By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 7:35 PM ET

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

There was a lot of movement in the 17 – 24 range of the rankings. Bowdoin’s 6-3 victory over Brown moved the Polar Bears into the 19th ranking position. Amherst moved right behind Brown after defeating George Washington, 5-4. Colby and Hamilton switched positions after the Mules defeated the Continentals.

Hobart’s victory over Stanford moved the Statesmen to the 28th position.

A ranking triangle formed between Bryant, Denison, and Tufts. This season, Bryant defeated Tufts, 6-3, Denison defeated Bryant, 7-2, and Tufts defeated Denison, 6-3. According to the CSA ranking rules, in this situation, the individual matches won are used to break the tie: Denison won 10 individual matches, Tufts won 9, and Bryant won 8. Denison assumes the 34th position, followed by Tufts and then Bryant.

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 Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of January 19, 2014. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Harvard University (2)
  3. Yale University (3)
  4. St. Lawrence University (4)
  5. Rochester, University of (5)
  6. Franklin and Marshall College (6)
  7. Princeton University (7)
  8. Cornell University (8)
  9. Western Ontario, University of (9)
  10. Pennsylvania, University of (10)
  11. Dartmouth College (11)
  12. Columbia University (12)
  13. Bates College (13)
  14. Naval Academy (14)
  15. Drexel University (15)
  16. Wesleyan University (16)
  17. Williams College (18)
  18. Middlebury College (19)
  19. Bowdoin College (21)
  20. Brown University (17)
  21. Amherst College (22)
  22. George Washington University (20)
  23. Colby College (24)
  24. Hamilton College (23)
  25. Connecticut College (25)
  26. Bucknell University (27)
  27. Johns Hopkins University (28)
  28. Hobart College (29)
  29. Stanford University (26)
  30. Virginia, University of (31)
  31. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (33)
  32. Northeastern University (34)
  33. Boston College (35)
  34. Denison University (32)
  35. Tufts University (37)
  36. Bryant University (36)
  37. Georgetown University (30)
  38. Boston University (38)
  39. Washington University (St. Louis) (39)
  40. Colgate University (40)
  41. New York University (41)
  42. Lehigh University (42)
  43. Haverford College (43)
  44. Northwestern University (44)
  45. Swarthmore College (45)
  46. Southern California (USC), University of (46)
  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 (53)
  54. Ithaca College (54)
  55. Siena College (55)
  56. Bard College (56)
  57. Richmond, University of (57)
  58. Chicago, University of (58)
  59. Illinois (Champaign), University of (59)
  60. Minnesota, University of (60)
  61. Notre Dame, University of (61)
  62. Duke University (62)
  63. Illinois (Springfield), University of (63)
  64. Gettysburg College (64)