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USTA College Tennis Top 25: April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017


Thanks to Vanderbilt's SEC tournament title victory, the latest USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings have the closest women's Top 4 of the season.

The separation between No. 1 Florida – which Vanderbilt beat, 4-3, on Sunday to capture its second SEC tournament title in three seasons – is a mere seven points, with Ohio State one point below Florida and North Carolina one point above the Commodores. Both the Big Ten and ACC Championships are this week.

On the men's side, UCLA's 4-1 victory over Pac-12 rival USC saw the Bruins leapfrog the Trojans and land at No. 6, just outside of an unchanged Top 5. Chicago native Martin Redlicki clinched victory for the Bruins at home last Friday, and UCLA enters this week's Pac-12 Championship as the top seed. Meanwhile, Texas A&M's 5-2 home win over No. 13 Georgia saw it break into the Top 10, at a season-high No. 9.

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 – 149
2. (2) Virginia – 145
3. (3) Ohio State – 138
4. (4) North Carolina – 130
5. (5) TCU – 128
6. (10) UCLA – 119
7. (8) USC – 101
8. (12) California – 99
9. (11) Texas A&M – 98
10. (6) Oklahoma State – 96
11. (7) Baylor – 89
12. (9) Texas – 88
13. (13) Georgia – 85
14. (16) Oklahoma – 81
15. (15) Florida – 61
16. (17) Michigan – 54
17. (14) Stanford – 53
18. (18) South Carolina – 40
19. (21) Oregon – 35
20. (19) Columbia – 30
21. (20) Mississippi State – 28
22. (22) Georgia Tech – 24
23. (NR) South Florida – 22
24. (23) Northwestern – 10
25. (24) Cornell - 9
*Receiving Votes: Illinois 6, Kentucky 1, Tulane 1, UCF 1
Dropped Out: Tulane


USTA College Top 25 - Women
Rank (Last Week)
1. (1) Florida – 144
2. (2) Ohio State – 143
3. (3) North Carolina – 138
4. (5) Vanderbilt – 137
5. (4) Stanford – 126
6. (8) Pepperdine – 118
7. (9) Oklahoma State – 110
8. (6) Georgia – 103
9. (10) Texas Tech – 100
10. (7) Georgia Tech – 95
11. (11) California – 89
12. (12) Michigan – 87
13. (14) Duke – 83
14. (13) Baylor – 74
15. (15) South Carolina – 60
16. (22) Auburn – 53
17. (17) Arizona State – 52
18. (16) UCLA – 44
19. (20) Texas – 41
T20. (19) Arkansas – 32
T20. (21) Mississippi State – 32
22. (18) Texas A&M – 31
23. (NR) USC – 20
24. (23) Kentucky – 17
25. (NR) LSU - 9
**Receiving Votes: Oregon 5, TCU 4, Florida International 1, Rice 1
Dropped Out: Florida International, TCU


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 19, 2017

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 Vanderbilt University)

 

 

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