Preseason Rankings, Week 1 Order of Play Released

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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
Preseason Ranking
Team Name
Preseason Ranking
Team Name
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
17 Middlebury College 17 MIT
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
33 Vassar College
34 Bard College

 

Schedules
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.