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Virginia, Vanderbilt Top Final Oracle/ITA National Collegiate Tennis Rankings 

 Third-seeded Cavaliers and fourth-seeded Commodores win NCAA Championships 

 

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SKILLMAN, NJ (May 26) - With the NCAA Championships in the books, the ITA announced the final Oracle/ITA National Collegiate Tennis Rankings of the 2014-15 season. On the women's side, Vanderbilt won the NCAA title over UCLA, while Virginia beat Oklahoma on the men's side, each victory propelling the teams to the top of the rankings. Both schools are ranked No. 1 for the first time this season.

Vanderbilt, which began the spring with a shaky 4-4 record, proved it's not how you start but how you finish. Winners of 21 of their last 23 matches and 10 in a row, the Commodores won SEC and NCAA Championships and claimed the final No. 1 ranking of the 2014-15 season.

 

After achieving the program's first No. 1 ranking since 2003 this season, USC was edged by Vanderbilt from the top spot and finished the year ranked No. 2. NCAA Championship runner-up UCLA rose from No. 6 from No. 3 in the final rankings, while North Carolina, which lost to UCLA in the Elite Eight, fell from No. 2 to No. 4. NCAA Semifinalist Georgia moved up two spots to No. 5.

 

Florida reached the NCAA Elite Eight but fell one spot from No. 5 to No. 6, falling behind SEC rival Georgia. No. 7 Cal, upset by rival Stanford in the NCAA Sweet 16, fell from No. 3. Despite the upset, No. 11 Stanford finished outside the Top 10, the first finish outside the Top 10 for the Cardinal since at least 1987.

 

Baylor and Virginia flip-flopped the No. 8 and No. 9 rankings this week, with No. 8 Baylor edging the No. 9 Cavaliers in the NCAA Sweet 16 for its third victory over Virginia this season. Rounding out the Top 10 is Texas A&M, which retained the No. 10 ranking after advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16.

 

Upon winning their second NCAA Championship in the last three seasons and in program history, the Virginia Cavaliers reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Oracle/ITA National Collegiate Tennis Rankings for the first time since Feb. 4, 2014. The Cavaliers defeated Oklahoma 4-1 in the title match to knock the Sooners out of the No. 1 slot for the first time since Feb. 24, with Oklahoma having topped the rankings for nine straight editions. The Sooners finish as the No. 2 team and NCAA runners-up for the second straight season.

 

A trio of Texas teams filled the next few spots, with Baylor, TCU and Texas A&M rounding out the Top 5. Baylor and TCU both made runs to the Final Four and Texas A&M were ousted in the NCAA Quarterfinals by the eventual champion Cavaliers.

 

Illinois comes in as the top-ranked Big Ten team, finishing No. 6 after a 27-5 campaign, a Sweet 16 appearance and a Big Ten Tournament title. USC ends 2015 ranked No. 7 after a 25-5 season was ended by host Baylor in the NCAA Quarterfinals, the ninth straight appearance for the Trojans in the final eight. Rounding out the Top 10 are Georgia, Texas and Duke, respectively. North Carolina finished No. 11 and was the only team outside the Top 10 to make the NCAA Quarterfinals.  

 

Conference Count:

Men's Top 25: SEC - 6, Big 12 and ACC - 5; Big Ten and Pac-12 - 3; AAC, WCC and Ivy - 1 

Women's Top 25: SEC - 8; ACC - 6; Pac-12 and Big 12 - 4; Big Ten - 2; WCC - 1  

 

Double-Dip: Fifteen schools see both their men's and women's programs finish inside the Top 25.

School Men Women
Baylor 3
8
Duke 10 19
Florida 25 6
Georgia 8
5
Mississippi 17 24
North Carolina 11 4
Ohio State 12 21
Stanford 20 11
TCU 4
17
Texas A&M 5 10
Texas Tech 19 16
UCLA 15 3
USC 7
2
Vanderbilt 24 1
Virginia 1
9

Coming Up Next: The Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Team Rankings are concluded for the 2014-15 season. National singles and doubles rankings and regional team, singles and doubles rankings will be published on June 3. Complete Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings can be found here.

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

 

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 www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.