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West Florida, Armstrong State top ITA Division II National Team Rankings
 

Seven schools have both men's and women's teams in Top 10

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 25) - The West Florida men and Armstrong State women garnered the top spots in the first ITA Division II National Team Rankings of 2015. The Argonauts have held their perch since March 26, 2014, while the Pirates return to the top for the first time since Feb. 26, 2014 after toppling No. 1 Barry on Sunday.

 

Armstrong State leveraged an upset of top-ranked Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken at No. 1 doubles to register a 5-4 win and overtake the Buccaneers as the No. 1 team. Also making noise in the women's rankings is Nova Southeastern, who climbed a staggering 25 spots to earn its place at No. 10. The Sharks posted upsets of No. 15 Valdosta State and No. 30 Flagler en route to a 5-0 start. The No. 10 spot was vacated by Florida Southern, whose 1-2 start sent the Mocs tumbling to No. 45.

 

In the men's rankings, St. Leo earned its No. 8 ranking, a six-spot increase, with a 4-1 start which includes a win over previously No. 7 Lynn. West Alabama fell from No. 9 to 23 after a loss to unranked Georgia Regents, marking the only significant change for a team already in the Top 50.

 

Follow the Leader: For the men, following West Florida is (in order): Hawaii Pacific, Barry, Concordia (NY), Armstrong State, Columbus State, Lander, St. Leo, Lynn and Valdosta State. For the women, following Armstrong State is: Barry, St. Leo, BYU-Hawaii, Lynn, Hawaii Pacific, West Florida, Columbus State, Rollins and Nova Southeastern.

 

Double-Dip: A total of 16 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25. Armstrong State, Barry, Columbus State, Hawaii Pacific, Lynn, St. Leo and West Florida find both their men's and women's team inside the Top 10.

 

School

Men

Women

Armstrong State

5

1

Azusa Pacific

12

17

Barry

3

2

BYU-Hawaii

18

4

Columbus State

6

8

Concordia

4

24

Drury

11

20

Hawaii Pacific

2

6

Lynn

9

5

Midwestern State

15

18

NYIT

14

13

Rollins

13

9

St. Leo

8

3

UC San Diego

17

15

Valdosta State

10

11

West Florida

1

7


Top 50 Newcomers: 
Ten teams debut inside the Top 50 this week, with five new teams on both the men's and women's side.  Queens University of Charlotte appears at No. 29 in both rankings with matching 6-0 records, and both are the highest of any team to enter the rankings. In the men's rankings, Metro State, Lindenwood, Western New Mexico and Washburn come in at Nos. 46-49.  Palm Beach Atlantic (No. 32), Florida Tech (No. 43), Newman (No. 46) and Arkansas-Fort Smith (No. 50) entered the women's rankings.

 

Coming up Next: The ITA Division II National Rankings will be published again on March 25, and will include team, singles and doubles rankings.

  

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