By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 12:14 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.

There is a new top-ranked team in the nation. After losing to Penn, 4-5, Harvard moves down to 2nd in this week’s ranking.  Penn takes over the top position, and Trinity moves to 3rd.

Stanford and George Washington switched positions after the Colonial’s recent 5-4 victory over the Cardinal. George Washington takes the 7th position, followed by Stanford.

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 11, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Pennsylvania, University of (3)
  2. Harvard University (1)
  3. Trinity College (2)
  4. Yale University (4)
  5. Princeton University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. George Washington University (8)
  8. Stanford University (7)
  9. Columbia University (9)
  10. Dartmouth College (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. Franklin and Marshall College (13)
  14. Drexel University (14)
  15. Bates College (15)
  16. Middlebury College (16)
  17. Hamilton 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 (25)
  26. Mount Holyoke College (26)
  27. Connecticut College (27)
  28. Tufts University (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 (34)
  35. Bucknell University (NR)
  36. Smith College (35)
  37. Rochester, University of (36)
  38. Colgate University (37)
  39. New York University (38)
  40. Northeastern University (39)
  41. Fordham University (40)
  42. Northwestern University (41)
  43. Washington University in St. Louis (42)
  44. Minnesota, University of (43)
  45. Notre Dame, University of (44)