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2017 USTA College Tennis Top 25: Feb. 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017 09:59 AM

Three weeks into the 2017 USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings, both the men's and women's polls have unanimous No. 1s.

The Virginia men joined the Florida women this week in earning the maximum number of voting points (150) atop their respective polls. One week after the Gators won the ITA Women's National Team Indoor title to earn a tally of 150, the Cavaliers captured the ITA Men's National Team Indoor championship in Charlottesville, Va., their sixth ITA Indoor title since 2008.

Virginia dropped only one point all weekend in defeating Utah State (4-0, first round), No. 7 UCLA (4-0, quarterfinals), No. 4 North Carolina (4-0, semifinals) and No. 2 Ohio State, 4-1, in a dramatic title match that senior J.C. Aragone of Yorba Linda, Calif., clinched, while Buckeye players led late in the third set of two other singles matches.

While Florida remained atop the women's poll, Stanford climbed up to No. 4 from No. 5 after its 4-1 victory over now-No. 6 Oklahoma State last Friday on a College MatchDay at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.

Each team's point total, specified below in parentheses, 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 was removed. Therefore, the maximum number of points a team can receive is 150. First-place votes were not tallied.

A number of these programs will be featured live on ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app this season as part of the College MatchDay series.

Week 3 of the USTA College Tennis Top 25 team rankings are as follows:
 

USTA College Top 25 - Men USTA College Top 25 - Women
1. Virginia (150) 1. Florida (150)
2. Ohio State (144) 2. North Carolina (143)
3. Wake Forest (138) 3. Ohio State (138)
4. North Carolina (130) 4. Stanford (131)
5. California (124) 5. Georgia (124)
6. Oklahoma (112) 6. Oklahoma State (120)
7. UCLA (109) 7. California (107)
8. Florida (106) 8. Michigan (105)
9. Texas (104) 9. Texas Tech (104)
10. USC (101) 10. Pepperdine (98)
11. Oklahoma State (89) 11. Auburn (90)
12. Baylor (81) 12. Georgia Tech (78)
13. Northwestern (79) 13. Vanderbilt (76)
14. Michigan (65) T14. Texas (57)
15. Georgia (63) T14. UCLA (57)
16. Kentucky (56) 16. Arizona State (53)
17. Illinois (43) 17. Mississippi (51)
18. Mississippi State (42) 18. Duke (41)
19. Georgia Tech (37) 19. Baylor (39)
20. Vanderbilt (29) 20. Texas A&M (37)
21. Columbia (25) 21. USC (32)
22. South Carolina (18) 22. South Carolina (28)
T23. Texas A&M (17) 23. LSU (18)
T23. Tulane (17) 24. TCU (16)
25. Stanford (13) 25. Miami (Fla.) (14)

 

* Men's teams receiving votes: SMU (2).

** Women's teams receiving votes: Mississippi State (3), Northwestern (2), Rice (2), Tennessee (2), Wake Forest (2), Kentucky (1).

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).
 

RELATED:
2017 USTA College Tennis Top 25: Feb. 15, 2017
2017 USTA College Tennis Top 25: Feb. 8, 2017


(Photo courtesy of Stanford University)

 

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