By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET

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

With Colby’s victory over St. Lawrence, the Mules moved up a position to 22nd in this week’s rankings. St. Lawrence dropped to 23rd. There appears to be parity for many teams this season, which should make for exciting Team Championship weekends.

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 January 10, 2016. 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 (9)
  10. George Washington University (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Drexel University (13)
  13. Williams College (12)
  14. Middlebury College (14)
  15. Franklin and Marshall College (15)
  16. Amherst College (16)
  17. Bowdoin College (17)
  18. Bates College (18)
  19. Hamilton College (19)
  20. Wesleyan University (21)
  21. Wellesley College (22)
  22. Colby College (23)
  23. St. Lawrence University (20)
  24. William Smith College (24)
  25. Dickinson College (25)
  26. Tufts University (26)
  27. Mount Holyoke College (27)
  28. Connecticut College (28)
  29. Vassar College (29)
  30. Haverford College (30)