By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM ET

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

After defeating both Mount Holyoke and Tufts, William Smith moved ahead of the Lyons and Jumbos in the rankings. The Herons are now ranked 25th in the nation.

Dickinson College made their varsity debut this week against Haverford. Although the Red Devils came up just short in their inaugural match, they enter the rankings as the 34th-ranked squad.

Rochester jumps to the 37th position after defeating Colgate.

After defeating Washington in St. Louis and Minnesota, Northwestern moves ahead of the Bears and Gophers.

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 November 16, 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. Yale University (4)
  5. Princeton University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. Stanford University (7)
  8. George Washington University (8)
  9. Columbia University (9)
  10. Dartmouth College (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. Drexel University (13)
  14. Bates College (14)
  15. Middlebury College (15)
  16. Hamilton College (16)
  17. Franklin and Marshall College (17)
  18. Amherst College (18)
  19. Bowdoin College (19)
  20. St. Lawrence University (20)
  21. Wesleyan University (21)
  22. Colby College (22)
  23. Virginia, University of (23)
  24. Wellesley College (24)
  25. William Smith College (27)
  26. Mount Holyoke College (25)
  27. Tufts University (26)
  28. Connecticut College (28)
  29. Boston College (29)
  30. Georgetown University (30)
  31. Johns Hopkins University (31)
  32. Vassar College (32)
  33. Haverford College (33)
  34. Dickinson College (NR)
  35. Bucknell University (34)
  36. Smith College (36)
  37. Rochester, University of (42)
  38. Colgate University (35)
  39. New York University (37)
  40. Northeastern University (39)
  41. Northwestern University (41)
  42. Washington University in St. Louis (40)
  43. Minnesota, University of (38)
  44. Notre Dame, University of (43)
  45. California (44)