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Tennis Channel/USTA College Top 25: March 13, 2019

Pat Mitsch | March 13, 2019


Ohio State remains a unanimous No. 1 selection in the Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Men's Top 25, at least for this week.

 

The poll reflects results from Monday to Sunday each week. Therefore, Texas A&M's 4-3 win over top-ranked Ohio State Monday night—albeit while Buckeyes star JJ Wolf was absent, competing in an ATP Challenger event in Drummondville, Quebec—will count toward next week's rankings. 

 

Notably, the Georgia men returned to the Top 25, thanks in part to a 5-2 victory over LSU in which freshman Trent Bryde (Suwanee, Ga.), formerly a Top 10-ranked junior in the world, clinched victory for the Bulldogs.

 

California and USC both climbed three spots in the women's poll. Cal opened its Pac-12 slate with a 5-2 win at Oregon, while the Trojans swept an Arizona road swing with a 6-1 win over Arizona in Tucson and a 4-3 defeat of Arizona State in Tempe. Both victories were clinched at No. 4 singles, by freshman Danielle Wilson (Newport Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Anna Neffa (Key Biscayne, Fla.), respectively. 

 

Each team's point total, specified below, is the sum of its ranking points from the USTA's panel of 14 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. The maximum points a team can earn is 300.

 

The full list of voters participating in the 2019 rankings are: Casey Angle (former Intercollegiate Tennis Association Director of Championships); Jordan Bishop (The News Press; Stillwater, Okla.); Virgil Christian (USTA Collegiate Tennis); Richard Croome (The Eagle; Bryan, Texas); Sonny Dearth (Daily Press; Newport News, Va.); Granger Huntress (Texas College Tennis); David Fish (Universal Tennis Ratings); Andy Katz (NCAA.com); Bobby Knight (College Tennis Today); Brandon Moglen (Tennis Channel); Shannon Wrege (Tennis Recruiting Network); Michael Patrick (former University of Tennessee women’s head coach), Lisa Stone (Parenting Aces) and Caitlin Thompson (Racquet Magazine).

 

Men's Poll

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (1) Ohio State – 300

2. (2) Wake Forest – 286

3. (3) Texas – 277

4. (4) North Carolina – 262

5. (5) Virginia – 250

6. (6) Stanford – 240

7. (7) TCU – 221

8. (9) Florida – 214

9. (8) Columbia – 213

10. (10) Baylor – 194

11. (12) USC – 174

12. (11) Mississippi State – 164

13. (13) UCLA – 153

14. (14) Michigan – 139

15. (15) Oklahoma – 124

16. (16) Illinois – 116

17. (17) Notre Dame – 104

18. (18) Minnesota – 97

19. (20) Texas A&M – 96

20. (21) Oregon – 66

21. (19) Tennessee – 56

22. (23) South Carolina – 52

23. (NR) Georgia – 29

24. (24) Alabama – 17

25. (22) Florida State – 16

Receiving Votes: Miami (Fla.) 10, California 5, Oklahoma State 4, UCF 3, LSU 2, Vanderbilt 2

Dropped Out: LSU (25)

 

Women's Poll

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (1) Georgia – 300

2. (2) North Carolina – 288

3. (3) Stanford – 276

4. (4) Duke – 261

5. (5) Vanderbilt – 252

6. (6) Texas – 240

7. (7) South Carolina – 220

8. (9) UCLA – 209

9. (8) Michigan – 206

10. (10) Ohio State – 200

11. (11) Florida State – 163

12. (12) Pepperdine – 158

13. (14) NC State – 142

14. (15) Kansas – 125

15. (16) Oklahoma State – 123

16. (19) California – 93

17. (13) LSU – 89

18. (17) Miami (Fla.) – 86

19. (21) Washington – 76

20. (22) Northwestern – 62

21. (24) USC – 58

22. (25) Wake Forest – 55

23. (23) UCF – 54

24. (20) Virginia – 53

25. (NR) Tennessee – 44

Receiving Votes: Kentucky 37, Florida 8, Texas A&M 8, Oklahoma 1, Old Dominion 1, Texas Tech 1

Dropped Out: Kentucky (18)

 

Previous Top 25 polls:

March 6, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 20, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 6, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019

 

In addition to the polls above, each week this space will highlight the former and current American collegians in the ATP's and WTA's Top 300. The below reflects the rankings released on March 4, 2019, with current college players in bold.

 

ATP

No. 9 John Isner (Georgia)

No. 38 Steve Johnson (USC)

No. 62 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA)

No. 84 Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee)

No. 90 Bradley Klahn (Stanford)

No. 153 Noah Rubin (Wake Forest)

No. 154 Chris Eubanks (Georgia Tech)

No. 217 Marcos Giron (UCLA)

No. 243 JC Aragone (Virginia)

No. 264 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (Virginia)

No. 287 JJ Wolf (Ohio State)

No. 296 Evan King (Michigan)

No. 297 Collin Altamirano (Virginia)

 

WTA

No. 25 Danielle Collins (Virginia)

No. 83 Jennifer Brady (UCLA)

No. 123 Nicole Gibbs (Stanford)

No. 153 Danielle Lao (USC)

No. 167 Francesca Di Lorenzo (Ohio State)

No. 178 Kristie Ahn (Stanford)

No. 219 Jamie Loeb (North Carolina)

No. 230 Robin Anderson (UCLA)

No. 305 Maria Mateas (Duke)

 

(Photo courtesy of the University of North Carolina)

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