By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 31, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 7:44 PM ET

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

Cornell’s 6-3 victory over Rochester moved the Big Red into the fifth ranking position this week. Similarly, Williams took the 10th spot after defeating Columbia.

A trio of “B” schools (Bates, Bowdoin, and Brown), caused complexity this week. Brown beat Bates, 5-4, but lost to Bowdoin, 4-5. Earlier in the season, Bates defeated Bowdoin, 8-1.  According to the CSA ranking rules, in this situation, the individual matches won are used to break the tie: Bates won 12 individual matches, Brown won 9 individual matches, and Bowdoin won 6 individual matches. Bates dropped to 15th, while Brown and Bowdoin remained unchanged from last week’s rankings.

Hamilton’s 5-4 victory over Drexel continued the complexity in the rankings. The ranking committee reviewed in detail the head-to-head results between Colby, Conn, Drexel, and Hamilton. In the end, Drexel had the most individual match victories against the other three schools, followed by Hamilton, Colby, and Conn. Drexel also beat Amherst earlier in the season, which resulted in the 21st – 25th positions in this week’s rankings.

Haverford’s victory over BU moved the Fords into 31st, while Fordham’s 5-4 victory over Swarthmore led the Rams to the 46th ranking position.

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 January 27, 2013. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Princeton University (1)
  2. Trinity College (2)
  3. Harvard University (3)
  4. Yale University (4)
  5. Cornell University (6)
  6. Rochester, University of (5)
  7. Franklin and Marshall College (7)
  8. Dartmouth College (8)
  9. St. Lawrence University (9)
  10. Williams College (11)
  11. Columbia University (10)
  12. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (12)
  13. Western Ontario, University of (13)
  14. Naval Academy (15)
  15. Bates College (14)
  16. Middlebury College (16)
  17. George Washington University (17)
  18. Brown University (18)
  19. Bowdoin College (19)
  20. Wesleyan University (21)
  21. Drexel University (20)
  22. Amherst College (22)
  23. Hamilton College (25)
  24. Colby College (24)
  25. Connecticut College (23)
  26. Stanford University (26)
  27. Bucknell University (27)
  28. Johns Hopkins University (28)
  29. Hobart College (29)
  30. Tufts University (30)
  31. Haverford College (42)
  32. Boston University (32)
  33. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (33)
  34. Georgetown University (31)
  35. Colgate University (34)
  36. Boston College (35)
  37. California Berkeley, University of (36)
  38. Washington University (St. Louis) (37)
  39. Virginia, University of (39)
  40. Washington, University of (40)
  41. Denison University (41)
  42. Bryant University (43)
  43. Kenyon College (Not Playing Championships) (38)
  44. Northeastern University (44)
  45. Pennsylvania State University (45)
  46. Fordham University (49)
  47. Lehigh University (57)
  48. Swarthmore College (46)
  49. Illinois (Champaign), University of (Not Playing Championships) (47)
  50. Southern California (USC), University of (48)
  51. Northwestern University (50)
  52. Sewanee: University of the South (Not Playing Championships) (51)
  53. Charleston, College of (55)
  54. Vanderbilt University (52)
  55. New York University (53)
  56. Vassar College (54)
  57. North Carolina, University of (Not Playing Championships) (56)
  58. Notre Dame, University of (58)
  59. Vermont, University of (Not Playing Championships) (59)
  60. Chicago, University of (Not Playing Championships) (60)
  61. Bard College (61)
  62. Ithaca College (62)
  63. Siena College (63)
  64. Duke University (Not Playing Championships) (64)
  65. Minnesota, University of (65)
  66. Illinois (Springfield), University of (66)