Kenyon Moves Into Top Spot of ITA Division III Men’s College Tennis Rankings

ITA College Tennis Rankings
Kenyon Moves Into Top Spot of ITA Division III Men’s College Tennis Rankings

Three new teams move into Top 30 this week 

ITA Division III Men’s Team Ranking

SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 28) – The first ITA Division III Men’s National Team Ranking of the spring has been released, as the Kenyon Lords have taken over the No. 1 ranking from Emory after defeating the Eagles 5-4 in the finals of the 2013 ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship.
Follow the Leader: After Kenyon, the rest of the Top 10 is (in order): Emory, Williams, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Bowdoin, California Lutheran, Case Western, Trinity (TX), Johns Hopkins, and Washington University-St. Louis.

Conference Count: A total of 15 conferences are represented in this edition of the rankings. The NESCAC placed the most teams of any conference in the Top 30 with six, followed closely by the SCIAC and UAA with five each. The Centennial Conference was the only other to be represented by multiple teams, landing two inside the Top 30.

Top 30 Newcomers: Three teams broke into the Top 30 after being unranked to begin the year. Texas-Tyler debuts at No. 20 this week, while Chicago and Earlham round out the rankings at No. 29 and No. 30 respectively.

Coming Up Next: The ITA Division III Men’s Rankings will be published again on Thursday, March 14. That ranking will feature not only another national team list, but a list of team, singles, and doubles rankings for each of the ITA’s four regions.

Rank School Previous
1 Kenyon 2
2 Emory 1
3 Williams 3
4 CMS 5
5 Bowdoin 6
6 California Lutheran 11
7 Case Western Reserve 17
8 Trinity (TX) 9
9 Johns Hopkins 7
10 Wash U 4
11 UC Santa Cruz 8
12 Bates 15
13 Whitman 13
14 Middlebury 14
15 North Carolina Wesleyan 12
16 Pomona-Pitzer 10
17 Redlands 16
18 Carnegie Mellon 18
19 Amherst 19
20 Texas-Tyler NR
21 Gustavus Adolphus 25
22 Washington & Lee 20
23 Mary Washington 21
24 Skidmore 22
25 Swarthmore 23
26 Trinity (CT) 24
27 Whittier 26
28 Wisconsin-Whitewater 29
29 Chicago NR
30 Earlham NR

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