By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 19, 2016 at 7:08 PM ET

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

After Columbia’s first-ever victory over Cornell, the Lions and Big Red switched positions. Columbia assumes the 7th ranking position, while Cornell moves to the 8th ranking position.

With Drexel’s victory over Dartmouth and Williams’ win over George Washington, the 9th – 13th positions changed. Drexel takes over the 9th position, followed by Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, and George Washington.

Franklin & Marshall’s victory over Middlebury moved the Diplomats into the 14th ranking position.

Positions 20 – 23 were shuffled once again. Colby’s victory over Wesleyan and St. Lawrence’s victory over Wellesley moved Colby to the 20th position, followed by St. Lawrence, Wellesley, and Wesleyan.

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 17, 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. Columbia University (8)
  8. Cornell University (7)
  9. Drexel University (12)
  10. Dartmouth College (9)
  11. Williams College (13)
  12. Brown University (11)
  13. George Washington University (10)
  14. Franklin and Marshall College (15)
  15. Middlebury College (14)
  16. Amherst College (16)
  17. Bowdoin College (17)
  18. Bates College (18)
  19. Hamilton College (19)
  20. Colby College (22)
  21. St. Lawrence University (23)
  22. Wellesley College (21)
  23. Wesleyan 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)