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USTA College Tennis Top 25: May 2, 2018

May 02, 2018


If a certain team or teams from Southern California outperforms its seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament, well, you heard it here first.

 

The penultimate USTA Top 25 poll featured its final rankings until the conclusion of the NCAA Championships, which begin on May 11, and its panel maintained its favorable opinion of several men's and women's teams from SoCal as compared to their seedings in the NCAA brackets, which were released Tuesday night.

 

This week's USTA poll still has UCLA ranked as a unanimous No. 1, a full 10 points ahead of No. 2 Wake Forest, which got the top seed in the NCAA tournament, while the Bruins were the No. 2. The USC Trojans also rose up to No. 6 in the USTA men's poll and were seeded 10th in the bracket.

 

On the women's side, the Pepperdine women are ranked No. 4 in the USTA women's poll, well ahead of their 13th seed in the NCAA tournament. The UCLA women, the NCAA's 12th seed, also maintained their No. 8 ranking in the women's poll.

 

Each team's point total, specified below, is the sum of its ranking points from the USTA's panel of 11 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. Therefore, the maximum number of points a team can receive is 225. First-place votes were not tallied.

 

Registration is currently open for the USTA All-American College Combine presented by adidas for American juniors, which will take place at the National Campus June 18-21. Find more at the USTA's College Tennis page.

 

USTA College Top 25 - Men

Rank (Last Week)

1. (1) UCLA – 225

2. (2) Wake Forest – 215

3. (3) Ohio State – 206

4. (4) Stanford – 185

5. (5) Texas A&M – 181

6. (8) USC – 178

7. (10) Mississippi State – 177

8. (6) North Carolina – 174

9. (9) Illinois – 153

10. (7) TCU – 139

11. (14) Texas – 133

12. (11) Florida State – 130

13. (12) Florida – 124

14. (13) Michigan – 108

15. (15) Oklahoma – 98

16. (17) Tulane – 76

T17. (18) Georgia – 69

T17. (21) Baylor – 69

19. (19) Columbia – 64

20. (16) Oklahoma State – 63

21. (20) Memphis – 46

22. (22) Vanderbilt – 38

23. (24) Tennessee – 26

24. (NR) NC State – 9

25. (NR) Dartmouth – 7

Receiving Votes: Kentucky 5, Virginia Tech 4, Notre Dame 1.

Dropped Out: Virginia Tech (23), Kentucky (25).

 

USTA College Top 25 - Women

Rank (Last Week)

1. (1) Vanderbilt – 221

2. (3) North Carolina – 217

3. (2) Duke – 200

4. (4) Pepperdine – 199

5. (5) Texas – 196

6. (7) Stanford – 177

7. (6) Georgia Tech – 173

8. (8) UCLA – 157

9. (9) Florida – 154

10. (10) Mississippi – 143

11. (11) Georgia – 132

12. (13) Texas Tech – 130

13. (12) Oklahoma State – 114

14. (14) South Carolina – 113

15. (20) Michigan – 94

16. (17) Miami (Fla.) – 88

17. (15) Northwestern – 85

18. (16) Florida State – 75

19. (T18) Illinois – 63

20. (T18) Kansas – 38

21. (22) Tulsa – 37

22. (NR) Baylor – 22

23. (23) Auburn – 20

24. (24) Princeton – 19

25. (25) Arizona State – 18

Receiving Votes: Virginia 16, UCF 8, Syracuse 4, Oregon 1.

Dropped Out: Virginia (21).

 

Voting Panel: 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 and University of Texas Director of the Center for Research and Analytics); Randy Jenks (Universal Tennis Ratings); Bobby Knight (College Tennis Today); Dallas Oliver/Shannon Wrege (Tennis Recruiting Network); Michael Patrick (former University of Tennessee women’s head coach) and Lisa Stone (Parenting Aces).

 

Previous Top 25 polls:

April 25, 2018

April 18, 2018

April 11, 2018

April 4, 2018

March 28, 2018

March 21, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 7, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 7, 2018
Jan. 31, 2018

 

(Photo courtesy of UCLA)

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