By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 30, 2014 at 6:33 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.

Navy and Bates switched positions after the Midshipmen defeated the Bobcats. Williams’ victory over Wesleyan moved the Ephs to the 16th position.

The 19 – 22 positions became a bit jumbled after George Washington upset Bowdoin, 5-4. In the end, the order for this week is Brown, George Washington, Bowdoin, and Amherst.

Bryant lost to Siena, 3-6, and defeated Vermont, 5-4. These results dropped the Bulldogs to 55th.

Chicago and Charleston both defeated Northwestern. Charleston moves to 43rd, while Chicago takes the 44th position.

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 26, 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. Naval Academy (14)
  14. Bates College (13)
  15. Drexel University (15)
  16. Williams College (17)
  17. Wesleyan University (16)
  18. Middlebury College (18)
  19. Brown University (20)
  20. George Washington University (22)
  21. Bowdoin College (19)
  22. Amherst College (21)
  23. Colby College (23)
  24. Hamilton College (24)
  25. Connecticut College (25)
  26. Bucknell University (26)
  27. Johns Hopkins University (27)
  28. Hobart College (28)
  29. Stanford University (29)
  30. Virginia, University of (30)
  31. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (31)
  32. Northeastern University (32)
  33. Boston College (33)
  34. Denison University (34)
  35. Tufts University (35)
  36. Georgetown University* (37)
  37. Boston University (38)
  38. Washington University (St. Louis) (39)
  39. Lehigh University (42)
  40. Colgate University (40)
  41. New York University (41)
  42. Haverford College (43)
  43. Charleston, College of (47)
  44. Chicago, University of (58)
  45. Northwestern University (44)
  46. Swarthmore College (45)
  47. Southern California (USC), University of* (46)
  48. Pennsylvania State University (48)
  49. Fordham University (49)
  50. California Berkeley, University of* (50)
  51. Washington, University of (52)
  52. Vassar College (53)
  53. Ithaca College (54)
  54. Siena College (55)
  55. Bryant University (36)
  56. Bard College (56)
  57. Vermont, University of (51)
  58. Richmond, University of (57)
  59. Illinois (Champaign), University of* (59)
  60. Minnesota, University of (60)
  61. Notre Dame, University of (61)
  62. Duke University* (62)
  63. Vanderbilt University (NR)
  64. Sewanee: University of the South (NR)
  65. North Carolina, University of* (NR)
  66. Illinois (Springfield), University of (63)
  67. Gettysburg College* (64)

* =  Not competing at Team Championships