By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM ET

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

There is a new number 1 team in the nation: Trinity College. Cornell’s 5-4 victory over Princeton created two ranking triangles: Harvard, Princeton, Cornell; and Yale, Princeton, Cornell. Harvard and Yale came out on top of the two triangles based on total number of games won, followed by Princeton and Cornell. The top four positions may change after Trinity and Princeton play on Saturday and Yale and Harvard play on Monday.

Dartmouth’s loss to Brown drops the Big Green to 9th. Brown moves to 16 with the victory.

NYU beat Fordham to earn the 45th position.

With several big matches left over the coming days, there will be a final team ranking early next week.

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 February 10, 2013. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

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