The College Squash Association has released the second Dunlop College Squash Team Rankings of the 2018-2019 season. The rankings will be released one more time this calendar year after all of the matches are complete for the first semester.
The biggest movement in the rankings compared to the initial version occurred on the men’s side in positions No. 8 through No.19. The U.S. Naval Academy caused the biggest stir with a couple of upset wins on their way to a 10-0 record. The Midshipmen had the biggest jump, moving six spots to No. 10 in this week’s rankings. Heading in the opposite direction were Princeton University and George Washington University, dropping five spots each to No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.
In that same range of rankings, Virginia climbed one position to No. 12 despite a set of up-and-down results. The Cavaliers lost to Navy, then turned around quickly to beat Princeton in their next match. Bates also won a big match against Dickinson, leapfrogging the Red Devils to No. 18.
The other notable movers on the men’s side were Tufts University, moving up four spots with a nice early-season win over then-No. 23 Colby, and Connecticut College, which swapped places with Hamilton College.
The CSA women’s team rankings were much quieter during this early period of play. Only five of the top 28 teams moved position in this week’s version of the rankings.
The University of Pennsylvania’s 5-0 start included a big win over then-No. 4 Stanford, propelling them two spots up the rankings. The Princeton University women also beat Stanford in the No. 3 versus No. 4 match-up and maintained their place. The Dickinson College women’s team were the other squad to move up, switching places with Bates to No. 17 after a close 5-4 victory.
For the first time this season, several club teams have joined the rankings after playing enough early-season matches to qualify. Boston College, Bucknell University, and Georgetown University check in at Nos. 29, 30, and 31 in the women’s rankings, while University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, and Bucknell University lead the way at Nos. 34, 35, and 36 for the men.
To view the full list of rankings, please visit the Dunlop College Squash Rankings page.