By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM ET

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

Last weekend, Middlebury defeated both Bates and Franklin & Marshall. This moved the Panthers up from 16th to 13th in the rankings.

Colby’s 5-4 victory over Wesleyan moved the Mules into the 21st position.

Haverford hosted and defeated Vasasr last week. The victory moved Haverford in front of the Brewers and into the 32nd position.

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 25, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (2)
  3. Harvard University (3)
  4. Yale University (4)
  5. Princeton University (5)
  6. Cornell University (6)
  7. Dartmouth College (7)
  8. George Washington University (8)
  9. Columbia University (9)
  10. Stanford University (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. Middlebury College (16)
  14. Franklin and Marshall College (13)
  15. Drexel University (14)
  16. Bates College (15)
  17. Amherst College (17)
  18. Hamilton College (18)
  19. Bowdoin College (19)
  20. St. Lawrence University (20)
  21. Colby College (22)
  22. Wesleyan University (21)
  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. Haverford College (33)
  33. Vassar College (32)
  34. Dickinson College (34)
  35. Bucknell University (35)
  36. Smith College (36)
  37. Rochester, University of (37)
  38. New York University (39)
  39. Northwestern University (40)
  40. Northeastern University (41)
  41. Colgate University (38)
  42. Fordham University (42)
  43. Washington University in St. Louis (43)
  44. Minnesota, University of (44)
  45. Notre Dame, University of (45)