USC, Duke take No. 1 Campbell/ITA Rankings to ITA National Team Indoors

USC, Duke take No. 1 Campbell/ITA Rankings to ITA National Team Indoors
Both teams earn No. 1 seed in ITA National Team Indoor Championships

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The USC men and Duke women, each ranked No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings since winning the 2009 NCAA team titles, take their top ranking to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

 

The ITA Kick-Off Weekend completed play earlier this week, advancing the 15 men's and 15 women's teams that successfully won both of their matches to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The University of Virginia hosts the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship at the Boar's Head Sports Club, while the University of Wisconsin will host the ITA National Team Indoor Championship at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Both tournaments take place Feb. 12-15, 2010.

 

Follow the Leader: For the men, following USC is (in order): Virginia, Ohio State, UCLA, Tennessee, Baylor, Georgia, Texas, Stanford and Ole Miss. On the women's side, Duke is followed by: Northwestern, California, Georgia, Baylor, Miami (FL), Florida, USC, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.  

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC - 7; ACC - 6; Pac-10 - 5; Big 12 and Big Ten - 3; Big East and WCC - 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with three Pac-10 schools from the state of California (USC, UCLA and Stanford) claiming three of the top 10 spots. Women's Top 25: ACC and SEC - 7; Pac-10 - 5; Big Ten - 2; Big 12, Big East, Conference USA and MWC - 1.  The top six spots are each filled by a team from a different conference while four Pac-10 schools from the Golden State (California, USC, UCLA and Stanford) are among the top 15.

 

On the Move:  In men's play, the top 11 remained the same with host sites Texas A&M and Florida State dropping in the rankings after occurring losses during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Fresno State upset the Aggies as the No. 4 seed at College Station. The previously 46th-ranked Bulldogs jumped 20 spots, just missing the Top 25 after becoming to only No. 4 squad to advance in men's or women's play in ITA Kick-Off Weekend history. On the women's side, Notre Dame dropped out of the top 10 after losing to surging North Carolina. However, the biggest drop came from the other Fresno State program. The Bulldog women dropped both matches during Kick-Off Weekend, including a loss to Florida State, which was the only top 25 team to lose last week. The western FSU almost doubled its ranking, falling from 15th to 29th.

 

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

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Baylor

5

5

Duke

21

1

Florida

11

7

Florida State

18

21

Georgia

7

4

Mississippi

10

18

North Carolina

22

11

Stanford

9

14

Tennessee

5

10

UCLA

4

12

USC

1

8

Virginia

2

23

Washington

24

20

 

On Their Way to UVA: The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships. The University of Virginia will host the 36th annual Championships at the Boar's Head Sports Club, February 12 - 15. The first-round matchups are listed as follows.

       -          
No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Fresno State

-          No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Alabama

-          No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 Louisville

-          No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Kentucky

-          No. 5 Tennessee vs. No. 12 Illinois

-          No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 11 Florida

-          No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 10 Mississippi

-          No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Stanford

 

The Spin on Wisconsin: The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships. The University of Wisconsin will host the tournament for the 23rd consecutive year at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis., February 12 - 15. The top eight teams received seeds with the first-round matchups listed as follows.

-          No. 1 Duke vs. Wisconsin

-          No. 2 Northwestern vs. Tennessee

-          No. 3 California vs. Georgia Tech

-          No. 4 Georgia vs. North Carolina

-          No. 5 Baylor vs. Florida State

-          No. 6 Miami (FL) vs. UCLA

-          No. 7 Florida vs. Michigan

-          No. 8 USC vs. Clemson

 


Campbell/ITA Rankings

1/26/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

1/26/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. USC

1

1. Duke

1

2. Virginia

2

2. Northwestern

2

3. Ohio State

3

3. California

3

4. UCLA

4

4. Georgia

4

5. Tennessee

5

5. Baylor

5

6. Baylor

6

6. Miami (FL)

7

7. Georgia

7

7. Florida

8

8. Texas

8

8. USC

9

9. Stanford

9

9. Georgia Tech

10

10. Mississippi

10

10. Tennessee

11

11. Florida

11

11. North Carolina

17

12. Illinois

15

12. UCLA

12

13. Pepperdine

17

13. Notre Dame

6

14. Kentucky

14

14. Stanford

13

15. Wake Forest

16

15. Clemson

14

16. Louisville

19

16. Michigan

19

17. Texas A&M

12

17. Arkansas

18

18. Florida State

13

18. Mississippi

20

19. Alabama

25

19. Vanderbilt

21

20. Virginia Tech

27

20. Washington

23

21. Duke

18

21. Florida State

25

22. North Carolina

28

22. South Carolina

16

23. Arizona

23

23. Virginia

26

24. Washington

26

24. TCU

27

25. Wisconsin

32

25. SMU

22


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

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