By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM ET

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

Stanford’s 5-4 upset victory over Trinity shook up the top 10. Stanford moved from 9th to 5th, while Trinity fell from 2nd to 6th. These moves dropped Cornell, Columbia, and George Washington one position each, and elevated Penn, Princeton, and Yale one spot respectively. Being very early in the season, this will most likely be the first of a number of rearrangements in the top-10 ranking positions.

Wellesley moved up a position to 22nd after defeating Colby. Colby dropped from 20th to 23rd with the loss.

As a reminder, the College Squash Association updated its ranking rules for the 2015 – 2016 season. Varsity teams are ranked throughout the season (manually until January 25th when a computer algorithm has enough data to rank teams), while club and emerging club programs will only be ranked the week before Team Championships.

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.

Below are the Dunlop Women's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of November 29, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (3)
  3. Princeton University (4)
  4. Yale University (5)
  5. Stanford University (9)
  6. Trinity College (2)
  7. Cornell University (6)
  8. Columbia University (7)
  9. George Washington University (8)
  10. Dartmouth College (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. Drexel University (13)
  14. Middlebury College (14)
  15. Bates College (15)
  16. Franklin and Marshall College (16)
  17. Amherst College (17)
  18. Bowdoin College (18)
  19. Hamilton College (19)
  20. St. Lawrence University (21)
  21. Wesleyan University (22)
  22. Wellesley College (23)
  23. Colby College (20)
  24. Tufts University (24)
  25. William Smith College (25)
  26. Connecticut College (26)
  27. Dickinson College (27)
  28. Mount Holyoke College (28)
  29. Vassar College (29)
  30. Haverford College (30)