Florida, USC Hold Down Top Spots in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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Florida, USC Hold Down Top Spots in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

SKILLMAN, N.J. - After opening the 2012 spring season on top of the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, the Florida women and USC men held on to their No. 1 rankings this week. The Gators will get their dual match season started on Wed., Jan. 25 with a home match against Troy, while the Trojans are set to host UNC Wilmington, South Florida, and UNLV this weekend as part of ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

Follow the Leader: For the men, following USC is (in order): Virginia, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida, Stanford, Kentucky, Baylor, UCLA and Duke. On the women's side, Florida is followed by: Stanford, Duke, UCLA, Baylor, Georgia, Cal, North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan.

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC - 7; Big 12 - 5; Pac-12 and ACC - 4; Big Ten - 3; Conference USA and West Coast - 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the Top 10, with the SEC and Pac-12 leading the way with three teams each featured in the Top 10 spots. Women's Top 25: ACC - 7; SEC - 6; Pac 12 - 5; Big 12 - 3; Big East - 1; Big Ten - 2; Big East and Conference USA - 1. Five different conferences also placed at least one team in the Top 10, with the Pac-12 and ACC placing three teams each inside the Top 10.

Double Dip: This week 15 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Campbell/ITA Top 25 Rankings.

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Baylor

8

5

Cal

13

7

Duke

10

3

Florida

5

1

Georgia

4

6

Georgia Tech

19

13

North Carolina

18

8

Oklahoma

T-15

25

Stanford

6

2

Tennessee

24

19

Texas

17

15

Tulsa

22

22

UCLA

9

4

USC

1

16

Virginia

2

9

Kicking Off 2012: The 2012 ITA Kick-Off Weekend features 15 men's and 15 women's host sites with four teams at each site vying to advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The 15 women's teams to win both matches during Kick-Off Weekend will advance to the 2012 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship, slated for Feb. 10-13. The 15 men's teams to win both matches will advance to the 2012 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship, which will take place Feb. 17-20. Both events will be hosted by the University of Virginia at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Coming Up Next: This marks the beginning of the weekly 2012 Campbell/ITA Team Rankings. Singles and doubles rankings are published every other week starting Feb. 14. Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found at by clicking here.


Campbell/ITA Rankings

1/3/12

Campbell/ITA Rankings

1/3/12

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. USC

1

1. Florida

1

2. Virginia

2

2. Stanford

2

3. Ohio State

3

3. Duke

3

4. Georgia

4

4. UCLA

5

5. Florida

8

5. Baylor

6

6. Stanford

6

6. Georgia

7

7. Kentucky

7

7. Cal

8

8. Baylor

5

8. North Carolina

4

9. UCLA

9

9. Virginia

9

10. Duke

10

10. Michigan

10

11. Texas A&M

11

11. Miami (FL)

11

12. Pepperdine

12

12. Northwestern

12

13. Cal

14

13. Georgia Tech

13

14. Mississippi State

16

14. Clemson

14

T-15. Illinois

17

15. Texas

21

T-15. Oklahoma

18

16. USC

16

17. Texas

19

17. Vanderbilt

15

18. North Carolina

20

18. Florida State

17

19. Georgia Tech

15

19. Tennessee

18

20. Auburn

21

20. Arizona State

19

21. Texas Tech

22

21. Notre Dame

20

22. Tulsa

23

22. Tulsa

22

23. Ole Miss

24

23. Alabama

23

24. Tennessee

13

24. Arkansas

24

25. Minnesota

25

25. Oklahoma

25

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