TEMPE, Ariz. – The Lynn University women and the University of West Florida men remain atop their respective national rankings, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the latest Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Men’s and Women’s Division II National Team Rankings on Thursday.
A national rankings panel voted on the Top 25 teams, and will do so through the month of February. The computerized rankings will then take over and debut on March 21, 2018, with national team, singles and doubles rankings.
There was one new entry to the men’s Top 10, with Flagler College sliding up to No. 9 from No. 11 in January. The University of Hawai’i at Hilo entered the rankings for the first time this season, checking in at No. 15. Wingate University and Concordia College (NY) were also new entries this month, at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.
On the women’s side, the Top 5 teams remained the same, but the bottom half of the Top 10 saw a bit of change, with Azusa Pacific climbing from No. 23 to No. 9, and Drury going from No. 12 to No. 10. Wingate (No. 20), Tusculum (No. 21), Point Loma (No. 22), IUP (No. 24) and Mercyhurst (No. 25) all debuted in the rankings this week.
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.