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2009-2010 Women’s College Squash Team Rankings (12/8/2009)

By Michael T. Bello | Published December 9, 2009, 7:00 AM ET | Updated December 8, 2009, 9:22 PM ET

College Squash AssociationNorthampton, MA — There is a new number one in the latest Women’s College Squash Association rankings: Harvard University.  The Crimson earned this distinction by going 4-0 with victories over Brown, Williams, Dartmouth, and Cornell.

Princeton, the former number one, dropped to seventh.  The Tigers have been plagued by injuries to open the season.  Princeton began the season in Ithaca, NY, playing matches against Stanford and host Cornell. Stanford defeated the Tigers 5-4, but lost to Cornell 3-6.  Princeton defeated Cornell 5-4. Between the three teams, Cornell won 10 matches (6 against Stanford, 4 against Princeton), Stanford won 9 matches (6 against Princeton, 3 against Cornell), and Princeton won 8 matches (5 against Cornell, and 3 against Stanford).  Using this rationale, the ranking committee placed Cornell 5th, Stanford 6th, and Princeton 7th in the latest rankings.

George Washington dropped from 15th to 23rd. The Colonials lost to Georgetown and Franklin & Marshall. With their victory, the Hoyas moved up to the 22nd spot, while the Diplomats improved to 21st.

Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your team’s results in the US Squash Scoring System on the day of each match.

Below are the 2009-2010 Women’s College Squash Association Team Rankings as of December 8, 2009.  Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (2)
  2. Trinity College (3)
  3. Pennsylvania, University of (UPenn) (4)
  4. Yale University (5)
  5. Cornell University (6)
  6. Stanford University (7)
  7. Princeton University (1)
  8. Williams College (8)
  9. Dartmouth College (9)
  10. Brown University (10)
  11. Mount Holyoke College (11)
  12. Bates College (12)
  13. Middlebury College (13)
  14. Hamilton College (14)
  15. Bowdoin College (16)
  16. Amherst College (17)
  17. Vassar College (18)
  18. Wesleyan University (20)
  19. Tufts University (19)
  20. Colby College (21)
  21. Franklin and Marshall College (23)
  22. Georgetown University (27)
  23. George Washington University (15)
  24. Columbia University (22)
  25. Saint Lawrence University (24)
  26. William Smith College (26)
  27. Connecticut College (28)
  28. Northeastern University (25)
  29. Haverford College (29)
  30. Smith College (30)
  31. Wellesley College (31)
  32. Colgate University (32)
  33. Vermont, University of (33)
  34. California Berkeley, University of (34)
  35. Boston College (35)
  36. Drexel University (36)
  37. Rochester, University of (NR)
  38. Notre Dame, University of (37)
  39. Virginia, University of (38)
  40. Vanderbilt University (39)
  41. United States Naval Academy (NR)
  42. New York University (NR)
  43. University of Toronto (NR)
  44. Washington, University of (NR)