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North Carolina, USC Ranked No. 1 in First Computerized ITA Team Rankings 

Virginia's Elbaba and Kwiatkowski are top-ranked in singles

 

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SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 24) - The North Carolina women remain atop the ITA Division I College Tennis Rankings for the second straight week, while the USC men leap back ahead of Oklahoma after the Sooners were upset by Texas A&M this week. This is the first ranking edition of the spring that is based on a computerized point-per-match formula, which caused several major changes.  

 

The men's Top 5 saw two new teams shuffle in and two shuffled out. Illinois and Duke are now ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, taking the places formerly inhabited by Georgia, which fell from No. 3 to No. 7 and Virginia, which slipped from No. 4 to No. 11. Baylor remains No. 5 for the second straight week.  

 

Texas A&M and Mississippi are two newcomers to the men's Top 10. The Aggies recorded upsets over former No. 9 Ohio State and former No. 1 Oklahoma, both by 4-3 scores this week in College Station. The Aggies are up to No. 9, the Buckeyes to No. 8 and the Sooners to No. 2. Ole Miss improved from No. 15 to No. 10 to round out the Top 10 and has wins this spring over No. 17 Florida, No. 21 UCLA and No. 34 South Carolina. 

 

On the women's side, No. 1 North Carolina remains in place this week, but there was plenty of movement across the Top 10. Georgia and Florida swapped places behind the Tar Heels, and the Bulldogs are now ranked No. 2 while the Gators are No. 3. USC is new to the Top 10 this week after improving from No. 11 to No. 4. The Trojans upset former No. 5 California this week and sent the Bears down to No. 8. California rebounded a day later to defeat UCLA 4-3, sending the Bruins further down from their No. 1 perch earlier this season to No. 11. Virginia rounds out the Top 5 this week, up from No. 7.

 

Trailing Virginia in the Top 10 are No. 6 Baylor, which held on to its ranking this week, No. 7 Stanford, up three spots, No. 8 California, No. 9 Alabama and No. 10 Michigan, which improved five spots from No. 15. The Wolverines defeated No. 6 Baylor 4-1 and fell 5-2 to No. 1 North Carolina this week.

 

In men's singles, Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski retained the No. 1 ranking and is now trailed by fellow Cavalier Ryan Shane, who is ranked No. 2. Vanderbilt's Gonzales Austin and Rhys Austin are the new No. 1 ranked men's doubles team. In women's singles, Virginia's Julia Elbaba is back at No. 1 after being leapfrogged last week by California's Maegan Manasse, who is ranked No. 2 this week. Clemson's Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies are the No. 1 ranked doubles team for the second straight time.  

 

Conference CountMen's Top 25: ACC, Big 12 and SEC - 5; Pac-12, Big Ten and Ivy - 3; AAC - 1. Women's Top 25: SEC - 6; ACC - 5; Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 - 4; Ivy and WCC - 1. 

 

Double-Dip: This week, 14 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25.

 

School

Men

Women

Baylor  

5

6

California

18 

8

Duke 

4

23

North Carolina 

19 

1

Ohio State 

8
19

Oklahoma State 

25

12

TCU
15
17

UCLA

21
11

Florida

17

3

Georgia

7

2

Mississippi

10
15

USC

1

4

Virginia

11

5

Vanderbilt

16

13


Top 25 Caliber:
 New to the Top 25 this week on the women's side are No. 18 Pepperdine, No. 21 Purdue, No. 22 Dartmouth and No. 24 Indiana. Dartmouth made the biggest jump of the four, from No. 46. On the men's side, No. 20 Northwestern, No. 23 Princeton and No. 25 Oklahoma State have cracked the Top 25. Princeton improved 27 spots from No. 50 after upsetting former No. 30 Mississippi State and former No. 35 Clemson this week. 

              

Coming Up Next: Computerized ITA Team Rankings will continue on March 3 and will be published weekly until the end of the spring season. ITA Division I Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles Rankings will next be released on March 10, and are released bi-weekly. Complete ITA College Tennis Rankings can be found by clicking here.


ITA Rankings

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Rank

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Previous Rank 

Division I Men's Top 25

Division I Women's Top 25

1. USC

2

1. North Carolina 

1

2. Oklahoma

1
2. Georgia

3

3. Illinois  

6
3. Florida
2

4. Duke 

7

4. USC 

11
5. Baylor
5
5. Virginia
7

6. Texas 

10

6. Baylor

6

7. Georgia  

3

7. Stanford 

10

8. Ohio State  

9

8. California
5

9. Texas A&M 

13

9. Alabama
8
10. Mississippi
15

10. Michigan 

15

11. Virginia 

4
11. UCLA
4
12. Wake Forest
19
12. Oklahoma State

13

13. Columbia
11

13. Vanderbilt

12

14. Notre Dame
17

14. Clemson 

14

15. TCU
18
15. Mississippi

24

16. Vanderbilt  

23
16. Texas Tech
25
17. Florida
16

17. TCU 

17
18. California
14

18. Pepperdine

28

19. North Carolina

8

19. Ohio State 

22
20. Northwestern
26
20. Miami (FL)
9
21. UCLA
12
21. Purdue
32
22. Harvard
25
22. Dartmouth
46
23. Princeton
50
23. Duke
16
24. South Florida
24
24. Indiana
42
25. Oklahoma State

32

25. Kentucky
19

  

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