USTA College Tennis
Top 25 Rankings return
Sally Milano | January 17, 2018
The USTA College Tennis Top 25 team rankings are returning for the second season, with the first poll being released on Jan. 31 and then each subsequent Wednesday on USTA.com and the USTA's social media channels.
The weekly rankings will rate the Top 25 men’s and women’s teams in NCAA Division I play.
The voters participating in the 2018 rankings include: 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; Randy Jenks, Universal Tennis Ratings; Bobby Knight, College Tennis Today; Dallas Oliver, Tennis Recruiting Network; Michael Patrick, former University of Tennessee women’s head coach; and Lisa Stone, Parenting Aces.
“The USTA Top 25 poll goes a long way in promoting collegiate tennis,” Georgia men’s head coach Manuel Diaz said. “All year, the poll helps keep up the conversation about who the best teams are and what teams have the best shot at competing for a national title."
“The beginning of the season is always an exciting time, and the USTA poll is a great tool to showcase college tennis and recognize some of the top programs in collegiate tennis,” said Oklahoma State women’s head coach Chris Young. “I know that our fans look forward to the release of the polls, and with new media additions this year, it will be a fun way to gauge perceptions of various programs around the country.”
The USTA College Tennis Top 25 debuted last year, with both the Virginia men and Florida women beginning the year ranked No. 1 and going on to win NCAA championships. The poll continues in 2018 as one of several ways the USTA supports and promotes college tennis, including the College MatchDay series, which kicks off its 2018 schedule at the USTA National Campus on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a joint men’s and women’s match between Florida and Florida State.