Virginia, North Carolina Hold On to No. 1 Spot in ITA College Tennis Rankings

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Virginia, North Carolina Hold On to No. 1 Spot in ITA College Tennis Rankings

Bruins and Gators closing in on No. 1 ranking
 

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

SKILLMAN, NJ (April 2) -- Less than two points separate the top teams in both the men’s and women’s ITA College Tennis Rankings as the Virginia men and North Carolina women hang-on to the No. 1 spots.  The Virginia men remained at No. 1 after a pair of conference wins last week, extending their consecutive ACC win streak to 97 matches while the North Carolina women faced their first setback in over a month as No. 18 Virginia handed them their first loss in nine matches.

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

Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 9; ACC – 4; Big 12 & Pac-12 – 3; Atlantic 10, Big Ten, Conference USA, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1.  The SEC has placed four men’s teams inside the Top 10, while the ACC and the Pac-12 have two each.  Women’s Top 25: ACC & SEC – 6; Pac-12 – 5; Big Ten – 4; Big 12 – 2; Big East & Conference USA – 1.  The SEC has four women’s teams in the Top 10, to go along with three from the ACC and two from the Pac-12.

Double Dip:
A total of 12 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs 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

California

21

11

Clemson

19

16

Duke

9

6

Florida

17

2

Georgia

4

3

Texas

16

24

Texas A&M

12

4

Tulsa

22

25

UCLA

2

9

USC

3

5

Vanderbilt

14

17

Virginia

1

18

 

Top 25 Caliber: Five new teams made their way into the Top 25 this week, two on the men’s side and three on the women’s.  For the men, VCU and Wake Forest made their way back into the Top 25 after a brief absence while the women of Virginia, Florida State, and Tulsa all earned their way back inside the Top 25 as well.  Virginia is making their first appearance in the Top 25 in over a month.

Top 75 Newcomers: A total of 10 new teams cracked the Top 75 this week. Of the 10 teams, four are making their 2013 debut including the men of SMU and Utah as well as the women of San Francisco and Colorado.

Men

Women

SMU (65)

Utah (63)

Indiana (69)

San Francisco (67)

Pacific (70)

UC Santa Barbara (68)

East Tennessee State (74)

Arizona (74)

Utah (75)

Colorado (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 25th through Sunday, March 31st. Three Top 5 teams were upset last week, including former No. 4 UCLA, who, dropped a pair of Pac-12 matches to current No. 11 Cal and No. 12 Stanford.

Men

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/31/13

at #47 University of Minnesota

def.

#19 University of Illinois

4-3

03/29/13

#33 Louisiana State University

def.

at #20 University of Florida

4-2

03/29/13

at #38 North Carolina State

def.

#18 Florida State University

5-2

03/29/13

#32 Auburn University

def.

at #14 Vanderbilt University

4-2

03/26/13

at #22 Baylor University

def.

#15 California

6-1

 

Women

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/31/13

at #58 Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

def.

#23 University of Tennessee

4-3

03/31/13

#40 Indiana University-Bloomington

def.

at #10 University of Michigan

5-2

03/31/13

#5 University of Georgia

def.

at #3 Texas A&M University

4-2

03/30/13

#13 California

def.

at #4 UCLA

4-3

03/30/13

#27 University of Virginia

def.

at #1 North Carolina

4-3

03/30/13

at #29 University of Tulsa

def.

#16 University of Notre Dame

4-3

03/29/13

at #39 University of Oklahoma

def.

#25 Oklahoma State University

4-3

03/29/13

#14 Stanford

def.

at #4 UCLA

4-3

03/27/13

at #33 Georgia Tech

def.

#11 Northwestern University

4-3

 

Coming Up Next: The 2013 ITA Team Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, April 9th, along with singles and doubles rankings.  For the remainder of the season, singles and doubles rankings will be published every week.

Division I Men's Top 25

Previous

 

Division I Women's Top 25

Previous

1. Virginia

1

 

1. North Carolina

1

2. UCLA

4

 

2. Florida

2

3. USC

2

 

3. Georgia

5

4. Georgia

3

 

4. Texas A&M

3

5. Ohio State

7

 

5. USC

6

6. Tennessee

5

 

6. Duke

7

7. Mississippi

10

 

7. Alabama

8

8. Kentucky

8

 

8. Michigan

10

9. Duke

9

 

9. UCLA

4

10. Pepperdine

6

 

10. Miami (Florida)

9

11. Oklahoma

11

 

11. California, Berkeley

13

12. Texas A&M

12

 

12. Stanford

14

13. Mississippi State

13

 

13. Nebraska

12

14. Vanderbilt

14

 

14. Northwestern

11

15. Baylor

22

 

15. Texas Tech

18

16. Texas

17

 

16. Clemson

15

17. Florida

20

 

17. Vanderbilt

19

18. Harvard

16

 

18. Virginia

27

19. Clemson

21

 

19. Purdue

17

20. South Carolina

25

 

20. Florida State

26

21. California, Berkeley

15

 

21. Notre Dame

16

22. Tulsa

24

 

22. Arizona State

21

23. Drake

23

 

23. Auburn

22

24. VCU

30

 

24. Texas

24

25. Wake Forest

28

 

25. Tulsa

29


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