Johns Hopkins, Washington University-St. Louis Remain Atop ITA Division III National Team Rankings

D3 Rankings Graphic - March 4
Johns Hopkins, Washington University-St. Louis Remain Atop ITA Division III National Team Rankings

Carnegie men jump eight spots to No. 11, two women's teams move into Top 10

 

ITA Division III National Women's Team Rankings | ITA Division III National Men's Team Rankings

  

SKILLMAN, NJ (March 13) - In the second ITA Division III National Team Rankings of the spring season, the Johns Hopkins women and Washington University-St. Louis men held their spots at the pinnacle of Division III tennis.

 

The Blue Jays have not taken the court since claiming their second straight ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship, whereas the Bears have posted back-to-back 7-2 wins over the University of Rochester and No. 11 Bowdoin College.

 

The top eight teams in the women's rankings held their spots, but Washington University-St. Louis vaulted into the Top 10 at No. 9 after registering five wins during the week to improve to 7-2 on the year. DePauw also worked its way into the Top 10 after knocking off No. 9 Chicago, 6-3.

 

On the men's side, all of the shuffling came in the middle of the Top 30. Carnegie Mellon jumped eight spots to No. 11, while UC Santa Cruz fell seven spots to No. 19. The Tartans posted three wins in four days, besting Stevens Institute of Technology, No. 11 Bowdoin and No. 13 Redlands. The Banana Slugs dropped three straight matches against ranked opponents to fall to 3-5 on the season.
 
Follow the Leader: For the women, Johns Hopkins is followed by (in order): Williams, Emory, Amherst, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, Wash U.-St. Louis and DePauw. 
On the men's side, Wash U.-St. Louis is followed by Williams, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Amherst, Johns Hopkins, Trinity (TX), Emory, Case Western Reserve, Kenyon and Middlebury.

 

Double-Dip: This week, seven schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 10.

School

Men

Women

Amherst

4

4

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

3

5

Emory

7

3

Johns Hopkins

5

1

Middlebury

10

6

Washington University-St. Louis
1
9

Williams

2

2

 

Top 30 Newcomers: The Chapman women's team made its first appearance of the season in the ITA National Women's Team Rankings at No. 23, having beaten No. 23 Trinity (TX). Also sliding into the rankings was the Whittier women's team, who recorded three solid wins during the week to slip into the No. 30 spot.No new men's teams moved into the Top 30.

 

Coming Up Next: The ITA Division III National Team Rankings will be published again on Thursday, March 27. Both the men and women will also unveil new regional singles and doubles rankings in two weeks.

 

ITA Rankings

3/13/14 Rank

ITA Rankings

3/13/14 Rank

Division III Men's Top 10

Division III Women's Top 10

1. Washington University-St. Louis

1

1. Johns Hopkins

7

2. Williams

2

2. Williams

1

3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

3

3. Emory

2

4. Amherst

4

4. Amherst

3

5. Johns Hopkins

5

5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

4

6. Trinity (TX)
6
6. Middlebury
5

7. Emory

7

7. Bowdoin

6

8. Case Western Reserve

8

8. Carnegie Mellon

9

9. Kenyon

9

9. Chicago

8

10. Middlebury

10

10. Pomona-Pitzer

10

 

About the ITA Rankings

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the ITA College Tennis Rankings (Singles, Doubles, and Team) that are designed to track the top men and women teams and singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.


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