By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 29, 2009 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 28, 2009 at 5:53 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Over half of the 68 men’s college squash teams are club organizations.  In recognition of this fact, CollegeSquashAssociation.com is publishing a subset of the latest team rankings that only lists club teams.

Over the past few seasons, Denison and Northeastern have battled it out for the top men’s club team in the nation.  For the 2009 – 2010 season, Stanford, Denison, and Northwestern are in a race to earn the club team honor.  There is still plenty of time remaining in the season, but it appears that the strongest club finish in the Summers Cup of the Men’s National Team Championships will earn the distinction.

Below are the club standings as of December 18, 2009.  Listed after each school’s name is their current official team rankings.

  1. Stanford University (23)
  2. Denison University (24)
  3. Northwestern University (26)
  4. Colgate University (29)
  5. Georgetown University (30)
  6. Northeastern University (32)
  7. Kenyon College (33)
  8. Columbia University (34)
  9. Washington, University of (35)
  10. Virginia, University of (36)
  11. Drexel University (37)
  12. Vanderbilt University (38)
  13. University of Southern California (USC) (39)
  14. Boston College (40)
  15. Boston University (41)
  16. California Berkeley, University of (42)
  17. Purdue University (45)
  18. University of North Carolina (46)
  19. Illinois, University of (47)
  20. Swarthmore College (48)
  21. Vermont, University of (49)
  22. Bucknell University (50)
  23. Lehigh University (52)
  24. Lafayette College (54)
  25. Notre Dame, University of (55)
  26. Bryant University (56)
  27. Siena College (57)
  28. Brandeis University (58)
  29. Maryland, University of (59)
  30. Tulane University (60)
  31. Ithaca College (61)
  32. Johns Hopkin University (62)
  33. North Carolina State University (63)
  34. Penn State University (64)
  35. Roger Williams University (65)
  36. Rutgers University (66)
  37. Utah, University of (67)
  38. Washington and Lee University (68)