Pictured: Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins & North Carolina's Tessa Lyons
SKILLMAN, NJ: Courtesy of the ITA (Mar. 12) -- For yet another week the Virginia men, along with the North Carolina women, have remained No. 1 in the ITA College Tennis Rankings. The Virginia men stayed at the top spot for an eighth consecutive time despite not playing a match last week, while the North Carolina women distanced themselves from the field with another quality win as they defeated No. 36 Baylor last week.
ITA Division I Men's Rankings | ITA Division I Women's Rankings
Follow the Leader: For the men, following Virginia is (in order): USC, UCLA, Ole Miss, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Duke, Ohio State, and Kentucky. On the women’s side, North Carolina is followed by Duke, Texas A&M, Florida, UCLA, Nebraska, USC, Alabama, Michigan, and Northwestern.
Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC – 4; Big Ten, Big 12 & Pac-12 – 3; Big East, Conference USA, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1. The SEC boasts four men’s teams inside the Top 10 while the ACC and the Pac-12 each have two. Women’s Top 25: ACC & SEC – 6; Pac-12 – 5; Big Ten – 4; Big East, Big West, Big 12 & Conference USA – 1. The Big Ten and the SEC both have three women’s teams in the Top 10.
Double-Dip: A total of 11 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.
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