MEN’S RANKINGS/WOMEN’S RANKINGS
SKILLMAN, NJ – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division III National Team Rankings on Thursday, and there’s a new No. 1 team for the women, while the men remain the same as two weeks ago.
Williams, which was bumped from the No. 1 position on March 3 by Pomona-Pitzer following the Sagehens’ win at the 2016 ITA Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, reclaimed the No. 1 ranking on Thursday. The Ephs opened up the 2016 portion of their schedule with a 9-0 win over No. 17 Skidmore on March 12. Williams next plays No. 12 Johns Hopkins at home on March 19.
Bowdoin moved up six spot to No. 2, while previous No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer checks in at No. 3 and Emory sits at No. 4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is No. 5, Amherst is No. 6 and Middlebury is No. 7. Two new entries to the Top 10 begin with Wesleyan moving up nine spots from No. 17 to No. 8. Washington University-St. Louis is No. 9 and the second Top 10 newcomer, University of the South, moved from No. 12 to No. 10.
While the women’s Top 10 saw plenty of movement, the men’s Top 10 largely stayed the same.
Emory, winners of the 2016 ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, continues to hold down the No. 1 ranking, with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps once again checking in at No. 2. Middlebury is No. 3, Chicago is No. 4 and Case Western Reserve moved up one spot to slip into the Top 5 at No. 5. Carnegie Mellon is No. 6, Amherst is No. 7 and Pomona-Pitzer entered the Top 10, moving up three positions from March 3 to No. 8. Wesleyan (CT) had a significant jump, rising 14 spots from No. 23 to No. 9. Trinity (TX) rounds out the Top 10.
The next round of Oracle/ITA national rankings for Division III men and women will be released on March 31.
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.
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