By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 28, 2010 at 7:37 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Today, the women’s College Squash Association released its fourth team rankings of the season.

After victories over Bowdoin, both St. Lawrence and George Washington moved up the rankings. The Colonials moved up three spots to 20th, while the Saints moved from 25th to 23rd. Bowdoin dropped from 15th to 24th.

Like George Washington, Franklin & Marshall and Georgetown also moved up three spots each.

Amherst and Vassar moved up to the 15th and 16th spots, respectively.  Amherst’s 5-4 victory over the Brewers prior to the semester break cemented the order of the two squads.

At the National Team Championships in late February, the Walker Cup, the flight for teams ranked 17th – 24th, should be very competitive given the recent fluidity of this area of the rankings.

Coaches and Team Contacts, please remember to enter your teams’ 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 January 19, 2010.  Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Trinity College (2)
  3. Pennsylvania, University of (UPenn) (3)
  4. Yale University (4)
  5. Cornell University (5)
  6. Stanford University (6)
  7. Princeton University (7)
  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. Amherst College (16)
  16. Vassar College (17)
  17. Tufts University (19)
  18. Franklin and Marshall College (21)
  19. Georgetown University (22)
  20. George Washington University (23)
  21. Colby College (20)
  22. Wesleyan University (18)
  23. Saint Lawrence University (25)
  24. Bowdoin College (15)
  25. Columbia University (24)
  26. William Smith College (26)
  27. Connecticut College (27)
  28. Northeastern University (28)
  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 (37)
  38. Notre Dame, University of (38)
  39. Virginia, University of (39)
  40. Vanderbilt University (40)
  41. Naval Academy (41)
  42. New York University (42)
  43. Toronto, University (43)
  44. Washington, University (44)
  45. John Hopkins University (NR)