By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 16, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 7:10 PM ET

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

Columbia’s first-ever program victory over Yale moved the Lions to the 5th ranking position. Rochester and Harvard moved up a position to 3rd and 4th, respectively. Yale dropped to 6th. For the first time in recent memory — perhaps ever — the top three teams in the rankings are all non-Ivy League schools.

Princeton’s and Penn’s victories over Dartmouth rearranged the 8th through 11th positions. Princeton, F&M, and Penn all move up a position, while Dartmouth fell to 11th.

The 12th – 17th positions were rearranged with victories by George Washington over Bates and Bates over Navy.  With many matches remaining for this grouping of teams, these ranking positions appear to be very fluid.

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 11, 2014. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. St. Lawrence University (1)
  2. Trinity College (2)
  3. Rochester, University of (4)
  4. Harvard University (5)
  5. Columbia University (6)
  6. Yale University (3)
  7. Cornell University (7)
  8. Princeton University (9)
  9. Franklin and Marshall College (10)
  10. Pennsylvania, University of (11)
  11. Dartmouth College (8)
  12. Drexel University (13)
  13. Williams College (15)
  14. Brown University (16)
  15. Bates College (14)
  16. Naval Academy (12)
  17. George Washington University (17)
  18. Western Ontario, University of (18)
  19. Middlebury College (19)
  20. Wesleyan University (20)
  21. Amherst College (21)
  22. Bowdoin College (22)
  23. Colby College (23)
  24. Hamilton College (24)
  25. Connecticut College (25)
  26. Hobart College (26)
  27. Stanford University (27)
  28. Virginia, University of (28)
  29. Georgetown University (29)
  30. Bucknell University (30)
  31. Johns Hopkins University (31)
  32. Tufts University (32)
  33. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (33)
  34. Northeastern University (34)
  35. Denison University (35)
  36. Lehigh University (36)
  37. Colgate University (37)
  38. Boston College (38)
  39. Bryant University (39)
  40. Boston University (40)
  41. New York University (41)
  42. Haverford College (42)
  43. Chicago, University of (43)
  44. Northwestern University (44)
  45. Washington University (St. Louis) (45)
  46. Charleston, College of (46)
  47. Pennsylvania State University (47)
  48. Fordham University (48)
  49. Richmond, University of (49)
  50. Washington, University of (50)
  51. Swarthmore College (51)
  52. California Berkeley, University of (52)
  53. Minnesota, University of (53)
  54. Dickinson College (54)
  55. Southern California (USC), University of (55)
  56. Vassar College (56)
  57. Siena College (57)
  58. Bard College (58)
  59. Notre Dame, University of (59)
  60. Vanderbilt University (60)
  61. Sewanee: University of the South (61)
  62. Vermont, University of (62)
  63. Duke University (63)
  64. Oregon, University of (64)
  65. Lafayette College (65)
  66. Miami, University of (NR)