NCAA.com | January 25, 2014 Columbia bolsters No. 1 ranking with 5-0 sweep at NYU Invitational Share NYU Invitational GREENWICH VILLAGE, N.Y. -- Columbia men bolstered its number one ranking in the national coaches poll released this week by going 5-0 against some of the nation's best in the NYU Invitational Saturday. The sixth-ranked Lion women's team was nearly perfect, a narrow 15-12 loss to fifth-ranked Ohio State the only blemish in a 4-1 day. Together, Columbia's standout teams defeated such stalwarts as the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, St. John's, Wayne State, Northwestern and North Carolina.Fourth-ranked Notre Dame’s men fencing team finished the first day of competition in New York on the winning side of three quarters of their team bouts. The Irish men narrowly beat out conference rival and sixth-ranked Ohio State 14-13 while the No. 3-ranked women scored easy wins against Yale, Northwestern and host NYU with matching scores of 19-8.The seventh-ranked Columbia's men’s team went 3-2, defeating Wayne State, Ohio State, and NYU, while losing to Notre Dame and Columbia. The tenth-ranked women’s team went 2-3, collecting wins against Wayne State and NYU, while losing to Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Columbia.Seventh-ranked Northwestern women began its two-day swing through the East Coast Saturday by taking on six foes at the NYU Invitational inside the Coles Sports Center in New York City. The 'Cats split their six duals to move to 19-3 on the season.Philadelphia Invitational PHILADELPHIA -- With home advantage, the No. 8 Penn men’s fencing team added six victories to the win column upon completion of the Philadelphia Invitational in The Coach Dave Micahnik Fencing Center today. In each of the six duals, the Quakers did not score below 21 points, and a perfect 9-0 victory occurred five times in two weapons – Foil (three) and Sabre (two).No. 9 Brown at Boston CollegeCHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Brown fencing teams stand alone at the 20-win plateau on the strength of a combined 11-2 showing at Northeast Fencing Conference Meet hosted by Boston College on Saturday. The men's squad went 5-1.