By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 15, 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 Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings of the season were released.

The top 8 positions saw another round of changes as the second semester commenced. Harvard’s victory over Penn, Yale’s victory over Columbia, and Penn’s win against Dartmouth shuffled the order. Yale moves into the 2nd position, followed by Penn, Harvard, and Dartmouth. Don’t be surprised if teams keep switching positions in the Potter Cup (A Division) right up until Team Championships.

Middlebury’s victory over Bates and Bates’ victory over Williams changed ranking positions 14 – 18. Navy and Brown slide up a position to 14th and 15th, while Middlebury rose two positions to 16th, followed by Bates and Williams.

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 January 10, 2016. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

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