USTA College Tennis

Top 25: April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017
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<h2>Top 25: April 19, 2017</h2>

The Vanderbilt women clinched their first-ever SEC regular season title on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Florida, vaulting the Commodores into the Top 5 of this week's USTA College Tennis Top 25.

 

While that wasn't enough to unseat the Gators from their No. 1 spot, which they've held all season, No. 2 Ohio State now trails Florida by just one point. Pepperdine also moved into the Top 10 after wins over Stanford and BYU.

 

On the men's side, Baylor's win over Texas last week reshuffled the back end of the Top 10. Florida moved into the Top 15, and South Carolina finds itself ranked a season-high No. 18, after both teams recorded wins over Mississippi State and Auburn over the weekend.

 

Each team's point total is the sum of its ranking points from the USTA's panel of eight 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 were removed. Therefore, the maximum number of points a team can receive is 150. First-place votes were not tallied.

 

USTA College Top 25 - Men

Rank (Last Week)

1. (1) Wake Forest – 148

2. (2) Virginia – 146

3. (3) Ohio State – 138

4. (4) North Carolina – 130

5. (5) TCU – 127

6. (6) Oklahoma State – 118

7. (9) Baylor – 111

8. (T7) USC – 106

9. (T7) Texas – 101

10. (10) UCLA – 100

11. (T12) Texas A&M – 92

12. (T12) California – 85

13. (11) Georgia – 79

14. (14) Stanford – 66

15. (19) Florida – 62

16. (16) Oklahoma – 58

17. (15) Michigan – 53

18. (T22) South Carolina – 41

19. (18) Columbia – 34

20. (20) Mississippi State – 29

21. (25) Oregon – 21

22. (17) Georgia Tech – 19

23. (21) Northwestern – 18

24. (T22) Cornell – 17

25. (NR) Tulane - 12

*Receiving Votes: South Florida 5, Illinois 3, UCF 3, Kentucky 2

Dropped Out: Kentucky

 

USTA College Top 25 - Women

Rank (Last Week)

1. (1) Florida – 146

2. (2) Ohio State – 145

3. (3) North Carolina – 141

4. (4) Stanford – 121

5. (11) Vanderbilt – 119

6. (5) Georgia – 115

7. (T7) Georgia Tech – 112

8. (12) Pepperdine – 110

9. (T7) Oklahoma State – 108

10. (6) Texas Tech – 105

11. (9) California – 94

12. (10) Michigan – 88

13. (14) Baylor – 76

14. (15) Duke – 65

15. (16) South Carolina – 61

16. (13) UCLA – 55

17. (17) Arizona State – 49

18. (24) Texas A&M – 42

19. (22) Arkansas – 39

20. (T18) Texas – 36

21. (21) Mississippi State – 27

22. (T18) Auburn – 25

23. (20) Kentucky – 21

24. (25) Florida International – 11

25. (NR) TCU - 8

**Receiving Votes: USC 5, Tennessee 4, Oregon2

Dropped Out: LSU 

 

Voting Panel: Casey Angle (former ITA championships director), Virgil Christian (USTA College Tennis), Granger Huntress (Texas College Tennis), Bobby Knight (College Tennis Today), Dallas Oliver (Tennis Recruiting Network), Mike Patrick (former University of Tennessee women’s coach), Lisa Stone (Parenting Aces) and Bruce Waschuk (Universal Tennis Rating).

 

The College Tennis Top 25 is one of several collegiate initiatives from the USTA. Coming up June 14-16, the USTA National Campus in Orlando will host the USTA All-American College Combine. To learn more, visit TennisLink.USTA.com with Tournament ID 150025417.

 

Previous Top 25 polls:

April 12, 2017
April 5, 2017
March 29, 2017

March 22, 2017

March 15, 2017

March 8, 2017

March 1, 2017

Feb. 22, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

 

(Photo courtesy of Pepperdine University)

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