Georgia women, USC men atop latest ITA Division I Team Rankings

Rankings Graphic - May 1, 2014
Georgia women, USC men atop latest ITA Division I Team Rankings

Singles and doubles number ones unchanged 

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (May 1) -The Georgia women and USC men both earned No. 1 spots in the ITA Division I National Team Rankings and both are the top seeds at the upcoming 2014 NCAA Division I Team Championships.

 

The Bulldogs sit at the top of the team rankings for the first time since March 20, 2007. This year they are 21-4 overall and won the Southeastern Conference Championships for a seventh time. The team Georgia beat in the conference title match is Alabama, who moved up a spot to land at No. 2 this week. Virginia moved up from up three spots to No. 4 after winning its first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship title with a 4-2 win over No. 6 Duke. North Carolina also moved up four spots to land at No. 7 in the latest rankings.

 

On the men's side, the Trojans held the top spot for the second week despite losing the Pac-12 Conference Championship to UCLA, 4-2. USC went 14-0 in home matches during the 2013-14 season, also winning all seven regular-season conference matches en route to a 26-3 overall record. Oklahoma edged Ohio State for the No. 2 spot with Virginia following closely in a very tight Top 4, which is separated by fewer than two points. Two teams made six-spot jumps this week, as both No. 37 Michigan and No. 69 San Diego State made semifinal runs in their respective conference championships. 

There were no changes at the No. 1 spot in women's singles and doubles. Freshman Jamie Loeb of UNC remained the top singles player and will be the top seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles championships. Her last loss was to Duke's Beatrice Capra on February 8 at the ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championships. Following Loeb in the Top 5 are Robin Anderson (UCLA), Kristie Ahn (Stanford), Julia Elbaba (Virginia), and Hayley Carter (UNC). In doubles, Anderson and partner Jennifer Brady have been the top doubles team in the rankings since February 25 and will be the No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Doubles championships.


On the men's side, Clay Thompson remains atop the ITA National Men's Singles Rankings for the ninth straight time and will be the top seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Singles championships. He is followed by teammate Marcos Giron (UCLA), Julian Lenz (Baylor), Mitchell Frank (Virginia) and Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma). In doubles, USC's Ray Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann earned the No. 1 ranking for the second consecutive time this season and will be the No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Doubles championships.

 

Follow the Leader: For the men, USC is followed by (in order): Oklahoma, Ohio State, Virginia, UCLA, Baylor, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Texas A&M. On the women's side, Georgia is followed by Alabama, UCLA, Virginia, Duke, California, North Carolina, Florida, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

 

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC - 7; ACC - 5; Big 12, Pac-12 and Big Ten - 3; AAC - 2; MWC and Ivy League - 1. The SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 all have multiple teams in the Top 10. Women's Top 25: ACC- 6; Pac-12 and SEC - 5, Big 12 - 4; Big Ten and Conference USA - 2 and WCC - 1. Five SEC teams are in the Top 10, while the ACC has three and Pac-12 two.

 

Double-Dip: This week, 14 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25. Georgia, North Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA and Virginia both have teams in the Top 10. 

 

School

Men

Women

Baylor University

6

13

California

17

6

Clemson

21

14

Duke University

11

5

Florida

15

8

Georgia

8

1

North Carolina

7

7

Oklahoma

2

18

Texas

9

23

Texas A&M

10

9

UCLA

5

3

University of Southern California

1

15

University of Virginia

4

4

Vanderbilt

19

10

 

Top 25 Caliber: One women's team moved into the Top 25 this week. Pepperdine moved two spots to land at No. 24 after winning the West Coast Conference Tournament with a 4-2 win over No. 44 Saint Mary's. No men's teams entered the Top 25.

              

Coming Up Next: The final 2013-14 ITA Division I National Team Rankings will be published on Tuesday May 27, and final national singles and doubles will be announced on Wednesday, June 4.

 

ITA Rankings

4/22/2014 Rank

ITA Rankings

4/22/2014 Rank

Division I Men's Top 25

Division I Women's Top 25

1. University of Southern California

1

1. University of Georgia

2

2. University of Oklahoma

3

2. University of Alabama

3

3. Ohio State University

2

3. UCLA

1

4. University of Virginia

4

4. University of Virginia

7

5. UCLA

5

5. Duke University

6

6. Baylor University

6

6. California

4

7. North Carolina

9

7. North Carolina

11

8. University of Georgia

10

8. University of Florida

8

9. University of Texas

7

9. Texas A&M University

5

10. Texas A&M University

8

10. Vanderbilt University

10

11. Duke University

11

11. Stanford

9

12. University of Illinois

12

12. University of Miami (Florida)

15

13. University of Kentucky

14

13. Baylor University

14

14. University of Notre Dame

13

14. Clemson University

12

15. University of Florida

15

15. University of Southern California

13

16. Columbia University

18

16. Northwestern University

16

17. California

19

17. University of Michigan

17

18. Mississippi State University

17

18. University of Oklahoma

18

19. Vanderbilt University

21

19. Georgia Tech

20

20. University of Tennessee

20

20. Rice University

19

21. Clemson University

16

21. University of Tulsa

21

22. University of Memphis

23

22. Oklahoma State University

25

23. Penn State University

24

23. University of Texas at Austin

22

24. University of South Florida

22

24. Pepperdine

26

25. Boise State University

25

25. Arizona State University

24

              

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