By Michael T. Bello
Published Jan 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 19, 2016 at 7:07 PM ET

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

The top-8 positions are again in flux this week. After Rochester’s 5-4 victory over previously #2-ranked Yale, Rochester moved up to 5th, while Yale moved to 6th. Watch for the top-8 positions to change again next week.

The 15th and 16th ranking positions switched. Middlebury’s 5-4 victory over Brown moved the Panthers to 15th.

MIT’s victory over Dickinson, 7-2, moved the Engineers up to the 25th ranking position, followed by Dickinson and Tufts.

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 17, 2016. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (3)
  3. Harvard University (4)
  4. Dartmouth College (5)
  5. Rochester, University of (7)
  6. Yale University (2)
  7. St. Lawrence University (6)
  8. Columbia University (8)
  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 (14)
  15. Middlebury College (16)
  16. Brown University (15)
  17. Bates College (17)
  18. Williams 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. MIT (27)
  26. Dickinson College (25)
  27. Tufts University (26)
  28. Hamilton College (28)
  29. Connecticut College (29)
  30. Haverford College (30)
  31. Fordham University (31)
  32. Bard College (32)
  33. Vassar College (33)