By Michael T. Bello
Published Dec 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Dec 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM ET

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

Penn’s consecutive victories over 4th-ranked Rochester and 3rd-ranked St. Lawrence vaulted the Quakers from 7th to 2nd in this ranking cycle.

In an upset 73 years in the making, Dartmouth defeated previously 2nd-ranked Harvard. Columbia, Yale, and Dartmouth each defeated Franklin & Marshall, 7-2. Columbia and Yale remain at the 5th and 6th positions, while Dartmouth moves from 11th to 7th in the rankings. Harvard assumes the 8th position. After an exciting first semester of squash, the second semester should continue the excitement and see more changes throughout the top-10 positions.

Dickinson’s victory over Tufts moves the Red Devils up four positions to 25th. Tufts and MIT both defeated Conn College.   The Jumbos and Engineers retain the 25th and 26th positions, followed by Hamilton 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 Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of December 13, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (7)
  3. St. Lawrence University (3)
  4. Rochester, University of (4)
  5. Columbia University (5)
  6. Yale University (6)
  7. Dartmouth College (11)
  8. Harvard University (2)
  9. Drexel University (8)
  10. Franklin & Marshall College (9)
  11. Princeton University (10)
  12. Cornell University (12)
  13. George Washington University (13)
  14. Williams College (14)
  15. Naval Academy (15)
  16. Brown University (16)
  17. Bates College (17)
  18. Middlebury College (18)
  19. Wesleyan University (19)
  20. Colby College (20)
  21. Bowdoin College (21)
  22. Amherst College (22)
  23. Western Ontario, University of (23)
  24. Hobart College (24)
  25. Dickinson College (29)
  26. Tufts University (26)
  27. MIT (27)
  28. Hamilton College (28)
  29. Connecticut College (25)
  30. Haverford College (30)
  31. Fordham University (31)
  32. Bard College (32)
  33. Vassar College (33)