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"We think the team that doesn't win the league deserves consideration," says Harris. "The trend in the Ivy is that the overall level of competitiveness is increasing. We don't think this is pie-in-the-sky. I think we have a realistic chance, and certainly the two should be in the conversation."
Harvard's Rating Percentage Index ranking in the most recent N.C.A.A. release was 44th, highest in the Ivy League.
With one victory this weekend, Harvard will establish a program record for most victories in a season. With two, it will establish a program record for most league wins (12) in a season.
"We've had a vision to have the opportunity to create something to be worthy of the brand of Harvard," Amaker said.