Virginia, North Carolina Enjoy Another Week at No. 1 in the ITA College Tennis Rankings

Rankings.March19.2013

Virginia, North Carolina Enjoy Another Week at No. 1 in the ITA College Tennis Rankings
Georgetown, UNC Greensboro make Top 75 debut


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

SKILLMAN, NJ (Mar. 19) -- After another flawless week of matches, the Virginia men and North Carolina women continued their streak of consecutive weeks on top of the ITA College Tennis Rankings.  The Cavaliers posted four wins last week, all against former Top 20 teams as they improved to 11-0 on the season and remained at the No. 1 spot in the ITA rankings for the ninth straight week.  North Carolina went 1-0 last week, picking up a 5-2 win against No. 20 Texas Tech.  With the win, the Tar Heels distanced themselves from the pack, leading No. 2 Florida by a full 14 points.   

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

Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 8; ACC – 4; Big Ten & Pac-12 – 3; Big 12 – 2; Atlantic-10, Conference USA, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1.  The SEC landed four men’s teams inside the Top 10 while the ACC and the Pac-12 each have two.  Women’s Top 25: SEC – 6; ACC & Pac-12 – 5; Big Ten – 4; Big 12 – 2; Big East, Big West & Conference USA – 1.  The SEC has also placed four women’s teams in the Top 10, along with three squads from the ACC and two from the Pac-12.

Double-Dip: A total of 13 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, Georgia, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Cal

24

13

Clemson

15

14

Duke

8

7

Florida

18

2

Florida State

16

24

Georgia

6

5

Northwestern

22

11

Texas

17

22

Texas A&M

14

3

Tulsa

21

25

UCLA

2

4

USC

3

6

Vanderbilt

13

16


Top 25 Caliber:
Four new teams entered the Top 25 this week, three coming on the men’s side and one on the women’s.  For the men, Florida State and VCU are making their Top 25 debut of the season while Florida returns after a month’s absence.  Like the Florida men, the women of Texas also jumped back into the Top 25 after checking-in at No. 14 back on February 19th.   

Top 75 Newcomers: A total of 13 teams (eight women, five men) made their way into the Top 75 this week.  Of the 13 teams, Georgetown and UNC Greensboro are making their 2013 debut.  The Hoyas cracked the national rankings after upsetting former No. 33 William and Mary, while UNC Greensboro registered two wins against a pair of ranked opponents last week.  

Men

Women

Boise State (46)

San Diego (45)

Purdue (63)

South Florida (63)

Rice (66)

UNC Greensboro (65)

UAB (73)

DePaul (68)

North Florida (75)

Georgetown (70)

 

Charleston (71)

 

North Texas (73)

 

Loyola Marymount (75)



Upset Central:
Below is a listing of all of the upsets of both men's and women's Top 25 teams from the previous week. All listed results are from Monday, March 11th through Sunday, March 17th.  In total, two Top five teams were defeated, including former No. 4 Ole Miss who fell twice in the previous week.  Also, two unranked teams pulled off top 25 upsets as the Boise State men took down former No. 22 Notre Dame en route to winning the Blue Gray Classic title while the women from San Diego posted a convincing 5-2 upset over former No. 6 Nebraska.  

Men

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/17/13

#35 University of Florida

def.

at #6 University of Tennessee

4-3

03/17/13

#23 Vanderbilt University

def.

at #4 University of Mississippi

4-3

03/16/13

at Boise State University

def.

#22 University of Notre Dame

4-3

03/15/13

#68 Louisiana State University

def.

at #11 Texas A&M University

4-3

03/15/13

#10 University of Kentucky

def.

at #4 University of Mississippi

4-1

03/15/13

#23 Vanderbilt University

def.

at #13 Mississippi State University

4-3

03/12/13

#28 Florida State University

def.

at #7 University of Oklahoma

4-3

03/12/13

at #26 Virginia Commonwealth University

def.

#24 Wake Forest University

4-2


Women

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/17/13

#54 University of Mississippi

def.

at #13 Vanderbilt University

5-2

03/17/13

at University of San Diego

def.

#6 University of Nebraska

5-2

03/15/13

at #60 Indiana University-Bloomington

def.

#2 Duke University

4-2


Coming Up Next: The 2013 ITA Team Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, March 26th, 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. Florida

4

3. USC

2

 

3. Texas A&M

3

4. Kentucky

10

 

4. UCLA

5

5. Ohio State

9

 

5. Georgia

12

6. Georgia

5

 

6. USC

7

7. Ole Miss

4

 

7. Duke

2

8. Duke

8

 

8. Alabama

8

9. Tennessee

6

 

9. Michigan

9

10. Oklahoma

7

 

10. Miami (Florida)

11

11. Pepperdine

12

 

11. Northwestern

10

12. Mississippi State

13

 

12. Nebraska

6

13. Vanderbilt

23

 

13. California, Berkeley

15

14. Texas A&M

11

 

14. Clemson

14

15. Clemson

25

 

15. Stanford

16

16. Florida State

28

 

16. Vanderbilt

13

17. Texas

14

 

17. Notre Dame

19

18. Florida

35

 

18. Auburn

17

19. Illinois

15

 

19. Arizona State

18

20. Drake

17

 

20. Texas Tech

21

21. Tulsa

21

 

21. Purdue

20

22. Northwestern

18

 

22. Texas

39

23. Harvard

20

 

23. UC Irvine

23

24. California, Berkeley

16

 

24. Florida State

22

25. VCU

26

 

25. Tulsa

24

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