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USTA College Tennis Top 25: May 3, 2017

May 03, 2017


Nearly three months after the debut of the USTA College Tennis Top 25, the No. 1 men's and women's teams in the second-to-last rankings poll are the same as they were in the first.

While the Florida women remained No. 1 all year, the Virginia men returned to the No. 1 spot this week following their 4-3 victory over previous No. 1 Wake Forest to capture the Cavaliers' 12th ACC title under coach Brian Boland. The Cavs are followed by the Demon Deacons, Big Ten champions Ohio State and Big 12 champions TCU. Georgia, who won the SEC men's title, vaulted to a season-high No. 8.

The Buckeyes also took the Big Ten crown on the women's side and are two points behind the first-place Gators. ACC women's champion North Carolina stayed at No. 3, and Pac-12 champion Stanford remained at No. 5, while Big 12 champion Texas Tech jumped two spots, from No. 9 to No. 7.

The final iteration of the USTA College Tennis Top 25 will be distributed May 24, following the NCAA team championships.

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. (2) Virginia – 150
2. (1) Wake Forest – 144
3. (3) Ohio State – 138
4. (5) TCU – 131
5. (4) North Carolina – 127
6. (7) USC – 120
7. (6) UCLA – 113
8. (13) Georgia – 106
9. (8) California – 89
T10. (14) Oklahoma – 87
T10. (10) Oklahoma State – 87
12. (9) Texas A&M – 81
13. (12) Texas – 80
14. (11) Baylor – 78
15. (15) Florida – 65
16. (16) Michigan – 62
17. (21) Mississippi State – 56
18. (17) Stanford – 53
19. (18) South Carolina – 33
20. (19) Oregon – 32
21. (20) Columbia – 26
22. (23) South Florida – 25
23. (22) Georgia Tech – 24
24. (25) Cornell – 11
25. (NR) Illinois – 6
*Receiving Votes: Texas Tech 4, Northwestern 3, Duke 1, Tulane 1
Dropped Out: Northwestern


USTA College Top 25 - Women
Rank (Last Week)
1. (1) Florida – 144
2. (2) Ohio State – 142
3. (3) North Carolina – 137
4. (4) Vanderbilt – 136
5. (5) Stanford – 126
6. (6) Pepperdine – 116
7. (9) Texas Tech – 111
8. (7) Oklahoma State – 107
9. (10) Georgia Tech – 101
10. (8) Georgia – 98
11. (11) California – 91
12. (12) Michigan – 83
13. (13) Duke – 78
14. (14) Baylor – 73
15. (15) South Carolina – 69
16. (16) Auburn – 54
17. (17) Arizona State – 45
18. (19) Texas – 39
19. (T20) Arkansas – 36
20. (T20) Mississippi State – 34
21. (23) USC – 31
22. (22) Texas A&M – 26
23. (18) UCLA – 23
24. (24) Kentucky – 18
T25. (NR) Oregon – 7
T25. (NR) Rice - 7
**Receiving Votes: LSU 5, TCU 2, Florida International 1
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 26, 2017
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 the University of Virginia)

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