By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET; Updated Feb 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET

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

For the first time this season, movement occurred at the top of the rankings.  Penn and Princeton changed positions thanks to the Quakers’ 5-4 victory over the Tigers.  Penn takes over 4th, while Princeton moves to 5th.

Bowdoin defeated Colby 6-3.  This victory moved the Polar Bears to 20th and the Mules to 21st.

Northeastern, Smith, and Wellesley have each faced each other twice this season.  Wellesley defeated Northeastern last week, which created a triangle between the three teams.  Wellesley won 20 matches, Northeastern won 18 matches, and Smith won 17 matches.  Wellesley moves to 27th, Northeastern 28th, and Smith to 29th.  At this weekend’s Seven Sisters’ Tournament, Smith and Wellesley may play again, which could ultimately settle this triangle.

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 31, 2011. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Yale University (2)
  3. Trinity College (3)
  4. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (5)
  5. Princeton University (4)
  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. Bowdoin College (21)
  21. Colby College (20)
  22. Vassar College (22)
  23. William Smith College (23)
  24. Tufts University (24)
  25. Connecticut College (25)
  26. St. Lawrence University (26)
  27. Wellesley College (29)
  28. Northeastern University (27)
  29. Smith 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. Colgate University (37)
  36. Rochester, University of (36)
  37. Drexel University (35)