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Four Ivy League Venues Featured as the Most Iconic Programs in NCAA Division I Football History

The Yale Bowl was completed in 1914 and currently seats 61,446, reduced by renovations from its original capacity of 70,869. It was the first bowl-shaped stadium in the country — it opened on Nov. 21, 1914, for the Yale-Harvard game — and was declared a national historic landmark in 1987. The largest crowd to attend any event at the Bowl was 80,000 for the Army game on Nov. 3, 1923.

Courtesy of NCAA.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Yale, Harvard, Penn and Princeton were featured on NCAA.com as a part of its recognition of the top 15 all-time winningest NCAA Division I football programs to celebrate the start of the 2012 college football season.

Yale led the way for the Ivies at No. 2 with 869 wins in 1,269 games, followed by Harvard (8th) with 821 wins in 1,252 games, Penn (9th) with 818 wins in 1,323 games and Princeton (12th) with 786 wins in 1,223 games. Michigan topped the list with 895 wins in 1,241 games.

The 2012 Ivy League football season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 15 with all eight teams in action.