SKILLMAN, NJ – On the heels of a successful 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, the top-ranked men’s teams stayed mostly in tact as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I men on Wednesday.
Virginia, Oklahoma and TCU continue to hold down the top three spots, respectively, while Texas A&M and Baylor flip-flopped the No.’s 4 and 5 positions. Ohio State moved into a tie with USC at No. 8 to highlight the other change in Top 10-ranked teams.
Cavaliers Continue Charge
Virginia received an automatic bid into the 2016 ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship (Feb. 12-15 at Boar’s Head Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia) for hosting the event, and did not have to play in the 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Cavaliers play their first dual match of the season on Jan. 31 against a red-hot Kentucky team. In two weeks, the Wildcats have gone from unranked to No. 51 in the country. Virginia will also play Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 31.
Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
Big 12 (3) – 5
-Oklahoma (2); TCU (3); Baylor (5); Texas Tech (14); Oklahoma State (25)
ACC (2) – 5
-Virginia (1); North Carolina (10); Wake Forest (11); Virginia Tech (18); Duke (24)
SEC (2) – 4
-Texas A&M (4); Georgia (6); Mississippi (19); Florida (210)
Big Ten (2) – 4
-Illinois (7); Ohio State (T-8); Northwestern (21); Minnesota (22)
Pac-12 (1) – 3
-USC (T-8); UCLA (12); Stanford (17)
American – 2
-South Florida (13); Tulsa (23)
Ivy League – 1
West Coast Conference – 1
-San Diego (16)
Singles/Doubles Rankings Update
National singles and doubles rankings for Division I men will resume on February 10.
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.