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Oklahoma Men and USC Women Continue Reign in ITA Division I National Team Rankings

Six straight weeks on top for Sooners; three straight for Trojans 

 

ITA Division I Men's Rankings | ITA Division I Women's Rankings 

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (April 7) - The Oklahoma men and USC women extended their No. 1 ranking streaks, though both schools were gained upon in the points standings by the No. 2 teams in this week's ITA Division I National Team Rankings. In addition to the No. 1 teams, both the men's and women's Top 10 remain largely intact this week.
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The women's Top 8 remains unchanged from last week, with No. 1 USC holding a slight lead over No. 2 North Carolina for the third straight week. The Trojans won two road contests against ranked Pac-12 foes in Arizona and Arizona State this week while the Tar Heels defeated No. 17 Miami in Coral Gables in ACC play.

In the SEC, No. 8 Vanderbilt picked up a Top 10 win for the second straight week, toppling No. 6 Florida 4-1 in the Commodores' home finale. Vanderbilt will carry a 21-match home win streak into next season.

No. 15 Texas Tech entered into a tie atop the Big 12 standings this week, scoring a road upset over No. 7 Baylor. The Red Raiders, who have won three straight matches against Baylor, No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 29 Oklahoma, are now 5-1 in conference play and handed Baylor its first conference loss this season.

 

No. 30 Rice and No. 31 Notre Dame each saw a nice rankings boost this week after picking up valuable road wins. Rice beat Utah and BYU to improve from No. 45, while the Fighting Irish's road wins over Virginia Tech and Wake Forest gave them a nine-spot boost.

 

On the men's side, Oklahoma, Baylor, Illinois and Virginia held steady as the Top 4, with USC shuffling up to the No. 5 spot after recording its fourth and fifth consecutive wins over the weekend. The SEC landed seven teams in the Top 25, leading all conferences, and the Big 12 saw all six schools earn Top 25 honors for the second time this season.

 

Tulane climbed to its highest ranking of the season at No. 39, besting its previous mark of No. 51. The Green Wave shot upward 15 spots after a strong conference win over No. 20 Tulsa, their second straight ranked win.

 

Tulane's surge was second to only Old Dominion's, which also earned its highest ranking of the 2014-15 season at No. 48. The Monarchs jumped 22 spots after avenging a loss to No. 66 South Alabama and posting a win over UAB to improve to 14-2 this season.

 

Topping the ITA National Singles Rankings are UCLA's Robin Anderson and Baylor's Julian Lenz. Lenz reclaimed the spot he started the season with in September, while Anderson topped the charts for the second straight time. Georgia's Austin Smith and Ben Wagland earned the top spot in the men's doubles rankings for the second consecutive edition, while Stanford's Carol Zhao and Taylor Davidson garnered the top ranking for the first time this year.

 

Conference Count:

Men's Top 25: SEC - 7, Big 12 - 6; ACC - 5; Big Ten and Pac-12 - 2; AAC, WCC and Ivy - 1 

Women's Top 25: SEC - 7; ACC and Pac-12 - 5; Big 12 - 4; Big Ten - 3; WCC - 1

 

Double-Dip: This week, 15 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25.

School Men Women
Baylor 2 7
Duke 6 22
Florida 17
6
Georgia 8 5
Mississippi 14 25
North Carolina 16
2
Ohio State 11 18
Oklahoma State
25
9
TCU 10 19
Texas A&M 7 10
Texas Tech 23
15
UCLA 15 4
USC 5 1
Vanderbilt 21 8
Virginia 4
12

 

Coming Up Next: ITA Division I National Team, Singles and Doubles Rankings will be released next on April 14. Complete ITA College Tennis Rankings can be found here.

 

ITA Division I Rankings
Men's Top 25 Previous   Women's Top 25 Previous
1 University of Oklahoma 1   1 University of Southern California  1
2 Baylor University 2
  2 North Carolina  2
3 University of Illinois 3
  3 California  3
4 University of Virginia
4   4 UCLA  4
5 University of Southern California
7   5 University of Georgia 6
6 Duke University 5
  6 University of Florida 
5
7 Texas A&M University
8   7 Baylor University  7
8 University of Georgia
6   8 Vanderbilt University
8
9 University of Texas
9   9 Oklahoma State University
13
10 TCU 10   10 Texas A&M University
11
11 Ohio State University 11   11 University of Alabama
12
12 Virginia Tech 13   12 University of Virginia
9
13 Wake Forest University 12   13 Stanford 
10
14 University of Mississippi
14   14 University of Michigan
14
15 UCLA 15   15 Texas Tech University
18
16 North Carolina
19   16 Pepperdine
15
17 University of Florida
16   17 University of Miami (Florida) 
16
18 University of San Diego 17
  18 Ohio State University
19
19 University of South Florida 22   19 TCU
17
20 Mississippi State University 26   20 Clemson University
22
21 Vanderbilt University 18   21 University of Kentucky
20
22 Columbia University
28   22 Duke University
24
23 Texas Tech University 21   23 Northwestern University
21
24 LSU 25   24 Arizona State University
23
25 Oklahoma State University 30   25 University of Mississippi
26

About the ITA Rankings  

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