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TEMPE, Ariz. – The Stanford Cardinal women and Wake Forest men will enter the dual match portion of the 2017-18 collegiate tennis season as the nation’s No. 1-ranked teams, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Men’s And Women’s Division I National Team Rankings on Wednesday.

A national rankings panel voted on the Top 25 teams, and will do so up to the ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championships in February. Upon the conclusion of the two national events, team rankings will transition to the computerized system.

Runner-up to NCAA Champion Florida in 2017, Stanford concluded the fall campaign on a high note, with sophomore Emily Arbuthnott and freshman Michaela Gordon teaming up to win the doubles title at the inaugural Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. Stanford won both the regular-season and inaugural Pac-12 tournament title in 2017, moving its impressive count of conference titles to 26. The Cardinal are also the standard-bearers when it comes to national championships with 19.

Wake Forest will enter the spring season with momentum gained from impressive performances at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. Petros Chyrsochos reached the men’s singles final and teamed up with Skander Mansouri to win the men’s doubles title. Last season was a historic one for the Demon Deacons, who won the ACC regular-season championship, earned the national No. 1 ranking and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. All three achievements were the first in program history.

Top 25 Women’s Team Rankings By Conference
Top 10 Conference rankings in parenthesis

SEC (3) 9 – Vanderbilt (2); Florida (3); Georgia (4); Auburn (14); South Carolina (15); Arkansas (18); Kentucky (21); LSU (22); Ole Miss (23)

Big 12 (1) 5 – Texas Tech (8); Texas (12); Oklahoma State (16); Baylor (20); TCU (25)

Pac-12 (1) 4 – Stanford (1); California (11); UCLA (17); Arizona State (24)

ACC (3) 4 – North Carolina (5); Georgia Tech (7); Duke (9); Miami (19)

West Coast Conference (1) 1 – Pepperdine (6)

Big Ten (1) 2 – Michigan (10); Ohio State (13)

Others Receiving Votes: Florida State; North Carolina State; Mississippi State; Northwestern; Tennessee; Texas A&M; USC
Top 25 Men’s Team Rankings By Conference
Top 10 Conference rankings in parenthesis

Big 12 (2) 6 – Texas (8); TCU (10); Baylor (11); Oklahoma State (15); Oklahoma (18); Texas Tech (24)

SEC (3) 5 – Georgia (4); Texas A&M (7); Florida (9); Mississippi State (14); South Carolina (20)

ACC (2) 5 – Wake Forest (1); North Carolina (3); Virginia (12); Florida State (21); Duke (25)

Pac-12 (2) 4 – USC (5); UCLA (6); Stanford (13); California (19)

Big Ten (1) 3 – Ohio State (2); Illinois (16); Michigan (17)

American 1 – Tulane (22)

Ivy 1 – Columbia (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State; Kentucky; Northwestern; Oregon; Wisconsin; UCF; USF

The next set of national team rankings will be announced on January 17, 2018, while the singles and doubles rankings will make their 2018 debut on February 7.

About the Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings  
As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's and women's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/ResultsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.