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Oracle-ITA DIII Rankings Graphic-2016-04-28

MEN’S RANKINGS
/WOMEN’S RANKINGS

SKILLMAN, NJ – Emory once again holds the No. 1 national ranking for both men and women as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division III on Thursday.

The No.’s 1-4 positions for the women remained the same as they were on April 14, with Emory, Williams, Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps keeping ahead of a quartet of teams from the New England Small College Athletic Conference. That group is: Middlebury (No. 5), Bowdoin (No. 6), Amherst (No. 7) and Wesleyan (No. 8). With the Ephs at No. 2, that gives the NESCAC five teams in the Top 10.

Women’s Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

New England Small College Athletic Conference (4) – 6
    -Williams (No. 2); Middlebury (No. 5); Bowdoin (No. 6); Amherst (No. 7); Wesleyan (No. 8); Tufts (No. 17)
University Athletic Association (3) – 5
    -Emory (No. 1); Chicago (No. 9); Washington University-St. Louis (No. 10); Carnegie Mellon (No. 11); Case Western Reserve (No. 20)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (2) – 3
    -Pomona-Pitzer (No. 3); Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 4); Redlands (No. 19)
Northwest Conference – 2
    -Lewis and Clark (No. 18); Whitman (No. 25)
North Coast Athletic Conference – 2
    -Denison (No. 22); DePauw (No. 23)
Capital Athletic Conference – 2
    -Mary Washington (No. 14); Washington & Lee (No. 15)
Southern Athletic Association – 1
    -Sewanee (No. 12)
Centennial – 1
    -Johns Hopkins (No. 13)
New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference – 1
    -MIT (No. 16)
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – 1
    -UW-Whitewater (No. 21)
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference – 1
    -Trinity (TX) (No. 24)

The men’s Top 10 saw no new entries, but some subtle changes to the order. Emory remains No. 1 with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Middlebury moving up to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Carnegie Mellon was the other team to improve on its ranking from April 14, going from No. 8 to No. 5.

Men’s Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

New England Small College Athletic Conference (3) – 7
    -Middlebury (No. 3); Bowdoin (No. 4); Williams (No. 9); Wesleyan (No. 11); Tufts (No. 13); Amherst (No. 14); Bates (No. 23)
University Athletic Association (5) – 5
    -Emory (No. 1); Carnegie Mellon (No. 5); Washington University-St. Louis (No. 6); Case Western Reserve (No. 7); Chicago (No. 8)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (2) – 3
    -Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 2); Pomona-Pitzer (No. 10); Redlands (No. 15)
Capital Athletic Conference – 2
    -Mary Washington (No. 24); Christopher Newport (No. 25)
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference – 1
    -Trinity (TX) (No. 12)
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – 1
    -UW-Whitewater (No. 16)
North Coast Athletic Conference – 1
    -Kenyon (No. 17)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – 1
    -Gustavus Adolphus (No. 18)
Northwest Conference – 1
    -Whitman (No. 19)
Liberty League – 1
    -Skidmore (No. 20)
Empire 8 – 1
    -Stevens (No. 21)
Centennial – 1
    -Swarthmore (No. 22)

About the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings  
As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate 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 http://www.itatennis.com/ResultsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.