By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM ET

Dunlop Sports - Official Squash Ball of the CSA Northampton, MA – Today, the women’s College Squash Association released the seventh Dunlop Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings of the season.

The teams ranked 11th – 13th, Middlebury, Amherst, and Bates, are in a dead heat.  The three teams have traded matches over a seven-day stretch.  The triangle method for breaking the ranking quandary had to be employed. Between the three teams, Middlebury won 10 matches (6 against Amherst and 4 against Bates), Amherst won 9 matches (6 against Bates and 3 against Middlebury), and Bates won 8 matches (5 against Middlebury and 3 against Amherst).  The three teams will most likely rematch in the NESCAC Tournament on February 4th – 6th.

For positions 23 through 26, another tight group of teams is forming.  William Smith’s 8-1 victory over Conn College moves the Herons to 23rd. The triangle method was used again to break the tie between Tufts, Conn, and St. Lawrence. Tufts and Conn each had 10 match victories in the triangle, while St. Lawrence had 7.  Tufts beat Conn in their head-to-head matchup, which moved the Jumbos to 24th, Conn to 25th, and kept St. Lawrence at 26th.

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 Dunlop Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of January 24, 2011. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Yale University (2)
  3. Trinity College (3)
  4. Princeton University (4)
  5. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (5)
  6. Stanford University (6)
  7. Cornell University (7)
  8. Dartmouth College (8)
  9. Williams College (9)
  10. Brown University (10)
  11. Middlebury College (11)
  12. Amherst College (12)
  13. Bates College (13)
  14. Columbia University (14)
  15. Mount Holyoke College (15)
  16. Franklin and Marshall College (16)
  17. Hamilton College (17)
  18. George Washington University (18)
  19. Wesleyan University (19)
  20. Colby College (20)
  21. Bowdoin College (21)
  22. Vassar College (22)
  23. William Smith College (25)
  24. Tufts University (23)
  25. Connecticut College (24)
  26. St. Lawrence University (26)
  27. Northeastern University (29)
  28. Smith College (27)
  29. Wellesley College (28)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. Boston College (31)
  32. Virginia, University of (32)
  33. John Hopkins University (33)
  34. Haverford College (34)
  35. Drexel University (35)
  36. Rochester, University of (36)
  37. Colgate University (37)