By Michael T. Bello
Published Feb 3, 2017 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Jan 31, 2017 at 8:48 PM ET

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

This is the first week of computerized ranking. Earlier this week, an article explaining the computerized ranking methodology was published.

As part of the computerized rankings, the College Squash Association will rank varsity and club 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.

Harvard’s victory over Rochester propelled the undefeated Crimson into the top ranking position.

Teams throughout the rankings are extremely close in the computerized ranking. With teams trading matches throughout the season, there are many key contests in the coming weeks that appear to be crucial for the final rankings 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. 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 1/29/2017. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking and their Elo point total.

  1. Harvard University (4; 1252.845)
  2. Trinity College (2; 1224.486)
  3. Columbia University (3; 1224.476)
  4. Rochester, University of (1; 1224.366)
  5. Drexel University (5; 1197.186)
  6. Pennsylvania, University of (6; 1178.779)
  7. St. Lawrence University (7; 1159.052)
  8. Dartmouth College (9; 1153.522)
  9. Yale University (8; 1138.343)
  10. Princeton University (10; 1130.432)
  11. Cornell University (13; 1111.465)
  12. Western Ontario, University of (12; 1111.391)
  13. Naval Academy (11; 1111.087)
  14. George Washington University (14; 1110.625)
  15. Franklin & Marshall College (15; 1089.994)
  16. Bates College (16; 1089.515)
  17. Williams College (17; 1083.381)
  18. Middlebury College (18; 1079.666)
  19. Virginia, University of (NR; 1076.060)
  20. Brown University (19; 1074.894)
  21. MIT (20; 1054.720)
  22. Dickinson College (21; 1053.664)
  23. Colby College (22; 1050.374)
  24. Amherst College (25; 1043.056)
  25. Hobart College (23; 1042.799)
  26. Bowdoin College (24; 1037.842)
  27. Wesleyan University (26; 1033.915)
  28. Tufts University (28; 1028.727)
  29. Hamilton College (27; 1025.055)
  30. Connecticut College (29; 1006.924)
  31. Stanford University (NR; 1006.592)
  32. Boston College (NR; 994.806)
  33. New York University (NR; 992.192)
  34. Bucknell University (NR; 990.388)
  35. Haverford College (30; 989.947)
  36. Denison University (NR; 972.992)
  37. Georgetown University (NR; 961.149)
  38. Lehigh University (NR; 951.329)
  39. Washington, University of (NR; 945.638)
  40. Chicago, University of (NR; 944.33)
  41. Duke University (NR; 1029.392)*
  42. Richmond, University of (NR; 927.494)
  43. Northwestern University (NR; 926.551)
  44. Bard College (31; 912.834)
  45. Fordham University (32; 910.266)
  46. Johns Hopkins University (NR; 909.510)
  47. Northeastern University (NR; 907.567)
  48. Boston University (NR; 899.634)
  49. Vassar College (33; 894.695)
  50. Southern California, University of (NR; 891.77)
  51. Colgate University (NR; 890.181)
  52. Lafayette College (NR; 888.225)
  53. Swarthmore College (NR; 883.225)
  54. Brandeis University (NR; 861.299)
  55. Minnesota, University of (NR; 856.491)
  56. Notre Dame, University of (NR; 856.458)
  57. Siena College (NR; 833.951)

*Non-varsity adjustment