The College Squash Association (CSA) has updated the 2019-2020 season rankings for the final time in the 2019 calendar year. It is no surprise that, after the last few weeks of positive results, including multiple upsets of top-10 teams, both Drexel programs made the biggest changes at the top of the rankings.
The Drexel men’s and women’s team both head into the winter break in the Number 5 position of the college squash rankings, which are program bests. The men’s team leaped a monumental six spots, with the women’s team jumping three spots of their own.
Despite an equal triangle of women’s results between Drexel, Penn, and Stanford, Drexel captures the highest spot thanks to its next best victory against new No. 8 Columbia. Stanford then lands the No. 6 spot based on its head-to-head victory against Penn. Additional results during the second half of the season will impact this order as the year progresses.
The other big movers in the top 10 of either poll were the Columbia teams, which each fell slightly to No. 8 for the women and No. 10 for the men.
Brown’s victory over MIT on Saturday means they crack the top 16, swapping places with new No. 18 Navy. The battle for a top-16 women’s spot shifted as Bates (No. 17) and Franklin & Marshall (No. 18) jumped Tufts, but they all trail an idle Amherst squad.
On the men’s side, club sides New York University (No. 33) and Denison University (No. 40) moved into Chaffee Cup contention with strong results. The women’s rankings saw Bowdoin’s upset of Hamilton cause the Continentals to drop into 28th position.
To view the full set of rankings, please visit the College Squash Team Rankings page.