By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 13, 2015 at 7:13 PM ET

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

After Dartmouth’s 5-4 victory over George Washington, the Big Green and the Colonials switched positions. Dartmouth moves into the 9th position, followed by George Washington.

Bowdoin’s first victory over Bates since 2009 moved the Polar Bears up to 17th. Bates dropped to the 18th ranking position.

The 24th – 28th ranking positions were rearranged this week. Dickinson had a 6-3 victory over Tufts. In addition, both Tufts and Mount Holyoke defeated Conn College. William Smith moved up to 24th, followed by Dickinson, Tufts, Mount Holyoke and Conn College.

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 December 13, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

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