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Tennis Channel/USTA College Top 25: April 27, 2022

Pat Mitsch | April 27, 2022

The SEC tournament champions top both the men's and women's polls in this week's Tennis Channel / USTA College Tennis Top 25 in the penultimate week of rankings prior to the NCAA Championships.

 

Florida hangs onto the men's top ranking, while Texas A&M earns its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the women's poll. This is the last week for Division I conference tournaments. Click here to find where and when they are.

 

Below is a full schedule of upcoming national championship tournaments across collegiate classifications: 

NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships - May 19-28 - Champaign, Ill. - Tournament Homepage - Watch Live with the TennisONE app

 

NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Championships - May 17-21 - Altamonte Springs, Fla. - Watch Live at NCAA.com

 

NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Championships - May 23-29 - Orlando, Fla. - Tournament Homepage - Watch Live at NCAA.com

 

NJCAA Division I Men's Championships - May 16-20 - Tyler, Texas

 

NJCAA Division I Women's Championships - May 7-11 - Tucson, Ariz.

 

NJCAA Division III Men's Championships - May 13-15 - Oxford, Ga.

 

NAIA Men's and Women's Championships - May 17-21 - Mobile, Ala.

 

*-Visit NCAA.com, NAIA.org, or NJCAA.org for more information on following their championships and links to additional tournament homepages when they are finalized

 

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 voters, 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. 

 

MEN

 

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (1) Florida – 350

2. (2) Ohio State – 334

3. (3) Michigan – 314

4. (5) Baylor – 312

5. (4) TCU – 294

6. (6) Virginia – 284

7. (8) Kentucky – 256

8. (9) Tennessee – 254

9. (7) Wake Forest – 223

10. (14) USC – 206

11. (10) South Carolina – 204

12. (11) Georgia – 201

13. (12) Texas – 200

14. (15) Stanford – 150

15. (16) Harvard – 146

16. (17) North Carolina – 142

17. (13) Arizona – 139

18. (18) San Diego – 110

19. (19) Pepperdine – 99

20. (20) Middle Tennessee – 89

21. (21) NC State – 73

22. (25) Auburn – 47

23. (23) Louisville – 44

24. (NR) SMU – 28

25. (22) Duke – 13

 

Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 6, VCU 3, Columbia 1, Mississippi 1, Northwestern 1, Penn 1

 

Dropped Out: Texas A&M (24)

 

WOMEN

 

Rank (Last Week) – Points

1. (3) Texas A&M – 333

2. (T1) North Carolina – 325

3. (T1) Oklahoma – 318

4. (4) Texas – 313

5. (5) Duke – 309

6. (7) Virginia – 262

7. (6) NC State – 262

8. (8) Ohio State – 249

9. (11) Georgia – 224

10. (12) Pepperdine – 217

11. (T13) Miami (Fla.) – 196

12. (9) California – 182

13. (T13) Oklahoma State – 180

14. (16) Stanford – 173

15. (10) Auburn – 157

16. (15) Florida – 153

17. (17) Michigan – 126

18. (19) UCLA – 100

19. (22) Arizona State – 96

20. (21) Loyola Marymount – 83

21. (23) UCSB – 59

22. (25) Tennessee – 53

23. (20) USC – 52

24. (18) UCF – 43

25. (NR) Old Dominion – 8

 

Receiving Votes: Wake Forest 6, Vanderbilt 5, Baylor 4, Kansas 2, Georgia Tech 1, Oregon 1

 

Dropped Out: Baylor (24)

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