The College Squash Association (CSA) published the preseason rankings for all women’s and men’s varsity teams on Thursday, setting the stage for the season to begin in earnest this weekend.
One main noticeable change right from the jump is that seven-time defending women’s team champion, Harvard, is not at the top of the standings as the season gets underway. Trinity College takes the top women’s spot thanks to a strong set of returning players coupled with an impressive incoming class.
On the men’s side, three-time defending team champion Harvard picks up where it left off last year, grabbing the No. 1 spot just ahead of University of Pennsylvania. Harvard may be the team to beat again this season, but the logjam of talented teams behind them will make for some very interesting matches along the road to the championship.
The full list of the preseason rankings can be found below and will be updated throughout the season on CSA’s College Squash Rankings page. This year’s preseason rankings were decided based on an algorithm which evaluates the Club Locker player ratings of the top players on each team and were confirmed by the CSA Rankings Committee.
With a full slate of matches scheduled for this weekend, including the first varsity match of the season between the men’s teams from Vassar College and Fordham University, the CSA also released the randomized order of play for the upcoming week:
Order of Play
The order of play for this week, Thursday Nov. 3 through Wednesday Nov. 9, is:
- 3-court system: 2,3,1 / 5,6,4 / 9,8,7
- 5-court system: 2,1 / 4,3 / 5,6 / 7,8 / 10,9
2022-2023 Women’s Preseason Team Rankings
2022-2023 Men’s Preseason Team Rankings
|1||Trinity College||1||Harvard University|
|2||Harvard University||2||Pennsylvania, University of|
|3||Drexel University||3||Princeton University|
|4||Columbia University||4||Yale University|
|5||Princeton University||5||Virginia, University of|
|6||Yale University||6||Trinity College|
|7||Cornell University||7||Drexel University|
|8||Virginia, University of||8||Cornell University|
|9||Pennsylvania, University of||9||Columbia University|
|10||Dartmouth College||10||Rochester, University of|
|11||Stanford University||11||Western Ontario|
|12||Tufts University||12||Dartmouth College|
|13||Amherst College||13||Chatham University|
|14||William Smith College||14||Williams College|
|15||Williams College||15||Tufts University|
|16||Bowdoin College||16||Franklin and Marshall College|
|18||Colby College||18||Amherst College|
|19||Bates College||19||St. Lawrence University|
|20||St. Lawrence University||20||Colby College|
|21||Franklin and Marshall College||21||Bowdoin College|
|22||Georgetown University||22||Bates College|
|23||Chatham University||23||Middlebury College|
|24||Hamilton College||24||Hobart College|
|25||Wesleyan University||25||Naval Academy|
|26||Dickinson College||26||Hamilton College|
|27||Denison University||27||Wesleyan University|
|28||Haverford College||28||Dickinson College|
|29||Connecticut College||29||Haverford College|
|30||Vassar College||30||Denison University|
|31||Mount Holyoke College||31||Fordham University|
|32||Bard College||32||Connecticut College|
View the full college schedules here:
College Squash Women’s Schedule
College Squash Men’s Schedule
Live Scoring will be available for many matches during the weekend on Club Locker – Men and Women. Please make sure you check schools’ spectator policies and live streaming options if you plan to tune in to a specific match in the coming days.
Please also follow the CSA on Twitter (@CollegeSquash) and Instagram (@college_squash) for social media updates throughout the weekend.