By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 22, 2010 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 28, 2010 at 7:35 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Today, the men’s College Squash Association released its first rankings of the second semester.

With Yale’s 6-3 victory over Rochester, the Bulldogs vaulted from 4th to 2nd in the rankings.  Rochester and Princeton slide down one spot each to third and fourth, respectively.  On Wednesday, Trinity notched an 8-1 victory over Yale, the third team to hold the second spot in the rankings this season.

Wesleyan, the 25th-ranked squad, continued its move up the rankings.  For the second consecutive rankings, the Cardinals improved by two spots.  They avenged a 4-5 early season loss to Conn College with an 8-1 victory in January.

The University of California (USC) dropped five spots to 44th in the nation due to player eligibility issues.

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 Men’s College Squash Association Team Rankings as of January 21, 2010.  Listed after each school’s name is their ranking from December 18, 2009.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Yale University (4)
  3. Rochester, University of (2)
  4. Princeton University (3)
  5. Harvard University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. University of Western Ontario (7)
  8. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (8)
  9. Dartmouth College (9)
  10. Williams College (10)
  11. Bates College (12)
  12. Franklin and Marshall College (11)
  13. Brown University (13)
  14. Naval Academy (14)
  15. Bowdoin College (18)
  16. Saint Lawrence University (15)
  17. Middlebury College (17)
  18. Amherst College (16)
  19. Tufts University (19)
  20. George Washington University (22)
  21. Colby College (20)
  22. Hamilton College (21)
  23. Stanford University (23)
  24. Denison University (24)
  25. Wesleyan University (27)
  26. Hobart College (28)
  27. Connecticut College (25)
  28. Northwestern University (26)
  29. Colgate University (29)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (31)
  32. Northeastern University (32)
  33. Kenyon College (33)
  34. Columbia University (34)
  35. Washington, University of (35)
  36. Virginia, University of (36)
  37. Drexel University (37)
  38. Vanderbilt University (38)
  39. Boston College (40)
  40. Boston University (41)
  41. California Berkeley, University of (42)
  42. Vassar College (43)
  43. Haverford College (44)
  44. University of Southern California (USC) (39)
  45. Purdue University (45)
  46. University of North Carolina (46)
  47. Illinois, University of (47)
  48. Swarthmore College (48)
  49. Vermont, University of (49)
  50. Bucknell University (50)
  51. Bard College (51)
  52. Lehigh University (52)
  53. Fordham University (53)
  54. Lafayette College (54)
  55. Notre Dame, University of (55)
  56. Bryant University (56)
  57. Siena College (57)
  58. Brandeis University (58)
  59. Maryland, University of (59)
  60. Tulane University (60)