By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM ET

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

Western Ontario returns to the rankings at the 11th position. They defeated Williams 7-2 last weekend.

Although early in the season, Penn, Bates, and George Washington have already traded matches. George Washington defeated Penn, 5-4, but lost to Bates 4-5. Penn defeated Bates, 5-4. According to CSA Ranking Rules, individual matches between these three teams were used as a tie-breaker; however, each team was tied with nine individual match victories. As a secondary tie-breaker, the ranking committee used individual games won: Penn, 35 games won, Bates, 32 games won; and George Washington, 29 games won. Penn was moved to the 14th position, while Bates and George Washington are in the 15th and 16th positions. There is incredible parity between the teams ranked between positions 9 through 20. With many match ups between these squads, rankings are likely to change many times as the season progresses.

Other teams making moves include Drexel, who defeated Conn College to take the 22nd position. Boston University moved up 17 positions from 48th to 31st. The Terriers defeated MIT and Northeastern to warrant the move. Haverford jumped three spots with a victory over Vassar.

Team are reminded that to qualify for the National Team Championships, they must meet minimum match requirements:

  • Varsity teams are required to play ten (10) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships. At minimum, each team should have at least 6 different opponents. Varsity teams should play the majority of their matches against other varsity schools.
  • Club teams are required to play eight (8) matches against other CSA teams to enter team championships in a 9 player division. In addition, club teams must play at least four (4) matches between January 1st and February 10th. At minimum, each team should have at least five (5) different opponents.

Below are the Dunlop Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of November 18, 2012. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

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