By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 13, 2015 at 7:40 AM ET; Updated Feb 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM ET

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

The 8 through 11 positions were affected last weekend’s matches. Penn and Princeton each faced Cornell. Penn defeated the Big Red, 8-1, while Princeton lost to Cornell 4-5.  This also created a ranking triangle between Cornell, Dartmouth, and Princeton. Princeton won the triangle, followed by Cornell. Penn moves into the 8th position, followed by Princeton, Cornell, and Dartmouth.

After the NESCAC Championships, where Bates defeated Middlebury, and a detailed review by the MCSA Ranking Appeal Committee, the 15th – 18th ranking positions were adjusted. George Washington moves into the 15th position, followed by Bates, Middlebury, and Brown.

Wesleyan’s victory over Colby at the NESCAC Championships moved the Cardinals to the 20th position. Bowdoin’s victory over Amherst moved Hobart to 22nd, Bowdoin to 23rd, and Amherst to 24th.

MIT’s victories over Virginia and Johns Hopkins moved the Engineers to the 28th position.

The 36th – 45th positions were shuffled thanks to victories from Haverford, Fordham, Lehigh, and NYU.

Maryland debuts at the 56th position. Vassar moves ahead of Bard after winning the rematch agains the Raptors.

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 February 8, 2014. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. St. Lawrence University (2)
  3. Harvard University (3)
  4. Columbia University (4)
  5. Yale University (5)
  6. Rochester, University of (6)
  7. Franklin and Marshall College (7)
  8. Pennsylvania, University of (9)
  9. Princeton University (8)
  10. Cornell University (11)
  11. Dartmouth College (10)
  12. Drexel University (12)
  13. Williams College (13)
  14. Naval Academy (14)
  15. George Washington University (17)
  16. Bates College (18)
  17. Middlebury College (15)
  18. Brown University (16)
  19. Western Ontario, University of (19)
  20. Wesleyan University (21)
  21. Colby College (20)
  22. Hobart College (23)
  23. Bowdoin College (24)
  24. Amherst College (22)
  25. Hamilton College (25)
  26. Connecticut College (26)
  27. Stanford University (27)
  28. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (34)
  29. Virginia, University of (28)
  30. Bucknell University (29)
  31. Chicago, University of (30)
  32. Georgetown University (31)
  33. Tufts University (33)
  34. Johns Hopkins University (32)
  35. Denison University (35)
  36. New York University (41)
  37. Haverford College (43)
  38. Northeastern University (36)
  39. Fordham University (44)
  40. Lehigh University (45)
  41. Northwestern University (42)
  42. Boston College (37)
  43. Colgate University (39)
  44. Bryant University (38)
  45. Boston University (40)
  46. Washington University (St. Louis) (46)
  47. Miami, University of (47)
  48. Richmond, University of (48)
  49. Charleston, College of (49)
  50. Pennsylvania State University (50)
  51. Washington, University of (51)
  52. Swarthmore College (52)
  53. Minnesota, University of (53)
  54. California Berkeley, University of (54)
  55. Dickinson College (55)
  56. Maryland, University of (NR)*
  57. Siena College (56)
  58. Vassar College (58)
  59. Bard College (57)
  60. Davidson College (59)
  61. Vanderbilt University (60)
  62. Notre Dame, University of (61)
  63. Vermont, University of (62)
  64. Oregon, University of (63)
  65. Southern California (USC), University of (64)
  66. Duke University (65)*
  67. Lafayette College (66)*
  68. Ithaca College (67)
  69. Brandeis University (68)*

* =  Not competing at Team Championships