Stanford women regain top ranking; Virginia men stay at No. 1

March 30, 2011 07:54 AM
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- The Stanford women rejoin the Virginia men at No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings after relinquishing the top spot last month for the first time since entering the 2010-11 season as the preseason favorite.

Despite being the only undefeated team remaining in Division I women's team play, Stanford (17-0) has been edged by Florida since defeating them in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. The Gators' schedule propelled them to No. 1, but Stanford's impressive three-game SoCal road sweep has the reigning NCAA Champs back where they started the year.

Coming off convincing wins at Pepperdine, UCLA and USC, the Cardinal remained unbeaten on the season, while elevating them into sole possession of first place in the Pac-10. Stanford has now won 36 consecutive contests dating back to a 6-1 loss at UCLA in late February of last year.

Meanwhile, the Virginia men recently concluded an eye-popping 11-match road trip by sweeping Florida State and Miami. The victories pushed UVA's record to 20-0 on the season, reaching the 20-win plateau for the ninth consecutive season, while extending Virginia's ACC-record win streak to 68 consecutive victories over conference competition.

The Cavaliers, who haven't played at home since Feb. 11, will host perhaps their toughest ACC rivals next weekend, with No. 9 Duke and No. 15 North Carolina heading to Charlottesville.
Follow the Leader: For the men, following Virginia is (in order): USC, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, California, Texas, Pepperdine, Georgia and Duke. On the women's side, Stanford is followed by: Florida, North Carolina, Duke, Miami (FL), UCLA, Georgia, Michigan, Baylor and California.

Conference Count: The number of men's and women's teams from each conference that appear in the Campbell/ITA Division I Top 25 Rankings are listed numerically. Men's Top 25: SEC - 6; Pac-10 - 5; Big Ten and Big 12 - 4; ACC - 3; WCC and Big East - 1. Women's Top 25: ACC and Pac-10 - 6; SEC - 5; Big 12 - 3; Big Ten - 2 and Big East, Conference USA and WCC - 1.

Coming Up Next: The 2011 Campbell/ITA Team Rankings continue next Tuesday, April 5, while the next singles and doubles rankings is scheduled for April 12 and will continue to be published every other week for the rest of the season.

Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found at