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Dunlop 2012-2013 Men’s College Squash Preseason Team Rankings

By Michael T. Bello | Published November 5, 2012, 7:00 AM ET | Updated November 3, 2012, 7:35 PM ET

Dunlop Sports - Official Squash Ball of the CSANorthampton, MA — Today, the 2012 – 2013 Dunlop Men’s College Squash Preseason Team rankings were released.

Princeton begins its national championship and Potter Cup defense as the top team in the nation. Trinity and Harvard, the 2nd- and 3rd-ranked teams, as well as the other teams in the A Division, will be looking to take over the top spot by the end of the season.

Twelve schools improved in the rankings from last season: BU, Charleston, Drexel, Franklin & Marshall, Fordham, George Washington, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Swarthmore, Vermont, and Washington (St. Louis).

The following schools dropped spots in the rankings: Brown, Bryant, California Berkeley, Dartmouth, Denison, Tufts, Georgetown, Illinois (Champaign), Northeastern, Northwestern, NYU, Sewanee, Washington, and Vanderbilt 

Preseason rankings were based heavily on the team questionnaires returned for the 2012 – 2013 Season Previews, which included information on graduating and incoming players, and offseason training opportunities. Select schools have already commenced their seasons.  The results of these early matches were not factored into the preseason rankings. Teams that did not compete in the 2011 – 2012 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships or that competed in the 5-player Emerging Teams division were not ranked.

Below are the 2012 – 2013 Men’s College Squash Association preseason team rankings.  Listed after each school’s name is their final ranking from last season.

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

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