Virginia, North Carolina Stay Atop ITA College Tennis Rankings
Rankings.March5.2013

Virginia, North Carolina Stay Atop ITA College Tennis Rankings
Drake men, UC Irvine women crack the Top 25 

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

SKILLMAN, NJ (Mar. 5) -- The Virginia Cavaliers and the North Carolina Tar Heels will enjoy another week on-top of the college tennis world as they own the No. 1 spots for yet another week in the ITA College Tennis Rankings.  For Virginia, it is their seventh consecutive week on top of the men’s rankings while the North Carolina women have owned the top spot for four weeks in a row. 

Follow the Leader: For the men, following Virginia is (in order): UCLA, USC, Duke, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. On the women’s side, North Carolina is followed by Duke, UCLA, Texas A&M, Florida, Alabama, Northwestern, Michigan, Georgia, and Nebraska. 

Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC & Pac-12 – 4; Big Ten – 3; Big 12 & Ivy League – 2; Conference USA, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1. Five different conferences have at least one team inside the Top 10, with the SEC leading the way for another consecutive week with four teams.   Women’s Top 25: SEC – 6; ACC – 5; Big Ten & Pac-12 – 4; Conference USA & Big 12 – 2; Big East & Big West – 1. Four women’s conferences make up the Top 10, and like the men, the SEC has the most teams in the Top 10 with four. 

Double-Dip: A total of 10 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, Georgia, and UCLA find both their men’s and women’s team inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Cal

24

18

Clemson

20

17

Duke

4

2

Georgia

7

9

Northwestern

18

7

Texas A&M

14

4

Tulsa

15

22

UCLA

2

3

USC

3

12

Vanderbilt

19

11


Top 25 Caliber:
A total of three new teams made their way into the Top 25 this week, including the Drake men and the UC Irvine women, a pair of teams that have not been there all season.  The Bulldogs of Drake jumped 11 spots to No. 16 after upsetting former No. 14 Washington, 4-3, while the UC Irvine women moved six spots to No. 24 after extending their win-streak to seven matches with a 4-3 win over former No. 39 Long Beach State.  After a month’s absence, the women from Tulsa checked back into the Top 25, earning their way back in with an impressive 6-1 win over former No. 27 Oklahoma State. 

Top 75 Newcomers: A total of 15 new teams (8 women, 7 men) cracked the Top 75 this week.  Of the 15 teams, six are making their 2013 debut: Men – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UNLV, and Penn State; Women – Elon, Appalachian State, and Loyola Marymount.

Men

Women

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (51)

Denver (55)

South Alabama (58)

Elon (59)

UNLV (68)

Wyoming (60)

Penn State (72)

Appalachian State (65)

Saint Mary's (CA) (73)

Fresno State (67)

New Mexico (74)

Loyola Marymount (72)

 

Utah (74)


Upset Central:
Below is a listing of all of the upsets from both men's and women's Top 25 from the previous week. All results listed are from Monday, February 25th through Sunday, March 3rd.  Of all the upsets, only one came on the road as the Clemson women knocked-off No. 16 Florida State in Tallahassee, FL. 

MEN

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

3/3/2013

at #43 University of South Carolina

def.

#18 Clemson University

4-3

3/3/2013

at #66 University of Minnesota

def.

#14 University of Washington

6-1

3/3/2013

at #35 University of Florida

def.

#11 Texas A&M University

4-3

3/2/2013

at #27 Drake University

def.

#14 University of Washington

4-3

3/1/2013

at #44 Florida State University

def.

#15 University of Texas

5-2

3/1/2013

at #9 University of Georgia

def.

#8 University of Tennessee

4-1

2/28/2013

at #48 San Diego State University

def.

#16 California

4-3


WOMEN

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

3/3/2013

at #6 Texas A&M University

def.

#4 University of Florida

4-3

3/2/2013

at #26 Stanford

def.

#9 California

6-1

3/1/2013

at #13 University of Michigan

def.

#2 Duke University

4-3

3/1/2013

#23 Clemson University

def.

at #16 Florida State University

5-2


Coming Up Next:
The 2013 ITA Team Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, March 12th, along with singles and doubles rankings.  Beginning Tuesday, April 9th, singles and doubles rankings will be posted each week.

Division I Men's Top 25

Previous

 

Division I Women's Top 25

Previous

1. Virginia

1

 

1. North Carolina

1

2. UCLA

3

 

2. Duke

2

3. USC

2

 

3. UCLA

3

4. Duke

4

 

4. Texas A&M

6

5. Kentucky

6

 

5. Florida

4

6. Oklahoma

5

 

6. Alabama

5

7. Georgia

9

 

7. Northwestern

8

8. Ohio State

7

 

8. Michigan

13

9. Mississippi

13

 

9. Georgia

7

10. Tennessee

8

 

10. Nebraska

10

11. Mississippi State

10

 

11. Vanderbilt

12

12. Pepperdine

12

 

12. USC

11

13. Illinois

17

 

13. Miami (Florida)

15

14. Texas A&M

11

 

14. Auburn

17

15. Tulsa

19

 

15. Notre Dame

18

16. Drake

27

 

16. Florida State

16

17. Harvard

23

 

17. Clemson

23

18. Northwestern

20

 

18. California, Berkeley

9

19. Vanderbilt

25

 

19. TCU

20

20. Clemson

18

 

20. Stanford

26

21. Texas

15

 

21. Purdue

14

22. Wake Forest

22

 

22. Tulsa

28

23. Cornell

24

 

23. Texas Tech

19

24. California, Berkeley

16

 

24. UC Irvine

30

25. Washington

14

 

25. Memphis

22

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