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

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

ITA National Team Indoor Champions rewarded with No. 1 rankings

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (March 4) - In the first ITA Division III National Team Rankings of the spring season, the Johns Hopkins women and Washington University-St. Louis men sit above the rest after winning their respective ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championships.  

 

The Blue Jays repeated as champions in Greencastle, IN, and surged from No. 7 to the top spot, unseating six-time defending champion Williams for the second year in a row after the ITA Division III National Women's Team Indoor Championship.

  

Johns Hopkins with its second straight ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship trophy

The biggest change in the women's rankings was the 14-spot jump by La Verne from No. 28 to its current ranking of No. 14. The Leopards registered wins over ranked foes Brandeis, Whitman and UC Santa Cruz and are an unblemished 5-0 for the season.

 

On the men's side, Wash U.-St. Louis got over the hump at the 2014 ITA Division III National Men's Team Indoor Championship, presented by Dickenson Group, LLC, winning its first title in the Bears' fourth finals appearance.

Washington University-St. Louis won its first ever ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship

Mary Washington had the most significant surge from the ITA Division III National Preseason Rankings, gaining 11 spots to earn the No. 17 ranking. The Eagles are 7-0 thus far, with notable wins over No. 20 North Carolina Wesleyan and No. 27 Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

In addition to the national rankings, the women have also released the second regional rankings of the season. Click here to view all ITA Division III Women's Rankings.
 
Follow the Leader: For the women, Johns Hopkins is followed by (in order): Williams, Emory, Amherst, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago and Pomona-Pitzer.

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, six 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

Williams

2

2

 

Top 30 Newcomers: Three men's teams broke into the national rankings with their quality play. New York University (NYU) knocked off No. 25 Skidmore to earn its No. 24 ranking. Denison premiered at No. 29 after wins over No. 20 North Carolina Wesleyan and Vassar, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) grabbed the last spot after a strong 6-1 performance against No. 27 Stevens Institute of Technology. No new women's teams moved into the Top 30.

 

Coming Up Next: The ITA Division III Team Rankings will be published again on Thursday, March 13. Both the men and women will release their second regional singles and doubles rankings of the season on March 27.  

 

ITA Rankings

10/31/13 Rank

ITA Rankings

10/31/13 Rank

Division III Men's Top 10

Division III Women's Top 10

1. Washington University-St. Louis

4

1. Johns Hopkins

7

2. Williams

1

2. Williams

1

3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

2

3. Emory

2

4. Amherst

3

4. Amherst

3

5. Johns Hopkins

10

5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

4

6. Trinity (TX)
8
6. Middlebury
5

7. Emory

6

7. Bowdoin

6

8. Case Western Reserve

13

8. Carnegie Mellon

9

9. Kenyon

5

9. Chicago

8

10. Middlebury

9

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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