By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 5:59 PM ET

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

The top 8 teams saw a few changes this week. Franklin & Marshall’s victory over Rochester moved the Diplomats to fifth in the rankings, while Penn’s victory over Princeton moved the Quakers into the 8th spot.

Columbia hurdled Dartmouth after defeating the Big Green, 8-1.

The NESCAC Championships saw Williams defeat Bates, 5-4, and Middlebury defeat Wesleyan, 5-4. These matches changed the order of positions 14 – 18.

Georgetown’s victory over Johns Hopkins created two rankings triangles. The ranking committee reviewed in detail the matches for teams in the 26th – 31st positions and adjusted the rankings accordingly.

California and Washington climbed to 50th and 51st after defeating USC. Similarly, Richmond moved up 12 spots after beating Swarthmore and Penn State.

Maryland enters the rankings at 54th after defeating Ithaca and Siena.

Vanderbilt, Sewanee, and UNC were 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.

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 February 2, 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. Franklin and Marshall College (6)
  6. Rochester, University of (5)
  7. Cornell University (8)
  8. Pennsylvania, University of (10)
  9. Princeton University (7)
  10. Western Ontario, University of (9)
  11. Columbia University (12)
  12. Dartmouth College (11)
  13. Naval Academy (13)
  14. Drexel University (15)
  15. Williams College (16)
  16. Bates College (14)
  17. Middlebury College (18)
  18. Wesleyan University (17)
  19. Brown University (19)
  20. George Washington University (20)
  21. Bowdoin College (21)
  22. Amherst College (22)
  23. Colby College (23)
  24. Hamilton College (24)
  25. Connecticut College (25)
  26. Hobart College (28)
  27. Stanford University (29)
  28. Bucknell University (26)
  29. Virginia, University of (30)
  30. Georgetown University (36)
  31. Johns Hopkins University (27)
  32. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (31)
  33. Northeastern University (32)
  34. Boston College (33)
  35. Denison University (34)
  36. Tufts University (35)
  37. Boston University (37)
  38. Lehigh University (39)
  39. Colgate University (40)
  40. New York University (41)
  41. Haverford College (42)
  42. Charleston, College of (43)
  43. Chicago, University of (44)
  44. Washington University (St. Louis) (38)
  45. Northwestern University (45)
  46. Richmond, University of (58)
  47. Swarthmore College (46)
  48. Pennsylvania State University (48)
  49. Fordham University (49)
  50. California Berkeley, University of (50)
  51. Washington, University of (51)
  52. Southern California (USC), University of (47)
  53. Vassar College (52)
  54. Maryland, University of* (NR)
  55. Ithaca College (53)
  56. Siena College (54)
  57. Bryant University (55)
  58. Bard College (56)
  59. Vermont, University of* (57)
  60. Illinois (Champaign), University of* (59)
  61. Minnesota, University of (60)
  62. Notre Dame, University of (61)
  63. Duke University* (62)
  64. Illinois (Springfield), University of* (66)
  65. Gettysburg College* (67)