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Oracle-ITA DI Women's Rankings Graphic-2016-02-23

RANKINGS

SKILLMAN, NJ – The top spot remained the same, but there was a lot of fluctuation among the rest of the Top 10 this week, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Wednesday.

California continues to hold down the No. 1 position, while new teams hold down the No.’s 2-5 positions. Ohio State jumped from No. 5 to No. 2; Michigan went from No. 8 to No. 3, thanks in large part to its head-to-win over then-No. 2 North Carolina (fell to No. 6); Vanderbilt climbed from No. 6 to No. 4 and Georgia slid back one spot this week to No. 5.

Pair Of Dominant Wins Keeps Cal At No. 1 In Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings
California tussled with Pac-12 foes USC and UCLA in a 24-hour span last week, and the Golden Bears won each contest convincingly. Cal defeated then-No. 11 USC 6-1 on Feb. 19 at the Trojans’ home courts, and followed that up with a 5-2 road win at then-No. 22 UCLA.

Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown

Top 10 teams in parenthesis

SEC (3) – 9

    -Vanderbilt (4); Georgia (5); Florida (7); LSU (12); Kentucky (15); South Carolina (17); Texas A&M (20); Mississippi (22); Mississippi State (25)
ACC (2) – 4
    -North Carolina (6); Duke (9); Miami (FL) (13); Virginia (18)
Pac-12 (1) – 4
    -California (1); Stanford (16); Washington (19); Arizona State (24)
Big 12 (1) – 3
    -Texas Tech (8); Oklahoma State (11); Kansas (23)
Big Ten (2) – 2
    -Ohio State (2); Michigan (3)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
    -Pepperdine (10)
Missouri Valley Conference – 1
    -Wichita State (21)
American – 1
    -Tulsa (14)

#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week

The University of South Alabama took a significant leap forward in this week’s rankings, moving from No. 70 to No. 39. The Jaguars, 8-3 on the season, took down No. 12 LSU in Baton Rouge back on Feb. 14, for their biggest win of the season thus far.

Di Lorenzo Leads Way In Singles
No big changes in the Top 10 of the national singles ranking this week. Ohio State freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo continues to hold down the No. 1 position, with North Carolina’s Hayley Carter and Virginia’s Danielle Collins in the No.’s 2 and 3 spots, respectively. Pepperdine’s Luisa Stefani is the second freshman to appear in the Top 5, checking in at No. 4.

Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

SEC (1) – 9

    -Belinda Woolcock, Florida (No. 6); Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (No. 11); Brooke Austin, Florida (No. 12); Ellen Perez, Georgia (No. 14); Frances Altick, Vanderbilt (No. 16); Joana Vale Costa, LSU (No. 20); Caroline Brinson, Georgia (No. 22); Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (No. 23); Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 25)
ACC (4) – 6
    -Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 2); Danielle Collins, Virginia (No. 3); Sinead Lohan, Miami (No. 7); Stephanie Wagner, Miami (No. 8); Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (No. 13); Julia Elbaba, Virginia (No. 18)
Pac-12 (2) – 5
    -Klara Fabikova, California (No. 5); Maegan Manasse, California (No. 10); Catherine Harrison, UCLA (No. 19); Giuliana Olmos, USC (No. 21); Taylor Davidson, Stanford (No. 24)
Big Ten (1) – 3
    -Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (No. 1); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (No. 15); Brienne Minor, Michigan (No. 17)
Big 12 (1) – 1
    -Breaunna Addison, Texas (No. 9)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
    -Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (No. 4)

Tar Heels Remain In Front Of National Doubles Rankings
Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter of North Carolina remain the top-ranked doubles team in the nation, but the biggest movement in the Top 10 was the unranked UCLA duo of Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips shooting all the way up to No. 5 this week.

Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Pac-12 – 4
    -Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (No. 3); Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (No. 5); Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, California (No. 6); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (No. 8)
SEC – 3
    -Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (No. 2); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (No. 7); Courtney Colton/Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 9)
Big Ten – 2
    -Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (No. 4); Brienne Minor/Mira Ruder-Hook, Michigan (No. 10)
ACC – 1
    -Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1)

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.