By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 7:21 PM ET

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

For the second week in a row, there is a new top-ranked squad. Trinity, the defending national champion, moves into the top spot with last week’s 5-4 victory over Penn.

Dartmouth’s victories over George Washington and Stanford moved the Big Green into the 7th position, followed by George Washington, Columbia, and Stanford.

Amherst’s victory over Hamilton moved the Jeffs to 17th and the Continentals to 18th.

Northwestern climbed to 42nd by defeating Northeastern, 8-1.

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 18, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (3)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (1)
  3. Harvard University (2)
  4. Yale University (4)
  5. Princeton University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. Dartmouth College (10)
  8. George Washington University (7)
  9. Columbia University (9)
  10. Stanford University (8)
  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. Amherst College (18)
  18. Hamilton College (17)
  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 (35)
  36. Smith College (36)
  37. Rochester, University of (37)
  38. Colgate University (38)
  39. New York University (39)
  40. Northwestern University (42)
  41. Northeastern University (40)
  42. Fordham University (41)
  43. Washington University in St. Louis (43)
  44. Minnesota, University of (44)
  45. Notre Dame, University of (45)