By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM ET

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

Columbia moved to the #9 position after defeating Brown, 6-3. This was the first Ivy League victory for the Lyons since they became a varsity team in 2010.

Teams 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 Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of January 12, 2014. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Trinity College (2)
  3. Pennsylvania, University of (3)
  4. Princeton University (4)
  5. Yale University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. Stanford University (7)
  8. Dartmouth College (8)
  9. Columbia University (11)
  10. Brown University (9)
  11. Bates College (10)
  12. George Washington University (12)
  13. Franklin and Marshall College (13)
  14. Drexel University (14)
  15. Williams College (15)
  16. Hamilton College (16)
  17. Middlebury College (17)
  18. Amherst College (18)
  19. St. Lawrence University (19)
  20. Bowdoin College (20)
  21. Mount Holyoke College (21)
  22. Wesleyan University (22)
  23. Wellesley College (23)
  24. Colby College (24)
  25. William Smith College (25)
  26. Connecticut College (26)
  27. Virginia, University of (27)
  28. Tufts University (28)
  29. Boston College (29)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. Johns Hopkins University (31)
  32. Haverford College (32)
  33. Northeastern University (33)
  34. Smith College (34)
  35. California (35)
  36. Rochester, University of (37)
  37. Northwestern University (38)
  38. Fordham University (39)
  39. Minnesota, University of (40)
  40. Denison University (41)
  41. Washington University in St. Louis (42)
  42. Notre Dame, University of (43)
  43. Colgate University (NR)