By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 17, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 11:12 PM ET

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

Vassar’s 7-2 victory over Mount Holyoke moved the Brewers up from 29th to 27th in the rankings. Mount Holyoke moved down one spot to 28th, followed by Conn College and Haverford.

As a reminder, the College Squash Association has three ranking phases per season:

  • Preseason: CSA varsity coaches will vote on the top-25 varsity teams for the preseason ranking. The Ranking Chair and the Executive Administrator will determine the remaining varsity ranking positions.
  • Manual Rankings (November – January 24th): The Executive Administrator and the Ranking Chair will rank all varsity teams manually.
  • Computerized Rankings (January 25th – Team Championships): The College Squash Association will rank teams that have played at least five matches utilizing the Elo ranking methodology. If needed, the Ranking Chair may adjust a non-varsity team’s ranking position.

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. 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 11/13/2016. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Harvard University (1)
  2. Pennsylvania, University of (2)
  3. Trinity College (3)
  4. Princeton University (4)
  5. Stanford University (5)
  6. Yale University (6)
  7. Columbia University (7)
  8. Cornell University (8)
  9. Dartmouth College (9)
  10. Drexel University (10)
  11. Brown University (11)
  12. Williams College (12)
  13. George Washington University (13)
  14. Franklin and Marshall College (14)
  15. Middlebury College (15)
  16. Bates College (16)
  17. Amherst College (17)
  18. Bowdoin College (18)
  19. Colby College (19)
  20. St. Lawrence University (20)
  21. Hamilton College (21)
  22. Tufts University (22)
  23. Wellesley College (23)
  24. Wesleyan University (24)
  25. Dickinson College (25)
  26. William Smith College (26)
  27. Vassar College (29)
  28. Mount Holyoke College (27)
  29. Connecticut College (28)
  30. Haverford College (30)