Northwestern, Virginia still No. 1 in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

Northwestern, Virginia still No. 1 in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings


Top spots: The Virginia men and the Northwestern women remain No. 1 in this week’s Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings. Northwestern (13-1) has been ranked No.1 in every ranking period this season and in 20 of the past 21 rankings. Undefeated Virginia (20-0) claims the top spot for the third straight week and for the 20th time in the past 26 rankings. The Cavaliers picked up a pair of 6-1 victories over conference foes Clemson and Virginia Tech. After a week of rest, the Wildcats play host to No. 15 Michigan before hitting the road to take on No. 16 Michigan this week.

Rounding Out the Top 10: On the women's side, Northwestern is followed by (in order): Georgia, Notre Dame, Baylor, Miami (FL), Georgia Tech, Duke, California, UCLA and USC. For the men, following Virginia is: Mississippi, Georgia, Stanford, Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida, USC, Illinois and Baylor.

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC – 8; ACC and Pac-10 – 4; Big 12 and Big Ten – 3; Big East, WAC and WCC - 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with the SEC claiming four of the top seven spots. Women's Top 25: ACC and SEC – 7; Pac-10 – 5; Big Ten – 2; Big 12, Big East, Conference USA and WAC – 1. Six different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with the ACC and Pac-10 each claiming three of the top 10 spots.

Twice as Nice: Eleven schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside this week’s top 25.

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Alabama

17

17

Baylor

10

4

Florida

7

14

Florida State

15

25

Georgia

3

2

Kentucky

13

19

Stanford

4

11

Tennessee

5

13

UCLA

11

9

USC

8

10

Virginia

1

22

Jumpers and Newcomers: While there was little shakeup in the top 25 rankings, the Florida State women slid back into the top 25 after a one week hiatus. Also returning to the top 25 is the Auburn men’s team. Both Florida State and Auburn made the largest jumps this week, rising five and eight spots from No. 30, respectively. Joining Auburn in making an appearance in this week’s men’s top 25 is Wisconsin, which climbed five spots to No. 24.

Blue Gray: The Tennessee men's tennis team won the prestigious Blue Gray Tennis Classic title last week. This is the second time the Vols have been crowned champion in the annual event, joining Illinois, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas, USC and VCU as the only schools to capture the title multiple times. The classic began in 1949 as an individual tournament, before changing to its current format as a team competition in 1984. UT defeated four nationally-ranked opponents en route to the 2009 title: No. 53 Penn State, No. 32 Texas Tech, No. 22 Auburn and No. 17 Alabama. Tennessee's John-Patrick Smith was awarded the tournament MVP, and Saketh Myneni of Alabama won the Sportsmanship Award.

Sweet 16: This year’s NCAA Division I collegiate basketball tournament is down to the final 16 teams. On the men’s side, only two schools (Arizona and Louisville) remain that also boast a Top 25 men’s tennis program. With half of the women’s Sweet 16 matchups decided, one-fourth of the remaining 24 schools also have its tennis team ranked in the latest Top 25 as Arizona State, Baylor, California, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU and Stanford are all still alive in the tournament. The last time the same school produced the NCAA men’s tennis and basketball champions was UCLA in 1975 while the last time it happened for the women was in 1990 with Stanford.


Next Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings: The next weekly team rankings will be released on Tuesday, March 31 as well as the next singles and doubles rankings. These rankings reflect results through Sunday, March 22. It is important and factually accurate to include “Campbell” in the title so please remember when referring to the ITA Rankings to cite as Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings.

Division I Men’s Top 25

Division I Women’s Top 25

Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings:

Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings:

Rank, school

W-L

Avg.

3/17

Rank, school

W-L

Avg.

3/17

1. Virginia

20-0

85.30

1

1. Northwestern

13-1

89.19

1

2. Mississippi

13-2

76.67

5

2. Georgia

13-2

81.07

3

3. Georgia

14-2

75.58

3

3. Notre Dame

16-2

74.34

2

4. Stanford

13-1

72.94

2

4. Baylor

11-4

70.87

4

5. Tennessee

14-3

72.73

4

5. Miami (FL)

16-3

68.70

8

6. Ohio State

16-1

70.73

6

6. Georgia Tech

10-5

68.25

6

7. Florida

11-5

64.45

8

7. Duke

11-3

68.06

7

8. USC

13-4

61.98

10

8. California

11-3

63.79

5

9. Illinois

13-4

58.45

9

9. UCLA

13-3

60.93

9

10. Baylor

13-5

56.44

7

10. USC

12-2

57.17

10

11. UCLA

9-4

53.39

12

11. Stanford

10-2

53.96

11

12. Texas

12-3

53.15

11

12. Clemson

12-5

52.50

13

13. Kentucky

12-4

50.07

13

13. Tennessee

10-3

49.27

12

14. Texas A&M

8-5

48.06

15

14. Florida

9-5

48.10

14

15. Florida State

15-5

47.32

14

15. Fresno State

9-4

46.17

18

16. South Carolina

13-3

45.09

19

16. Michigan

8-4

39.82

19

17. Alabama

15-3

42.64

24

17. Alabama

13-1

39.50

16

18. Pepperdine

12-6

41.78

17

18. North Carolina

12-6

39.23

15

19. Louisville

15-3

41.77

16

19. Kentucky

10-4

38.76

17

20. Arizona

14-1

41.33

20

20. Arizona State

9-4

37.54

22

21. Virginia Tech

11-3

37.09

21

21. Louisiana State

10-4

37.04

23

22. Auburn

9-5

35.19

30

22. Virginia

10-4

34.15

20

23. Boise State

11-7

33.56

22

23. Arkansas

8-4

33.98

21

24. Wisconsin

11-5

32.15

29

24. SMU

18-2

33.85

24

25. Wake Forest

12-5

30.74

18

25. Florida State

8-6

29.00

30

Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found at www.itatennis.com.

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