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Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top 25: Feb. 16, 2022

Pat Mitsch | February 16, 2022


It's becoming an annual tradition—North Carolina ranked No. 1 in the Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top 25 the week after the ITA Women’s National Team Indoor Championship.

 

The Tar Heels top the womens' poll for the third year in a row after winning their third consecutive ITA Indoor title with a victory over Oklahoma, clinched by junior Anika Yarlagadda (Bloomfield, Mich.). The Sooners' run to the Indoor final in Madison, Wisc., which included an upset of previous No. 1 Texas, saw them jump from No. 8 to No. 2 in the women's poll.

 

Ohio State leads an unchanged Top 5 for the men and will lead a field of in-form programs at the ITA Men's National Team Indoor Championship, to be played this weekend in Seattle.

 

Each team's point total, specified below, is the sum of its ranking points from the USTA's panel of voters (listed below). Each voter ranked 25 teams from Nos. 1 to 25, with the first-place team receiving 25 points and the last-place team receiving one. For control, the highest and lowest outlying ranking for each team on the ballot was removed. First-place votes were not tallied. This week's poll includes 16 votes, making the maximum number of points available 350.

 

The 2022 voting panel includes votes from the following representatives: Casey Angle (former Intercollegiate Tennis Association Director of Championships); Virgil Christian (former USTA director of college tennis); Richard Croome (former journalist); Sonny Dearth (Daily Press; Newport News, Va.); Judy Dixon (former UMass women’s head coach); Alex Gruskin (Cracked Racquets); Chris Halioris / Matt Stachowiak (Cracked Racquets); J. Webb Horton (Former Florida Gulf Coast men's head coach); Granger Huntress (Texas College Tennis); Andy Katz (NCAA.com); Bobby Knight (College Tennis Today); Brandon Moglen (Tennis Channel); Lisa Stone (Parenting Aces); Caitlin Thompson (Racquet); Scott Treibly (USTA contractor); Laura Vallverdu (Between Lines); Dallas Oliver/Shannon Wrege (Tennis Recruiting Network).

 

Visit the USTA’s Top 25 home page for more information.

Women

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (2) North Carolina – 350 

2. (8) Oklahoma – 328

3. (3) NC State – 323

4. (1) Texas – 306

5. (6) Pepperdine – 285

6. (7) Virginia – 267

7. (5) Georgia – 243

8. (9) Texas A&M – 238

9. (10) Ohio State – 233

10. (4) California – 226

11. (13) Duke – 202

12. (11) USC – 185

13. (12) Florida – 182

T14. (14) Auburn- 173

T14. (15) Stanford – 173

16. (18) Michigan – 140

17. (17) Miami (Fla.) – 115

18. (19) Florida State – 79

T19. (20) Old Dominion – 76

T19. (16) Washington – 76

21. (22) Tennessee – 65

22. (24) Mississippi – 59

23. (21) UCLA – 48

24. (23) UCF – 41

25. (25) Baylor – 35

Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 18, Vanderbilt 15, Wake Forest 7, Kentucky 6, SMU 2, Tulsa 2, Loyola Marymount 1, Texas Tech 1

Dropped Out: None

Men

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (1) Ohio State – 350

2. (2) Baylor – 333

3. (3) Tennessee – 316

4. (4) TCU – 311

5. (5) Florida – 296

6. (7) Stanford – 282

7. (9) Texas A&M – 248

8. (6) Virginia – 242

9. (11) Georgia – 214

10. (10) Texas – 208

11. (12) USC – 201

12. (8) Wake Forest – 197

13. (13) Kentucky – 194

14. (14) South Carolina – 180

15. (T17) North Carolina – 160

16. (15) Mississippi – 154

17. (16) Arizona – 135

18. (T17) Harvard – 110

19. (T17) Mississippi State – 80

20. (20) NC State – 74

21. (22) Oklahoma – 73

22. (21) Michigan – 60

T23. (T24) Auburn – 39

T23. (T24) Northwestern – 39

25. (23) Pepperdine – 9

Receiving Votes: Utah 6, Arkansas 3, Florida State 3, Cornell 2, Columbia 1, Oregon 1

Dropped Out: None

 

Photo courtesy of UNC Athletics

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