By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM ET; Updated Feb 10, 2010 at 6:21 PM ET

Northampton, MA — Thanks to an exciting week in women’s college squash, there were many matches with serious ranking implications.

Harvard maintained their top ranking with a 7-2 victory over 2nd-ranked Trinity.  Princeton moved from 7th to 4th thanks to Saturday’s 5-4 victory over Yale.

Cornell, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale have created an interesting conundrum for the ranking committee.  The four schools have traded matches this season.  Overall, Princeton and Yale are 2-1, while Cornell and Stanford are 1-2.  Princeton beat Yale head-to-head and Cornell beat Stanford head-to-head.  These results determined the 4th – 7th ranking order of Princeton, Yale, Cornell, and Stanford.

On Saturday, Bates hosted Mount Holyoke.  Bates’ victory moved the Bobcats to 11th and dropped Mount Holyoke to 12th.

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 February 2, 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. Princeton University (7)
  5. Yale University (4)
  6. Cornell University (5)
  7. Stanford University (6)
  8. Williams College (8)
  9. Dartmouth College (9)
  10. Brown University (10)
  11. Bates College (12)
  12. Mount Holyoke College (11)
  13. Middlebury College (13)
  14. Amherst College (14)
  15. Hamilton College (15)
  16. Colby College (16)
  17. Vassar College (17)
  18. Franklin and Marshall College (18)
  19. Georgetown University (19)
  20. George Washington University (20)
  21. Wesleyan University (21)
  22. Saint Lawrence University (22)
  23. Bowdoin College (23)
  24. William Smith College (24)
  25. Tufts University (25)
  26. Columbia University (26)
  27. Connecticut College (27)
  28. Northeastern University (28)
  29. Haverford College (29)
  30. Smith College (30)
  31. Wellesley College (31)
  32. Vermont, University of (33)
  33. Boston College (35)
  34. Drexel University (36)
  35. Rochester, University of (37)
  36. Notre Dame, University of (38)
  37. Vanderbilt University (40)