2015-2016 Dunlop Men’s College Squash Team Rankings (11/29/2015)

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[rankingimage] Hatfield, MA — Today, the third [mtr] of the season were released.

Franklin & Marshall’s come-from-behind victory over Princeton moved Drexel and the Diplomats up to the 8th and 9th ranking positions. Princeton dropped to 10th.

Brown’s 5-4 victory over Bates changed the order of teams ranked in the teens. Williams and Navy both moved up one position. Brown took over the 16th position, followed by Bates and Middlebury.

Western Ontario’s loss to Amherst moved the Mustangs down to the 23rd ranking position. Wesleyan, Colby, Bowdoin, and Amherst all moved up one position.

Tufts and MIT both defeated Hamilton. The Jumbos and the Engineers move up to the 26th and 27th positions, while Hamilton lands at 28th.

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 [mtr] as of November 29, 2015. Listed after each school’s name is their previous ranking.

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