CSA Updates Rankings After Another Exciting Weekend

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Another exciting weekend of college squash is in the books, and while there were only slight changes to the rankings this week, every match plays an important role in a team’s final seeding.

As the college squash season commences its final stages before the championships, the College Squash Association (CSA) will start updating the team rankings on a weekly basis. With so much parity between many teams, CSA has started the shift toward using an objective ELO-based algorithm to line up the standings.

Like last week when the Trinity women secured their top-ranked position with a victory over No. 2 Harvard, the top-ranked Harvard men’s team outlasted No. 2 Penn in a very close 5-4 win on Sunday to solidify their place at the top of the standings.

The only other change in the Top 10 rankings was Cornell’s move over Yale in the women’s standings. The Big Red narrowly edged Yale on the road, beating the Elis for the first time since 2001 and clinching the No. 5 position in this week’s poll.

On the men’s side, big victories by Williams, Amherst, and Hobart see each of them climb one spot in the rankings this week. With a loss to Amherst over the weekend, the Bowdoin women fell outside of the Top 16 for the first time this season. The NESCAC Championships for both genders looms large on the schedule as many conference member teams will compete for spots in the National Collegiate B Division.

The club squash season is shaping up nicely, with 12 active women’s teams and 33 active men’s teams earning rankings this week. Six new teams joined the rankings this time after logging at least their third match of the 2022-2023 season.

The full set of rankings can be viewed here below, while fans should look for regular updates on the College Squash Team Rankings page all season.

Women’s Varsity Team Rankings as of 1/23/2023
Varsity Rank Overall Rank Team Name Previous
1 1 Trinity College 1
2 2 Harvard University 2
3 3 Drexel University 3
4 4 Princeton University 4
5 5 Cornell University 6
6 6 Yale University 5
7 7 Virginia, University of 7
8 8 Columbia University 8
9 9 Pennsylvania, University of 9
10 10 Dartmouth College 10
11 11 Tufts University 11
12 12 Stanford University 12
13 13 William Smith College 14
14 14 Williams College 13
15 15 Amherst College 17
16 16 Middlebury College 15
17 17 Bowdoin College 16
18 18 Georgetown University 18
19 19 Franklin & Marshall College 19
20 20 Colby College 20
21 21 Wesleyan University 21
22 22 Chatham University 22
23 23 Denison University 23
24 25 Haverford College 24
25 26 Dickinson College 25
26 27 St. Lawrence University 26
27 28 Bates College 27
28 29 Connecticut College 28
29 30 Hamilton College 29
30 31 Vassar College 30
31 32 Mount Holyoke College 31
32 42 Bard College 32
Women’s Club Team Rankings as of 1/23/2023
Club Rank Overall Rank Team Name Previous
1 24 Brown University 1
2 33 Boston College 2
3 34 Chicago, University of 3
4 35 Northeastern University 4
5 36 Washington Univ. in St. Louis 5
6 37 Boston University 6
7 38 Fordham University 7
8 39 Colgate University NR
9 40 Wellesley College 8
10 41 Smith College 9
11 43 Bucknell University 10
12 44 North Carolina-Chapel Hill, U. of 11
Men’s Varsity Team Rankings as of 1/23/2023
Varsity Rank Overall Rank Team Name Previous
1 1 Harvard University 1
2 2 Pennsylvania, University of 2
3 3 Princeton University 3
4 4 Yale University 4
5 5 Virginia, University of 5
6 6 Trinity College 6
7 7 Drexel University 7
8 8 Cornell University 8
9 9 Columbia University 9
10 10 Dartmouth College 10
11 11 Chatham University 11
12 12 Rochester, University of 12
13 13 Western Ontario 13
14 14 Williams College 15
15 15 Tufts University 14
16 16 MIT 16
17 17 Franklin & Marshall College 17
18 18 Amherst College 19
19 19 Bates College 18
20 20 Colby College 21
21 21 Middlebury College 22
22 22 Hobart College 23
23 23 St. Lawrence University 20
24 24 Hamilton College 24
25 25 Bowdoin College 25
26 26 Naval Academy 26
27 27 Wesleyan University 27
28 28 Dickinson College 28
29 30 Haverford College 29
30 31 Connecticut College 30
31 32 Denison University 31
32 37 Fordham University 32
33 39 Vassar College 33
34 45 Bard College 34
Men’s/Co-Ed Club Team Rankings as of 1/23/2023
Club Rank Overall Rank Team Name Previous
1 29 Brown University 1
2 33 Georgetown University 2
3 34 Pennsylvania, U. of (CLUB) 3
4 35 Chicago, University of NR
5 36 Northeastern University 4
6 38 Boston University 5
7 40 George Washington Univ. 6
8 41 Harvard University (CLUB) NR
9 42 California-Berkeley, U. of 7
10 43 Dartmouth College (CLUB) 8
11 44 Connecticut, University of 9
12 46 Richmond, University of 10
13 47 Stanford University 11
14 48 Michigan, University of 12
15 49 Drexel University (CLUB) 13
16 50 Cornell University (CLUB) NR
17 51 Duke University 14
18 52 UCLA 15
19 53 Bucknell University 16
20 54 Johns Hopkins University 17
21 55 North Carolina-Chapel Hill, U. of 18
22 56 Indiana University NR
23 57 Virginia, University of (CLUB) 19
24 58 Washington & Lee University 20
25 59 Carnegie Mellon University NR
26 60 Washington Univ. in St. Louis 21
27 61 Boston College 22
28 62 Lehigh University 23
29 63 North Carolina State University 24
30 64 Davidson College 25
31 65 Arizona State 26
32 66 Swarthmore College 27
33 67 Naval Academy (CLUB) 28