SKILLMAN, NJ – Subtle movements and one new entry highlighted the changes in the Top 10 as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Wednesday.
Vanderbilt holds steady at No. 1, while Georgia moved up two spots to No. 2 (switching places with USC, who are now at No. 4) and Florida remains No. 3. Virginia moved back up to No. 7, one spot ahead of Stanford at No. 8. Texas A&M moved up to No. 9 and Oklahoma State makes an appearance in the Top 10 at the No. 10 position.
Vanderbilt Remains No. 1 Following Impressive Kick-Off Weekend Performance
The Commodores are headed to the 2016 ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championship, thanks to a pair of victories at last week’s 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Vanderbilt hosted one of 15 four-team regionals and opened play with a 4-0 win over Denver. The Commodores then topped No. 55 Brown 4-0 in the final to advance to the National Team Indoors.
Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (4) – 8
-Vanderbilt (1); Georgia (2); Florida (3); Texas A&M (9); Alabama (13); LSU (T-18); Kentucky (T-22); Mississippi (25)
ACC (2) – 6
-North Carolina (5); Virginia (7); Miami (FL) (11); Duke (14); Clemson (20); Georgia Tech (24)
Pac-12 (3) – 4
-USC (4); California (6); Stanford (8); UCLA (21)
Big 12 (1) – 4
-Oklahoma State (10); Baylor (15); Texas Tech (17), TCU (T-22)
Big Ten – 2
-Michigan (12), Ohio State (16)
West Coast Conference – 1
#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
Fresno State (2-0) were the big stars of the 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Bulldogs defeated then-No. 34 Arkansas 4-1 and then-No. 9 UCLA 4-3 on its home courts to secure their spot in the 2016 ITA Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship. Fresno State was the only team with a No. 3 seed or lower at Kick-Off Weekend to qualify for National Team Indoors. The two victories over ranked opponents catapulted Fresno State from No. 54 to No. 30 in the national rankings.
Singles/Doubles Rankings Update
National singles and doubles rankings for Division I women 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.