By Michael T. Bello
Published Nov 18, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Nov 17, 2016 at 11:11 PM ET

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

Vassar’s 6-3 victory over Fordham caused the Brewers and the Rams to switch ranking positions. Vassar moves up to 32nd, while Fordham moves down to 33rd.

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 Men's College Squash Association Team Rankings as of 11/13/2016. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

  1. Trinity College (1)
  2. Yale University (2)
  3. Rochester, University of (3)
  4. St. Lawrence University (4)
  5. Harvard University (5)
  6. Pennsylvania, University of (6)
  7. Columbia University (7)
  8. Dartmouth College (8)
  9. Drexel University (9)
  10. Cornell University (10)
  11. George Washington University (11)
  12. Princeton University (12)
  13. Franklin & Marshall College (13)
  14. Naval Academy (14)
  15. Middlebury College (15)
  16. Brown University (16)
  17. Bates College (17)
  18. Williams College (18)
  19. Wesleyan University (19)
  20. Colby College (20)
  21. Amherst College (21)
  22. Hobart College (22)
  23. Western Ontario, University of (23)
  24. Bowdoin College (24)
  25. Dickinson College (25)
  26. MIT (26)
  27. Tufts University (27)
  28. Hamilton College (28)
  29. Connecticut College (29)
  30. Haverford College (30)
  31. Bard College (31)
  32. Vassar College (33)
  33. Fordham University (32)