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TEMPE, Ariz. –
With the ITA Kick-Off Weekend just two days away, the latest set of Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Men’s and Women’s Division I National Team Rankings were announced by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Wednesday.

For the third consecutive set of rankings, the Stanford women and Wake Forest men are the No. 1-ranked teams. There was no movement in the Top 10 in either the men’s or women’s rankings.

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.

The 10th annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend takes place January 26-29, 2018, at 24 different Division I tennis facilities across the country. In all, there are 60 teams competing per gender in ITA Kick-Off Weekend events.

There are 15 “regionals” played on both the men’s and women’s side, with four teams competing in each regional. The winners of the single-elimination event advance to next month’s ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championships. Wisconsin (women’s) and Washington (men’s) will serve as hosts for the National Team Indoors and received automatic invitations to the event and are exempt from competing in the Kick-Off Weekend.

Host sites for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend were determined using the final 2016-17 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. A draft was held to fill the No.’s 2-4 seeds at all locations, again using the final national team rankings as a guide to determine draft order.

Opening round contests at each location pits the No. 1 (host) seed versus the No. 4 seed, and the No. 2 seed against the No. 3 seed. The two winners advance to the following day’s championship match, while the two losing teams will square off in a consolation match.

To view Kick-Off Weekend matchups for both men and women, visit the official event page. Results for each regional site will be updated throughout the weekend.

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

SEC (3) 9 – Vanderbilt (2); Florida (3); Georgia (4); Auburn (13); Arkansas (18); LSU (20); Kentucky (21); Ole Miss (23); South Carolina (25)

Big 12 (1) 5 – Texas Tech (8); Texas (12); Oklahoma State (15); Baylor (19); TCU (24)

Pac-12 (1) 4 – Stanford (1); California (11); UCLA (16); Arizona State (22)

ACC (3) 4 – North Carolina (5); Georgia Tech (7); Duke (9); Miami (17)

Big Ten (1) 2 – Michigan (10); Ohio State (14)

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

Others Receiving Votes: Tennessee; UCF

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 (14); Oklahoma (18); Texas Tech (25)

SEC (3) 5 – Georgia (4); Texas A&M (7); Florida (9); Mississippi State (13); South Carolina (20)

ACC (2) 5 – Wake Forest (1); North Carolina (3); Virginia (15); Florida State (21); Duke (24)

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

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

American 1 – Tulane (22)

Ivy 1 – Columbia (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon

The next set of national team rankings will be announced on January 31, 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.