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DIII Rankings April 30 Scroll

Williams Women and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Men Remain the Top-Ranked Teams in Division III

Today's rankings are the second-to-last edition for the 2014-15 season 

 

ITA Division III Men's Rankings | ITA Division III Women's Rankings

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (Apr. 30) - The Williams College women's team and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's teams both remain the ITA Division III National No. 1 ranked teams for the second-straight edition. Williams is in the top spot for a second time, while CMS has made it three in a row. ITA Division III Regional Team, Singles and Doubles rankings have also been published.

 

The ITA Division III Rankings are administered independently of the NCAA Division III Regional Rankings, which have also been announced today. The NCAA Rankings are administered by an NCAA committee working with its own criteria.  

 

With a 24-2 overall record, CMS leads the men's field for the third straight ITA Division III Rankings edition. The Stags added a 6-3 road win over previous No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer to their resume back on April 10. CMS also defended individual singles and doubles titles at the 115th Ojai Division III Championships this month, as Warren Wood won the singles crown and Skyler Butts defended in doubles with partner Daniel Morkovine. The Stag winners played against and defeated their teammates in both finals.

 

Amherst is the new No. 2 in this edition after picking up Top 10 wins over Bowdoin and Middlebury in April. Countering their loss to Amherst, Middlebury beat Emory and Bowdoin this month, which helped the Panthers improve three spots to No. 3. Emory fell two spots to No. 4, and Washington University - St. Louis rounds out the Top 5 for the second straight edition.

 

Trailing Washington University - St. Louis in the Top 10 are No. 6 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 7 Trinity (TX), No. 8 Chicago, No. 9 Kenyon and No. 10 Bowdoin.

 

In the women's ITA Division III Rankings, the Top 2 remains the same as last edition. Williams retained the top ranking by doubling their win total in the last three weeks, including taking down three Top 10 foes. Williams remains undefeated at 18-0. The second-ranked team is Emory, who have lost just once this season - to No. 1 Williams.

 

Beyond the Top 2, CMS and Washington & Lee have each moved up one ranking, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. CMS' only loss this season is to No. 2 Emory, while Washington & Lee posted an undefeated April, going 9-0 with wins over No. 9 Johns Hopkins and No. 12 Sewanee.

 

Carnegie Mellon slides into the No. 5 ranking from No. 7 and scored a 5-4 win last week over No. 12 Washington University - St. Louis. The Terriers finished second to No. 2 Emory in the University Athletic Association Championship on Saturday.

 

The latter half of the women's Top 10 consists of No. 6 Middlebury, No. 7 Amherst, No. 8 Bowdoin, No. 9 Johns Hopkins and No. 10 Pomona-Pitzer. No. 38 Kalamazoo and No. 39 Gustavus Adolphus are new entrants in women's rankings this week , while No. 40 New York University is the lone new entrant on the men's side.

 

Double-Dip: Six schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 10.

 

School

Men

Women

Amherst

2

7

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

3

Emory

4

2

Pomona-Pitzer

6

10 

Middlebury

3

6
Bowdoin
10
8
 
What's Next: The next edition of ITA Division III Men's and Women's Rankings will also be the final edition for the 2014-15 season. National team, singles and doubles rankings and regional team, singles and doubles rankings will be published on June 9. The national singles and doubles rankings will be published for the first time since the October edition.

 

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As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the ITA College 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.