Armstrong Atlantic Claims Top Spots in ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings
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 Armstrong Atlantic Claims Top Spots in ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings 

ITA Division II Men’s Team Ranking | ITA Division II Women’s Team Ranking


SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 27) -- The first ITA Division II National Team Ranking of 2013 has been released, with the Armstrong Atlantic men and women claiming the top spots.  For the men, it is the fifth consecutive time they have been voted as the No. 1 team in the nation, while the women have been selected as the top team in three straight ranking releases.  

Follow the Leader:
For the men, following Armstrong Atlantic is (in order): West Florida, Lynn, Barry, Hawaii Pacific, Rollins, Columbus State, Lander, Augusta State, and Oklahoma Christian.  For the women, following Armstrong Atlantic is: BYU Hawaii, Abilene Christian, Barry, Hawaii Pacific, Columbus State, Saint Leo, Lynn, California (PA), and West Florida.

Conference Count:
Men’s Top 25: Peach Belt – 6; Pac-West and Sunshine State – 4; Lone Star – 3; Gulf South and Heartland – 2; Great America, CACC, GLVC, and MIAA – 1.  Four Peach Belt teams are ranked inside the Top 10 as are three Sunshine State teams.  Women’s Top 25: Sunshine State – 8; Peach Belt – 4; Pac-West – 3; Lone Star – 2; PSAC, Gulf Coast, Heartland, GLVC, ECC, and MIAA – 1. There are also two schools that are Independent that are in the women’s Top 25. Three Sunshine State teams are ranked inside the Top 10 as are two Peach Belt and Pac-West teams. 

Double-Dip:
 A total of 14schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Armstrong Atlantic, Barry, Columbus State, Hawaii Pacific, Lynn, and West Florida find both their men’s and women’s team inside the Top 10.

School

Men

Women

Abilene Christian

14

3

Armstrong Atlantic

1

1

Barry

4

4

Cameron

20

12

Columbus State

7

6

Drury

21

23

Georgia College

18

18

Grand Canyon

13

13

Hawaii Pacific

5

5

Lynn

3

8

Rollins

6

19

Saint Leo

15

7

St. Edwards

17

22

West Florida 2 10

Top 25 Caliber: Four men’s teams have cracked the Top 25 in this week’s ranking.  Oklahoma Christian, Azusa Pacific, and Fresno Pacific all made their first ITA Division II team ranking appearance while USC Aiken jumped 12 spots, landing at No. 23.  On the women’s side, two new teams are inside the Top 25 as Tampa and Palm Beach Atlantic made their first appearances of 2013.  Tampa checked-in at No. 26 in the ITA preseason ranking back in November but wins over a pair of Top 20 teams and a victory against No. 40 Flagler has propelled the Spartans to No. 15.  Similarly, Palm Beach Atlantic moved ahead six spots as they came in at No. 27 in the preseason ranking. 

Top 50 Newcomers: The first 2013 ITA team ranking has allowed for nine teams to make their debut inside the Top 50. 

Men

Women

Oklahoma Christian (10)

Fresno Pacific (28)

Azusa Pacific (11)

Azusa Pacific (29)

Fresno Pacific (12)

Point Loma (31)

Young Harris (26)

Clayton State (T-50) 

Point Loma (45)            

 


Coming up Next:
The ITA Division II Rankings will be published again on Wednesday, March 20th as regional team, singles and doubles teams will be announced.  On March 27th, the national team, singles and doubles teams will also be published.   

ITA Rankings Division II Men

Fall Ranking

 

ITA Rankings Division II Women

Fall Ranking

1. Armstrong Atlantic

1

 

1. Armstrong Atlantic

1

2. West Florida

2

 

2. BYU Hawaii

2

3. Lynn

3

 

3. Abilene Christian

3

4. Barry

4

 

4. Barry

5

5. Hawaii Pacific

5

 

5. Hawaii Pacific

6

6. Rollins

6

 

6. Columbus State

7

7. Columbus State

7

 

7. Saint Leo

12

8. Lander

8

 

8. Lynn

4

9. Augusta State

9

 

9. Cal U of PA

8

10. Oklahoma Christian

NR

 

10. West Florida

9

11. Azusa Pacific

NR

 

11. Francis Marion

10

12. Fresno Pacific

NR

 

12. Cameron

11

13. Grand Canyon

10

 

13. Grand Canyon

14

14. Abilene Christian

11

 

14. Cal State LA

15

15. St. Leo

12

 

15. Tampa

26

16. Concordia

14

 

16. Florida Tech

18

17. St. Edwards

15

 

17. Nova Southeastern

16

18. Georgia College

16

 

18. Georgia College

19

19. Incarnate Word

18

 

19. Rollins

13

20. Cameron

19

 

20. Florida Southern

17

21. Drury

17

 

21. Palm Beach Atlantic

27

22. Ouachita Baptist

22

 

22. St. Edwards

21

23. USC Aiken

35

 

23. Drury

22

24. Valdosta

13

 

24. NYIT

23

25. Northwest Missouri

25

 

25. Southwest Baptist

24

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