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2014-15 D1 Team Rankings Scroll - Feb 17

Oklahoma takes over top spot in ITA Division I National Men's Team Rankings

No changes to the women's Top 10 


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

  

SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 17) - Monday's ITA Division I National Men's Team Indoor Championship final pitted No. 1 USC versus No. 2 Oklahoma, a rematch of the 2014 NCAA Team Championship from this past May. The budding rivalry between the Trojans and Sooners has now seen them split two championship finals, as Oklahoma avenged the May loss with a 4-2 win yesterday. As a result, Oklahoma has taken over the No. 1 ranking and pushed the No. 2 Trojans out of the top spot for the first time this season.    

 

Georgia and Virginia also swapped rankings in the first rankings re-issue for the men since February 3rd. No. 3 Georgia's semifinal showing this week was enough to push it ahead of Virginia, which fell from No. 3 to No. 4 after being upset in the quarterfinals.

 

Baylor is ranked in the Top 5 this week after being tied for No. 10 with UCLA last week. The 11th seeded Baylor Bears upset Duke (4-1) and Virginia (4-3) en route to the semifinals and are now ranked No. 5. 

 

Illinois and Duke each dropped one spot to make room for Baylor. The Illini are now ranked No. 6, and the Blue Devils are No. 7. Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 8 North Carolina, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 Texas. 

 

On the women's side, the Top 10 remains the same after it was similarly shaken up during the ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championships. The earliest movement in the women's rankings comes at No. 11 and No. 12. USC and Vanderbilt have swapped after the Trojans hosted and defeated the Commodores 4-3 on Valentine's Day. USC takes over at No. 11, while Vanderbilt slides down into No. 12.  

 

Elsewhere in the women's field, No. 52 Indiana scored an upset over in-state rival No. 20 Notre Dame and helped boost the Hoosiers up to No. 42 while the Irish fell to No. 26. A 4-3 upset over No. 37 LSU gave No. 52 Wake Forest an eight-spot jump up the rankings, from No. 60 previously. The Demon Deacons saved three match points at second singles when the match was tied at 3-3. The Tigers fell seven spots to No. 44. 

 

Follow the Leader: On the men's side, members of the Top 10 behind No. 1 Oklahoma are (in order): USC, Georgia, Virginia, Baylor, Illinois, Duke, North Carolina, Ohio State and Texas. Trailing North Carolina on the women's side are (in order): Florida, Georgia, UCLA, California, Baylor, Virginia, Alabama, Miami (FL) and Stanford.

 

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC - 7; ACC - 5; Big-12 - 4; Pac-12 - 3; Ivy - 2; AAC - 2; Big-10 - 2 

Women's Top 25: SEC - 8; ACC - 6; Big 12 - 4; Pac-12 - 4; Big 10 - 3. 

 

New Additions: There are five additions to the men's rankings this week: No. 66 Nebraska leads the newcomers, along with No. 68 Old Dominion, No. 69 South Alabama, and Arizona and UC Irvine, who are tied for No. 75. All five are ranked for the first time this season.   

 

Three teams have shuffled into the women's Top 75 this week. No. 68 Colorado and No. 73 Marshall are both ranked for the first time this season, and No. 75 Kansas is ranked for the first time since January 6. 

 

Coming Up Next: Next week will see new team, singles and doubles rankings published for both the men and women, on Tuesday, February 24. 

 

Men's Top 25
Previous Rank
     

Women's Top 25

 Previous Rank

1. Oklahoma
2

1. North Carolina 

1

2. USC
1

2. Florida

2

3. Georgia
4

3. Georgia

3

4. Virginia
3

4. UCLA

4

5. Baylor
T-10

5. California

5

6. Illinois
5

6. Baylor

6

7. Duke
6

7. Virginia

7

8. North Carolina
7

8. Alabama

8

9. Ohio State
8

9. Miami (FL) 

9

10. Texas
9

10. Stanford 

10

11. Columbia
15

11. USC

12

12. UCLA
T-10

12. Vanderbilt

11

13. Texas A&M
12

13. Oklahoma State 

13

14. California
13

14. Clemson

14

15. Mississippi
19

15. Michigan

15

16. Florida
14

16. Duke

16

17. Notre Dame
16

17. TCU

17

18. TCU
17

18. Texas A&M 

18

19. Wake Forest
18

19. Kentucky

21

20. Tennessee
20

20. South Carolina 

22

21. South Carolina
T-23

21. Northwestern

23

22. Memphis
21

22. Ohio State 

27

23. Vanderbilt
T-23

23. Georgia Tech 

19

24. South Florida
25

24. Mississippi 

24

25. Harvard
30

25. Texas Tech 

26

 

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