By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM ET

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

The race for seedings at the 2013 – 2014 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championships has only just begun. During this ranking cycle, F&M defeated Princeton and St. Lawrence defeated Rochester, which readjusted positions in the A Division. With virtually all teams in the top 8 scheduled to play one another, movement at the top of the rankings may be the only constant as the season progresses.

Thanks to a number of upsets, the positions 11 – 21 received a bit of a shakeup this week. Penn’s and Drexel’s victories over Williams rearranged these positions. Columbia, Bates, and Penn each move up a position, while Drexel slides up five spots to take over 16th.

The 31 – 46 range of the rankings has been the most active to date this season. MIT, Northeastern, and Bryant defeated Tufts for this ranking cycle. MIT previously defeated Northeastern, and Northeastern defeated Boston University. BC shutout Beantown rival BU. All these matches resulted in upward moves by Virginia, Denison, MIT, Northeastern, and Bryant.

Vassar’s victory over Bard at the Liberty League Championships moved the Brewers up in the rankings as well.

Ithaca was removed from the rankings due to “Not on Roster” players in their match results. They received multiple warnings. They will reenter the rankings in the ranking cycle after they enter the players in the US Squash scoring system for the matches with “Not on Roster” players.

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.

For a regular season match to officially count for ranking purposes, each team must have at least seven players. Except for Emerging Teams, matches with less than seven players per team will not count towards the required number of matches for entry into the National Team Championships.

Below are the Dunlop Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of November 24, 2013. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Harvard University (2)
  3. Yale University (4)
  4. St. Lawrence University (6)
  5. Rochester, University of (5)
  6. Franklin and Marshall College (7)
  7. Princeton University (3)
  8. Cornell University (8)
  9. Western Ontario, University of (9)
  10. Dartmouth College (10)
  11. Columbia University (12)
  12. Bates College (13)
  13. Pennsylvania, University of (Penn) (14)
  14. Naval Academy (15)
  15. Brown University (16)
  16. Drexel University (21)
  17. Williams College (11)
  18. Middlebury College (17)
  19. Wesleyan University (18)
  20. George Washington University (19)
  21. Bowdoin College (20)
  22. Amherst College (22)
  23. Connecticut College (23)
  24. Hamilton College (24)
  25. Stanford University (25)
  26. Colby College (26)
  27. Bucknell University (27)
  28. Johns Hopkins University (28)
  29. Hobart College (29)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. Virginia, University of (32)
  32. Denison University (33)
  33. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (34)
  34. Northeastern University (42)
  35. Bryant University (46)
  36. Tufts University (31)
  37. Boston College (36)
  38. Boston University (35)
  39. Washington University (St. Louis) (37)
  40. Colgate University (38)
  41. New York University (39)
  42. Lehigh University (40)
  43. Haverford College (41)
  44. Northwestern University (43)
  45. Swarthmore College (44)
  46. Southern California (USC), University of (45)
  47. Charleston, College of (47)
  48. Pennsylvania State University (48)
  49. Fordham University (49)
  50. California Berkeley, University of (50)
  51. Vermont, University of (51)
  52. Washington, University of (52)
  53. Vassar College (59)
  54. Siena College (53)
  55. Bard College (54)
  56. Richmond, University of (56)
  57. Chicago, University of (57)
  58. Illinois (Champaign), University of (58)
  59. Minnesota, University of (60)
  60. Notre Dame, University of (61)
  61. Duke University (62)
  62. Illinois (Springfield), University of (63)