By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 15, 2012 at 9:21 PM ET

Dunlop Sports - Official Squash Ball of the CSA Northampton, MA — Today, the ninth Dunlop Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings of the season were released.

This week, a number of tie-breaking scenarios were enacted to determine the rankings.

Princeton, Penn, and Trinity each were 1-1 against one another. To break the tie at the 3rd ranking position, the total individual matches won in the series were used: Princeton 11 individual matches, Penn 10 individual matches, and Trinity 6 individual matches.

After Amherst defeated Mount Holyoke, the teams in the 14 through 18 ranking range had each beaten each other: Mount Holyoke 2-1, Hamilton 2-1, Bowdoin 1-2, and Amherst 1-2.  To break the tie, the CSA used the tie-breaking scenario once again: Mount Holyoke 18 matches, Hamilton 15 matches, Bowdoin 13 matches, and Amherst 11 matches.  Due to Franklin & Marshall’s victory over Bowdoin earlier in the year, they maintained the 17th-ranking position.

Below are the Dunlop Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of February 12, 2012. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Yale University (2)
  3. Princeton University (5)
  4. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (4)
  5. Trinity College (3)
  6. Stanford University (6)
  7. Cornell University (7)
  8. Dartmouth College (8)
  9. Middlebury College (11)
  10. Bates College (9)
  11. Brown University (10)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. Columbia University (14)
  14. Mount Holyoke College (13)
  15. Hamilton College (15)
  16. Franklin and Marshall College (16)
  17. Bowdoin College (17)
  18. Amherst College (18)
  19. George Washington University (19)
  20. Wesleyan University (20)
  21. Colby College (21)
  22. Connecticut College (22)
  23. Tufts University (23)
  24. Wellesley College (24)
  25. William Smith College (25)
  26. Smith College (26)
  27. Vassar College (27)
  28. St. Lawrence University (28)
  29. Boston College (29)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. Virginia, University of (31)
  32. Haverford College (32)
  33. Colgate University (33)
  34. Johns Hopkins University (34)
  35. Drexel University (35)
  36. Northeastern University (36)
  37. Rochester, University of (37)
  38. Minnesota, University of (38)
  39. Washington University in St. Louis (39)