It’s Time For a Reality Check

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – changing the match format is not going to save college tennis.

I applaud everyone’s outrage, pleading and contempt on the changes facing college tennis.

I also understand that the call to change the game before ‘administrators’ eliminate college tennis on campuses throughout the country comes from noble intents.

I just want to give everyone a reality check.

Do you really think having a few more fans or changing the format is going to keep some administrator from cutting your program when it comes down to money?

No. Not in a million years.

Let me ask another tough question.

When you rank tennis team’s status on your favorite campus, where does it land? Is it near the bottom to bottom-half?

Sure it does for most schools and 100 more fans are not going to help.

Do you really think television is going pay to show more matches?

Again, no.

Sure, the big conferences will have some matches shown as part of their bigger deals, but good tennis television production is expensive when done right. To attract any sort of viewership, the production would have to be on the level of other sports. Fans will not be flocking to watch this, so there won’t be a lot of earnings from this. Most of the time teams would be paying for this privilege.

Let me emphasize this by pointing out that very few non-Grand Slam ATP and WTA matches are even televised…. by the Tennis Channel.

The sad reality is that in a few years we may be lamenting the loss of several programs, mostly on the men’s side. I say this because they are not going to cut programs like rowing or equestrian, to name a few. These types of programs fulfill a need. Offering more scholarship than tennis, they are the counterbalance to the preponderance of men’s scholarships given by sports like football. This is just a fact of Title IX.

Go back to your list of sports on your campus. How many of the teams in the bottom tier are from sports like those, which have been added in the last 20 years to offset football scholarships? They aren’t going anywhere. Donors and the athletes themselves offset much of the cost for these sports.

Because of this, I suspect the per-athlete cost of services is also much less in those sports.

Tennis is not going to become revenue-positive with a simple change in format. Attendance isn’t going to do it. Television revenue isn’t coming.

If money gets tight, as we all expect it to real soon, the programs that will survive will be from big conferences and from savy athletic departments that have planned for the future.

How will they plan?

One way is by endowed athletic scholarships and programs. Taking less money away from the budget always helps and having it tied to a specific sport is the perfect way.

Winning helps. If your program is successful, then odds are it will be harder to cut. The problem with this is that by definition, this eliminates most programs, because is someone is winning, then someone is losing. It’s a zero-sum game.

I hate to say this but having fewer foreign players could help. I personally think having foreign players is good. College is a time when many kids get to really know people that are different from themselves.

That being said, if your team is all foreign, do you think an AD is going to think twice about cutting a bunch of kids from non-tax paying families?

I can ramble all night, but I think you get my point.

Create excitement within the stadium. I can assure you that what the Big 12 has  in store for this year is NOTHING compared to being at a Georgia tennis match in the 80′s, let alone a Trinity match in the 70′s and 80′s when I was falling in love with college tennis.

Read what Erica Perkins Jasper and David Roditi (two ex-USTA coaches I might ad) say in the article about their ITA Awards.

http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/USTA_ITA_Campus___Community_Awards.htm 

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One last word on the scoring.

You want excitement? Bring back the nine-point tiebreaker!

Five things I learned this weekend (after the #ITATennis Regionals)

I decided it was time to put pen to paper or at least type a few words on the state of college tennis in this state. It has been awhile since I really have put my thoughts online and this is by no means a complete list of how things are going. I just wanted to get a few initial ideas out, as I saw them.

Five things I learned this weekend (after the #ITATennis Regionals)

5. The Texas and Houston women are projects.

I had higher hopes for both of these squads coming into the season, but it seems as though they are both probably works in progress. Houston did beat North Texas but was blanked by TCU and lost to BYU the previous weekend. The top of the lineup is solid for the Cougars, but their lack of depth past for the top-3 will be their Achilles heel.

Texas was absolutely crushed by Vanderbilt. It wasn’t even close, as the Horns failed to pick up a single set. They beat DePaul, 4-3, on Saturday, but DePaul then fell to Harvard, 4-2 the following day. The road only gets tougher for Texas as they host Rice next weekend before hitting the road to play Pepperdine, USC, Michigan, Northwestern, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State over the next six weeks. By my calculations, they will need to win at least two of these to even have a chance of remaining above .500 for the tournament, let alone have the ranking. This team needs to grow up fast.

4. Baylor is Baylor

Not really sure what to say here.

The women skipped the ITA this year, but posted wins over top-10 teams Georgia and Virginia. One of the biggest challenges of NOT playing the ITA is to balance your schedule with enough opportunities to get those top-10 wins, without suffering too many losses all to earn a high-enough seed to host when it comes to NCAA Tournament time. With those wins out of the way, the Bears are loaded and confident for a schedule that still includes Clemson, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Ohio State and UCLA, all before the Big 12 season begins.

After a tough mid-week loss to Illinois, the men bounced back in what had to be the easiest regional this weekend, throttling Tulane and Drake, 4-0.  I am not discounting the fact that Drake doesn’t have a couple of solid players at the top, but Baylor took care of business and didn’t leave any doubt.

3. The Rice women have fallen off

Beazant is still tough, as she showed by cruising in their only point of the weekend against Northwestern (and she was winning vs. Kentucky), but there wasn’t much support. Lines 2,3,4 and 5 combined to win a whopping nine games in that match. Nine games.

The Owls’ match vs. Texas is huge for both teams as they try to sort out who they are. If they can’t get a few wins in February, it may be a tough road to qualify for the tournament as well. They do have some opportunities with Texas Tech, Ole Miss, Baylor and Oklahoma State remaining on the non-conference schedule.

2. The Aggies have some question marks

On the men’s side, the shock of losing to TCU in the first round has to be unsettling for Texas A&M. Sure they have a couple of freshmen in the lineup, but they are going to have to rely on the top-3 to win the big matches this year. It’s a long season and there’s plenty of talent there, but they will need to stay healthy and get an amazing year from their upperclassmen to have the kind of season they expected in the preseason.

An even bigger shock has to be the women’s loss to TCU. Despite having no seniors, the Aggie women are loaded with players. Like their male counterparts, they have some growing to do. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) they have to get right back at it with a match against North Carolina in Houston this weekend, with the SEC schedule starting up the following weekend. Their only remaining non-conference match will be in early April in Waco.

1. TCU has arrived

Wow, what a weekend for the Frogs! The men and women both upset Texas A&M in College Station and qualified for the final 16. The women are going for the first time in school history, while the men are returning for the first time since 2001, when they were semifinalists.

Despite losing the doubles point to the Aggies, the men, led by Cameron Norrie, took four singles matches. Being able to move everyone down a spot in the lineup has been a real boost for TCU.

I don’t have a whole lot of insight to the women’s victories this weekend, but adding Dubavets and Pereira into the middle of the lineup has given them the depth required to compete in the big matches. The win over the Aggies definitely announces this team is ready to compete for the Big 12 title.

Collegiate Season Opens and Texas’ #DavisCup Ties

With the conclusion of the US Open and Marin Cilic putting the finishing touches on the Grand Slam season, it is time to get into college tennis and a little Davis Cup action.

First, it seems many of the state’s top women’s programs are heading to Waco for the Under Armour Kick-Off (I have seen kickoff spelled three different ways, so I will go with one of host Baylor’s versions. the men travel to the West Texas town of Midland for the legendary Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational.

Who knows how much tennis will actually get played? It has been in the high 90’s for months, but the highs for Waco and Midland this Saturday are expected to be 73 and 65, respectively, with a solid chance of showers in both places.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is also hosting both men and women in the Marco & Co Catering Islander Open. There is a 60% chance of rain in Corpus as well, so like in Waco I expect quite a bit of indoor tennis, but maybe a better buffet, due to the catering sponsorship.

For any Division III action, please follow the website www.division3tennis.com. They also have a couple of great twitter accounts you can find there.

On the Davis Cup side, I felt I would throw in some discussion on a few DC ties with ties to Texas.

Obviously the US plays Slovakia in Chicago. Not really any Texas ties here, except there is a town called Bryan.

I am one of those people though that gets excited about the lower groups.

In a Group I Americas relegation match, Venezuela and Baylor-ex Roberto Maytin host Uruguay in Caracas.

University of Texas alum Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela is now one of the old men leading the Mexican team in a Group II Americas Third Round match in Barbados. The winner advances to Group I.

Soren Hess –Oleson has been added to the Danish team, as they hold Molova in a European Group II Third Round tie. I hope they don’t stay out partying all night with Wozniaki. Quick name the greatest player to come out of Moldova! I hope Soren gets into this, if even for a dead rubber on Sunday.

Also in European third rounder, Bosnia/Herzegovina hosts Lithuania in Sarajevo. The Texas ties here is Amer Delic, who lives in Austin, is the captain for BIH.

We could probably claim more ties, like Somdev Devvarman, but I’ll stop there. Please hit up the Davis Cup website to get updates on these and all of the other matches.

NCAA Men’s Tennis DI Regionals Simulated 50000 times

I’m sitting in the middle of exams and term projects looking for ways to relax. What better way than to run a Monte Carlo Simulation of each of the men’s regionals, based on my year-end ratings?

So I ran each regional 50,000 times and you can see the results. One of the more intriguing of course is the Nashville Regional, where I could not really account for the home court (and probably outdoor) advantage the Vanderbilt will have over Columbia. That probably sways things a little, I am guessing in the range of 5-15%.

The first number is how many times each team won the entire regional. The second is their probability of coming out of the regional.

BEST FIRST ROUND MATCH-UPS: The Vanderbilt-Virginia Tech match-up looks good, as do the Oklahoma State-Michigan, Memphis-Drake, South Florida-Florida State,  Northwestern-Mississippi, Wake Forest-Louisville, Boise State-USD and Auburn-Harvard. There are a few more, but that’s my quick take.

USC Regional

University of Southern California 45307 90.614%
University of Idaho 122 0.244%
Oklahoma State University 2283 4.566%
University of Michigan 2288 4.576%

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Nashville Regional

Vanderbilt University 9815 19.630%
Virginia Tech 7818 15.636%
East Tennessee State University 1917 3.834%
Columbia University 30450 60.900%

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Austin Regional

University of Texas 39580 79.160%
Marist College 224 0.448%
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 1140 2.280%
Mississippi State University 9056 18.112%

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College Station Regional

California 11649 23.298%
Texas Tech University 5420 10.840%
Alcorn State University 42 0.084%
Texas A&M University 32889 65.778%

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Waco Regional

Baylor University 43520 87.040%
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 497 0.994%
Stanford University 3601 7.202%
University of Tulsa 2382 4.764%

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Champaign Regional

University of Memphis 6515 13.030%
Drake University 5669 11.338%
Ball State University 374 0.748%
University of Illinois 37442 74.884%

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South Bend Regional

University of Notre Dame 35693 71.386%
Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 381 0.762%
Northwestern University 6925 13.850%
University of Mississippi 7001 14.002%

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Charlottesville Regional

Penn State University 3489 6.978%
UNC Wilmington 636 1.272%
U.S. Military Academy 104 0.208%
University of Virginia 45771 91.542%

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Columbus Regional

Ohio State University 45064 90.128%
Bryant University 72 0.144%
Wake Forest University 2384 4.768%
University of Louisville 2480 4.960%

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Gainesville Regional

University of South Florida 7877 15.754%
Florida State University 7821 15.642%
St. John’s University 1541 3.082%
University of Florida 32761 65.522%

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Durham Regional

Duke University 35589 71.178%
Winthrop University 606 1.212%
University of Tennessee 12034 24.068%
Elon University 1771 3.542%

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UCLA Regional

University of San Diego 2321 4.642%
Boise State University 3591 7.182%
Cal Poly 375 0.750%
UCLA 43713 87.426%

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Chapel Hill Regional

North Carolina 40147 80.294%
South Carolina State 233 0.466%
University of South Carolina 8986 17.972%
George Washington University 634 1.268%

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Athens Regional

North Carolina State 7642 15.284%
University of Oregon 5472 10.944%
Jacksonville State University 161 0.322%
University of Georgia 36725 73.450%

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Lexington Regional

University of Kentucky 32487 64.974%
University of Denver 948 1.896%
Clemson University 9801 19.602%
Purdue University 6764 13.528%

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Norman Regional

Auburn University 2313 4.626%
Harvard University 2361 4.722%
Montana 88 0.176%
University of Oklahoma 45238 90.476%

Midwestern State men edge St. Edward’s; advance to Sweet 16

WICHITA FALLS - The St. Edward’s men’s tennis team gave top-seeded Midwestern State all they could handle Sunday afternoon before falling 5-4, in the NCAA DII Men’s Tennis Round of 32 matchup at the MSU Tennis Center.

In doubles action, PEDRO BRONSTRUP and FELIX BAKE took down the 11th-ranked duo of Tomas Grejtak and Ramon Toyos, 8-6 at the number one position. After PATRICK CLYNES and ALEXANDRE BUENO dropped their match at number two doubles to Kacper Boborykin and Kyle Davidson, 8-5, PEDRO BRONSTRUP and FELIX BAKE were engulfed in a dogfight with Midwestern State’s Jarrod Liston and Zack Santagate. The match would go to a tiebreaker where the Hilltoppers prevailed, 8-6. That gave St. Edward’s a 2-1 lead heading into singles.

Bake made it 3-1 as he blitzed #43 Davidson, 6-1, 6-4, at the number two spot. The Mustangs came roaring back taking wins at the numbers three, six and five spots to take a 4-3 lead. After dropping his first set to #27 Boborykin, Clynes rallied to win the match in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. That tied the match at 4-4, with Agoglia and Liston still to finish at number four singles. Agoglia won the first set easily but Liston came back to win the final two sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, and clinch the match for Midwestern State.

“It was great to go up 2-1 out of the doubles,” head coach Russell Sterns said. “Every single singles match was strongly contested. After five hours, the match could still have gone either way. We just literally came up one or two points short. Midwestern State had a great home crowd and we wish them the best of luck at Nationals.”

St. Edward’s ends its season with a 15-8 record. After starting the season 1-5, the Hilltoppers were victorious in 14 of their last 17 matches. Along the way, they captured their six-straight Heartland Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA DII Tournament for the 13th time since moving up to Division II in 1999.

St. Edward’s (Texas) vs Midwestern State
May 04, 2014 at Wichita Falls, Texas
(MSU Tennis Center)
#17 Midwestern State 5, #24 St. Edward’s (Texas) 4

Singles competition
1. PATRICK CLYNES (SEU) def. #27 Kacper Boborykin (MSU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
2. FELIX BAKE (SEU) def. #43 Kyle Davidson (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Ramon Toyos (MSU) def. PEDRO BRONSTRUP (SEU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jarrod Liston (MSU) def. MAXIMO AGOGLIA (SEU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
5. Christopher Norrie (MSU) def. ALEXANDRE BUENO (SEU) 6-1, 6-7 (5-8), 6-1
6. Tomas Grejtak (MSU) def. ADRIAN GARZA (SEU) 7-5, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. PEDRO BRONSTRUP/FELIX BAKE (SEU) def. #11 Tomas Grejtak/Ramon Toyos (MSU) 8-6
2. Kacper Boborykin/Kyle Davidson (MSU) def. PATRICK CLYNES/ALEXANDRE BUENO (SEU) 8-5
3. MAXIMO AGOGLIA/ADRIAN GARZA (SEU) def. Jarrod Liston/Zack Santagate (MSU) 9-8 (8-6)

Match Notes:
St. Edward’s (Texas) 15-8; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #3
Midwestern State 18-6; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,6,5,1,4)
NCAA II South Central Region 1 Championship

Hilltoppers move on to NCAA Round of 32 after 5-1 win over Colorado Mesa

WICHITA FALLS – The St. Edward’s men’s tennis team defeated Colorado Mesa, 5-1, Saturday afternoon in its opening-round match of the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament at the MSU Tennis Complex. The victory moves the Hilltoppers on to the Round of 32 where they will face host, Midwestern State.

In doubles action, the duo of PATRICK CLYNES and ALEXANDRE BUENO teamed up to win quickly at number the number two position with an 8-4 win over Mesa’s Blake Demond and Cody Freischlag. After the Mavericks evened the match with a win at number three doubles, St. Edward’s responded with a win at the number one spot. PEDRO BRONSTRUP and FELIX BAKE turned an early deficit into a 9-7 win over Jordan Lyden and Spencer Weinberg.

Ahead 2-1, St. Edward’s needed only three singles victories to clinch the match. They would get wins from MAXIMO AGOGLIA, PATRICK CLYNES, and ADRIAN GARZA. Agoglia made quick work of Demond at the number four spot, 6-2, 6-1. Clynes, playing his best match of the season, took down the 30th-ranked player in Lyden, 6-1, 7-5. Garza clinched the match for the Hilltoppers with his straight-set win over Trevor Brown, 6-1, 6-1.

St. Edward’s will take on Midwestern State on Saturday at the MSU Tennis Complex. First-serve is set for 2 p.m. in the Round of 32 match. The two teams do have some history when it comes to regional tournament play. The Hilltoppers and Mustangs met in a Round of 32 matchup in 2007, in which St. Edward’s won.

St. Edward’s (Texas) vs Colorado Mesa
May 03, 2014 at Wichita Falls, Texas
(MSU Tennis Center)
#24 St. Edward’s (Texas) 5, #45 Colorado Mesa 1
Singles competition
1. PATRICK CLYNES (SEU) def. #30 Jordan Lyden (CMU) 6-1, 7-5
2. Spencer Weinberg (CMU) vs. FELIX BAKE (SEU) 7-6, 4-4, unfinished
3. Andres Garcia-Rojas (CMU) vs. PEDRO BRONSTRUP (SEU) 2-6, 4-1, unfinished
4. MAXIMO AGOGLIA (SEU) def. Blake Demond (CMU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Cody Freischlag (CMU) vs. ALEXANDRE BUENO (SEU) 6-4, 0-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. ADRIAN GARZA (SEU) def. Trevor Brown (CMU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. PEDRO BRONSTRUP/FELIX BAKE (SEU) def. Jordan Lyden/Spencer Weinberg (CMU) 9-7
2. PATRICK CLYNES/ALEXANDRE BUENO (SEU) def. Blake Demond/Cody Freischlag (CMU) 8-4
3. Trevor Brown/Andres Garcia-Rojas (CMU) def. MAXIMO AGOGLIA/ADRIAN GARZA (SEU) 8-6
Match Notes:
St. Edward’s (Texas) 15-7; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #3
Colorado Mesa 13-10; National ranking #45; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,6)

TexasCollegeTennis.com Final Reg Season Men’s Rankings

Here are the men’s final regular season rankings. Apologies for the problems on the women’s side. I have a small issue in getting this streamlined that I have not been able to put the time into fixing.

I will also probably not do my replication of the ITA rankings this year. I have several reasons why, but the main is time. I know there are several people who in recent years contact me for various answers, so please feel free to do so still.

RANK TEAM W L RATING
1 UCLA 20 3 1227.62
2 University of Southern California 26 3 1227.47
3 Baylor University 21 5 1227.4
4 University of Virginia 22 2 1227.35
5 University of Oklahoma 23 3 1227.2
6 Ohio State University 30 3 1220.74
7 University of Texas 20 5 1131.3
8 North Carolina 23 5 1122.11
9 University of Illinois 22 8 1096.54
10 Texas A&M University 24 6 1096.24
11 Duke University 18 6 1090.05
12 University of Notre Dame 18 9 1081.72
13 University of Kentucky 20 9 1081.72
14 University of Georgia 15 7 1081.62
15 University of Florida 15 9 1067.79
16 Columbia University 20 1 1064.76
17 California 15 7 1031.99
18 Stanford University 14 5 999.43
19 Boise State University 28 4 998.61
20 Clemson University 18 8 998.33
21 Vanderbilt University 16 10 986.56
22 University of Tennessee 16 10 985.98
23 Mississippi State University 18 10 985.4
24 University of South Florida 17 6 967.27
25 North Carolina State 15 9 967.05
26 University of Memphis 13 5 967.03
27 Harvard University 17 6 967.02
28 University of South Carolina 15 12 966.98
29 Northwestern University 21 10 966.9
30 University of Mississippi 15 13 966.75
31 University of San Diego 16 7 966.74
32 TCU 12 12 966.73
33 Penn State University 20 5 966.65
34 Florida State University 17 11 966.63
35 University of Alabama 14 15 966.63
36 University of Tulsa 15 12 966.63
37 University of Louisville 21 7 966.62
38 Oklahoma State University 20 7 966.59
39 Virginia Tech 13 11 966.58
40 Auburn University 13 13 966.52
41 University of Michigan 16 12 966.46
42 Wake Forest University 13 13 966.33
43 Texas Tech University 13 10 966.31
44 Pepperdine 17 13 966.22
45 Purdue University 15 7 965.24
46 Louisiana State University 14 14 955.59
47 Drake University 21 5 953.65
48 University of Miami (Florida) 12 10 942.84
49 University of Oregon 17 9 938.2
50 Dartmouth College 18 6 908.0
51 University of Arkansas 11 16 907.9
52 Virginia Commonwealth University 15 13 887.64
53 Michigan State University 12 14 885.92
54 University of Minnesota 11 13 885.48
55 University of Washington 11 13 866.75
56 University of Utah 15 9 865.0
57 Indiana University-Bloomington 13 17 854.27
58 UNC Wilmington 14 6 838.4
59 University of New Mexico 19 8 837.12
60 University of Nevada 17 5 829.98
61 Cornell University 13 8 829.37
62 George Washington University 6 5 829.25
63 Princeton University 13 11 829.03
64 Elon University 18 4 828.61
65 Santa Clara University 14 7 828.15
66 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 18 4 823.01
67 San Diego State University 12 12 821.46
68 University of Nebraska 10 15 817.4
69 East Tennessee State University 13 8 809.19
70 Wichita State University 12 9 785.17
71 St. John’s University 16 7 780.07
72 University of North Florida 13 8 776.31
73 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 19 9 776.21
74 Rice University 10 13 776.19
75 Tulane University 14 9 775.77
76 University of Arizona 12 15 775.7
77 University of Wisconsin 9 16 775.52
78 University of South Alabama 18 8 775.5
79 George Washington University 11 1 759.91
80 Fresno State 12 10 757.17
81 University of Denver 11 10 756.86
82 SMU 10 13 754.86
83 Furman University 16 9 752.09
84 University of the Pacific (California) 13 12 751.71
85 Univ. of San Francisco 14 14 751.51
86 Brigham Young University 10 15 751.48
87 University of Portland 13 9 751.46
88 Cal Poly 11 12 751.29
89 University of Hawaii 8 12 751.22
90 Loyola Marymount University 13 10 751.1
91 UC Santa Barbara 9 13 745.67
92 College of Charleston 16 6 740.64
93 Brown University 11 10 738.52
94 UNLV 11 11 737.97
95 Middle Tennessee State University 9 14 736.54
96 Marquette 14 8 735.97
97 Saint Mary’s College of California 6 13 733.87
98 UC Davis 11 11 733.31
99 UC Irvine 10 18 733.02
100 East Carolina University 14 7 727.39
101 College of William and Mary 18 9 727.36
102 UNC Greensboro 14 6 725.33
103 Yale University 11 10 725.22
104 Charlotte 11 7 719.29
105 Georgia State University 9 13 719.1
106 Winthrop University 14 8 718.98
107 Presbyterian College 19 7 718.93
108 UAB 11 10 718.88
109 University of Pennsylvania 5 14 698.43
110 University at Buffalo 12 7 698.27
111 Northern Illinois University 17 6 698.03
112 Binghamton University 15 10 697.99
113 University of Iowa 8 15 695.72
114 Florida Gulf Coast University 11 10 695.08
115 University of Southern Mississippi 12 11 679.31
116 Old Dominion University 12 10 678.96
117 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 15 7 673.11
118 DePaul University 8 14 665.35
119 Cleveland State University 14 8 665.22
120 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 7 16 664.99
121 Ball State University 9 11 664.88
122 Xavier University 13 10 664.68
123 Western Michigan University 9 11 664.45
124 Illinois State University 8 13 664.38
125 Campbell University 12 9 653.14
126 Stetson University 9 9 649.7
127 Coastal Carolina University 13 10 649.16
128 U.S. Air Force Academy 9 12 643.88
129 Abilene Christian University 8 7 640.1
130 Nicholls State University 7 11 639.85
131 Lamar University 11 13 639.63
132 Univ. of Incarnate Word 6 6 639.59
133 Marist College 7 4 639.28
134 NJIT 11 4 639.2
135 New Mexico State University 8 10 637.91
136 Utah State University 8 16 637.81
137 University of Idaho 10 13 637.46
138 South Carolina State 8 7 637.39
139 Duquesne University 14 6 637.35
140 Valparaiso University 13 9 635.98
141 Butler University 8 8 635.8
142 University of South Carolina-Upstate 8 13 633.62
143 University of Texas at Arlington 5 12 631.67
144 U.S. Military Academy 8 5 630.97
145 Florida Atlantic University 8 10 629.54
146 Stony Brook University 11 7 627.47
147 IPFW 14 9 625.36
148 Montana 4 7 610.55
149 University of Toledo 7 17 603.7
150 Troy University 6 16 598.52
151 Jacksonville State University 16 7 598.41
152 Liberty University 8 10 594.54
153 Gardner-Webb University 4 11 594.48
154 Appalachian State University 10 12 594.29
155 Radford University 5 13 594.02
156 Samford University 8 11 593.83
157 Wofford 7 13 593.57
158 Bryant University 14 9 584.19
159 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 11 10 582.78
160 Norfolk State University 10 7 577.09
161 James Madison University 8 12 576.71
162 University of Richmond 11 14 576.69
163 Georgetown University 7 12 576.3
164 University of New Orleans 6 9 575.45
165 Weber State 5 9 573.21
166 Northern Arizona University 9 8 573.2
167 Gonzaga University 5 13 571.59
168 U.S. Naval Academy 17 9 565.73
169 Monmouth University 14 6 565.66
170 Lehigh University 10 6 565.6
171 Saint Joseph’s University 10 6 565.4
172 Boston College 4 16 560.83
173 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 9 11 559.55
174 South Dakota State 11 8 559.37
175 Temple University 7 11 557.19
176 Sacramento State 7 15 552.58
177 Montana State University-Bozeman 4 6 552.25
178 Mercer University 7 17 546.88
179 Austin Peay State University 7 5 545.21
180 Kennesaw State University 7 11 540.11
181 Georgia Southern University 5 16 539.98
182 Davidson College 4 17 539.11
183 Florida A&M University 5 13 539.03
184 George Mason University 10 9 538.89
185 Belmont University 9 9 535.02
186 Seattle University 5 13 534.82
187 Bethune-Cookman University 4 12 534.68
188 Wright State University 9 14 534.67
189 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 10 10 534.53
190 University of Detroit Mercy 3 13 534.53
191 Morehead State University 5 9 534.38
192 Eastern Kentucky University 6 11 534.24
193 Youngstown State University 5 17 531.75
194 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 4 11 531.64
195 Eastern Illinois University 7 10 528.22
196 Alcorn State University 7 10 524.47
197 University of Texas-Pan American 4 15 516.42
198 Drexel University 7 8 501.82
199 Niagara University 4 9 501.65
200 Fairfield University 8 8 501.23
201 Univ. of Dayton 8 11 485.81
202 Hofstra University 5 7 474.73
203 Jackson State University 7 18 467.69
204 Bradley University 3 19 462.59
205 Tennessee Tech University 5 12 457.93
206 Chattanooga 4 14 457.89
207 Colgate University 6 7 455.16
208 Boston University 4 9 453.19
209 Idaho State University 1 5 452.95
210 Univ. of Northern Colorado 3 8 452.92
211 UC Riverside 1 17 435.65
212 UMKC 3 12 434.11
213 Alabama State University 4 10 434.08
214 Prairie View A&M University 5 11 433.89
215 Oral Roberts University 4 12 433.88
216 University of Connecticut 4 11 433.59
217 Quinnipiac University 6 11 433.57
218 Creighton University 3 8 433.57
219 Eastern Washington University 1 10 433.43
220 St. Bonaventure University 5 17 430.6
221 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 2 6 430.46
222 Lipscomb University 1 13 428.4
223 UNC Asheville 1 12 423.81
224 Saint Louis University 5 10 413.8
225 Fordham University 2 12 413.66
226 University of Delaware 4 10 408.23
227 Villanova University 2 14 408.22
228 Portland State University 1 9 407.24
229 North Carolina Central University 2 11 374.96
230 Western Kentucky University 0 2 343.97
231 Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 8 341.51
232 Bucknell University 3 16 334.3
233 IUPUI 2 18 321.77
234 Longwood University 1 15 314.09
235 Coppin State College 0 5 312.51
236 Sacred Heart University 1 8 309.06
237 Morgan State University 1 11 306.66
238 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 4 305.3
239 Robert Morris University 0 5 305.02
240 Lafayette College 0 4 300.85
241 Murray State University 1 14 300.74
242 Rider University 0 5 300.47
243 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 3 299.19
244 St. Francis College (New York) 0 6 289.78
245 La Salle University 0 6 287.8
246 University of Hartford 0 7 284.64
247 Alabama A&M University 0 8 277.56
248 Western Illinois University 1 15 274.89
249 Hampton University 0 8 273.51
250 Howard University 0 10 263.54
251 Siena College 0 7 261.28
252 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 13 236.01
253 Tennessee State University 0 11 233.87
254 The Citadel 0 26 233.01
255 Chicago State University 0 17 208.32

TexasCollegeTennis.com Men’s Rankings 4-21-14

USC takes the top spot in the latest TexasCollegeTennis.com Rankings. Peter Smith’s Trojans are riding high on a 16-match win streak, having dispatched of cross-town rival UCLA this past weekend to clinch their 325th Pac-10 title (I’m just wondering if anybody reads this)…

In other news, I will be cracking down on SIDs who use the terms rout and dominate in 4-3 and 5-2 wins later this week…

In even more shocking news, I believe all of the bugs (I am liar, most of them) have been worked out in calculating women’s rankings again and I hope to get some posted in the next 24-48 hours.

RANK TEAM W L RATING
1 University of Southern California 25 2 1202.87
2 University of Oklahoma 21 2 1202.53
3 UCLA 18 3 1202.52
4 Baylor University 19 5 1193.74
5 Ohio State University 27 3 1193.68
6 University of Virginia 19 2 1193.68
7 University of Texas 20 4 1120.96
8 North Carolina 21 4 1093.86
9 University of Illinois 19 7 1082.18
10 Texas A&M University 24 6 1081.94
11 Duke University 17 5 1076.14
12 University of Notre Dame 16 8 1069.2
13 University of Georgia 15 7 1069.18
14 University of Kentucky 20 9 1069.17
15 Columbia University 20 1 1059.48
16 University of Florida 14 9 1049.23
17 Stanford University 14 4 1036.04
18 California 14 6 1036.04
19 Boise State University 25 4 982.9
20 Clemson University 17 7 982.74
21 University of Tennessee 16 10 974.88
22 Vanderbilt University 16 10 974.73
23 Mississippi State University 18 10 974.31
24 Penn State University 20 4 956.93
25 North Carolina State 15 8 955.67
26 University of South Florida 15 6 955.53
27 University of South Carolina 15 12 955.51
28 University of Memphis 13 5 955.46
29 Harvard University 16 6 955.45
30 University of Mississippi 15 13 955.29
31 Northwestern University 19 9 955.23
32 Wake Forest University 13 12 955.2
33 Virginia Tech 12 10 955.16
34 University of Tulsa 15 12 955.13
35 Oklahoma State University 19 6 955.12
36 TCU 12 11 955.12
37 University of Louisville 21 6 955.11
38 Florida State University 16 10 955.11
39 University of Alabama 14 15 955.08
40 Texas Tech University 13 9 954.98
41 University of San Diego 14 7 954.97
42 Auburn University 13 13 954.94
43 University of Michigan 14 11 954.8
44 Purdue University 15 6 954.76
45 Pepperdine 16 12 954.72
46 Louisiana State University 14 13 949.12
47 University of Miami (Florida) 12 9 939.8
48 Drake University 19 5 937.17
49 University of Arkansas 11 16 903.56
50 Dartmouth College 18 5 903.48
51 University of Minnesota 11 12 891.81
52 University of Oregon 15 8 883.71
53 Virginia Commonwealth University 13 13 877.76
54 Michigan State University 11 13 874.03
55 University of Washington 11 12 861.05
56 University of Utah 14 8 844.55
57 UNC Wilmington 14 6 833.38
58 Princeton University 13 11 824.36
59 Cornell University 13 8 824.3
60 George Washington University 6 5 824.28
61 Elon University 18 4 823.49
62 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 18 4 810.42
63 University of Nebraska 10 14 807.31
64 Indiana University-Bloomington 12 16 806.98
65 University of Nevada 16 4 806.29
66 University of New Mexico 17 7 806.13
67 Santa Clara University 12 6 799.77
68 San Diego State University 11 11 799.5
69 East Tennessee State University 12 8 797.21
70 Wichita State University 12 8 772.79
71 University of North Florida 13 8 761.87
72 St. John’s University 13 7 760.18
73 Rice University 10 13 759.84
74 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 16 9 759.84
75 Tulane University 14 9 759.78
76 University of South Alabama 17 8 759.63
77 University of Wisconsin 9 14 759.54
78 University of Arizona 12 14 759.44
79 George Washington University 11 1 756.79
80 Furman University 16 9 747.18
81 Fresno State 12 9 741.85
82 SMU 10 13 740.16
83 University of Denver 9 10 736.62
84 Yale University 11 9 734.39
85 College of Charleston 15 6 733.03
86 Brigham Young University 10 14 732.75
87 University of Portland 12 8 732.64
88 Univ. of San Francisco 13 13 732.63
89 University of the Pacific (California) 11 11 732.6
90 Loyola Marymount University 13 9 732.27
91 Cal Poly 9 12 732.25
92 University of Hawaii 7 11 732.23
93 UC Santa Barbara 8 12 731.97
94 Middle Tennessee State University 9 14 727.43
95 UNLV 11 10 726.12
96 Marquette 14 8 725.77
97 East Carolina University 14 7 725.44
98 College of William and Mary 18 9 724.77
99 UNC Greensboro 14 6 722.08
100 Saint Mary’s College of California 6 12 718.39
101 UC Davis 10 10 716.94
102 UC Irvine 10 17 716.8
103 Brown University 10 10 713.83
104 Charlotte 11 7 712.84
105 Georgia State University 9 12 712.52
106 Presbyterian College 19 7 712.49
107 Winthrop University 13 8 712.45
108 UAB 11 10 712.32
109 Old Dominion University 12 9 711.27
110 Northern Illinois University 17 5 699.01
111 University at Buffalo 11 6 698.69
112 University of Iowa 8 14 693.78
113 University of Pennsylvania 5 14 691.57
114 Binghamton University 14 10 691.23
115 Florida Gulf Coast University 10 10 681.18
116 NJIT 11 3 668.03
117 Campbell University 12 8 654.15
118 Marist College 8 4 648.79
119 University of Southern Mississippi 11 11 648.23
120 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 13 7 647.74
121 DePaul University 8 13 647.73
122 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 7 16 647.27
123 Xavier University 12 9 647.11
124 Cleveland State University 13 7 646.99
125 Coastal Carolina University 13 10 646.91
126 Western Michigan University 9 11 646.83
127 Illinois State University 7 12 646.76
128 Stetson University 9 8 646.22
129 Ball State University 7 11 642.7
130 U.S. Air Force Academy 9 11 636.71
131 New Mexico State University 8 9 630.86
132 Abilene Christian University 7 7 630.44
133 South Carolina State 8 7 630.38
134 Nicholls State University 7 11 630.25
135 University of South Carolina-Upstate 8 13 630.06
136 Univ. of Incarnate Word 6 6 630.01
137 Lamar University 11 12 629.93
138 U.S. Military Academy 8 5 629.13
139 Florida Atlantic University 8 10 627.65
140 Duquesne University 12 5 623.66
141 Butler University 8 7 623.59
142 Valparaiso University 11 8 623.54
143 IPFW 14 8 623.24
144 Utah State University 8 15 623.04
145 University of Texas at Arlington 5 12 619.61
146 University of Toledo 7 16 603.92
147 Stony Brook University 9 6 603.76
148 University of Idaho 8 13 595.57
149 Montana 4 7 595.23
150 Liberty University 8 10 594.11
151 Gardner-Webb University 4 11 593.95
152 Radford University 5 13 593.73
153 Appalachian State University 10 12 591.39
154 Troy University 6 16 591.12
155 Jacksonville State University 15 7 591.02
156 Samford University 8 11 590.98
157 Wofford 7 13 590.88
158 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 11 9 584.79
159 Bryant University 14 9 583.18
160 Norfolk State University 10 7 575.14
161 James Madison University 8 12 574.95
162 University of Richmond 11 14 574.7
163 Georgetown University 7 12 574.35
164 University of New Orleans 6 7 571.32
165 Northern Arizona University 9 8 566.33
166 Gonzaga University 5 12 566.13
167 Weber State 4 9 561.43
168 Montana State University-Bozeman 4 5 560.91
169 Seattle University 5 12 560.65
170 Monmouth University 13 6 559.49
171 Lehigh University 10 6 559.49
172 U.S. Naval Academy 15 9 559.49
173 Saint Joseph’s University 9 5 559.45
174 Boston College 4 14 557.23
175 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 9 10 556.23
176 South Dakota State 11 8 556.17
177 Mercer University 7 16 547.22
178 Temple University 6 11 546.63
179 Sacramento State 6 14 545.58
180 Wright State University 9 12 541.22
181 Kennesaw State University 7 11 540.58
182 Georgia Southern University 5 16 539.48
183 Bethune-Cookman University 4 12 538.87
184 Belmont University 9 8 538.72
185 Austin Peay State University 6 5 538.36
186 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 10 10 537.88
187 Morehead State University 5 9 537.72
188 Eastern Kentucky University 6 11 537.53
189 Davidson College 4 17 537.01
190 George Mason University 10 9 536.88
191 Florida A&M University 5 13 535.65
192 Eastern Illinois University 7 9 535.6
193 University of Detroit Mercy 3 13 535.36
194 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 4 9 528.37
195 Alcorn State University 7 10 521.09
196 Drexel University 8 8 513.29
197 Niagara University 4 8 508.02
198 Fairfield University 8 7 507.68
199 Univ. of Dayton 8 11 492.05
200 Youngstown State University 4 16 491.96
201 Hofstra University 5 7 467.8
202 Bradley University 3 18 464.46
203 Jackson State University 7 18 461.21
204 St. Bonaventure University 5 16 460.59
205 Colgate University 6 7 460.53
206 Tennessee Tech University 5 12 457.47
207 Chattanooga 4 14 457.41
208 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 2 6 453.26
209 Idaho State University 1 5 450.78
210 Univ. of Northern Colorado 3 8 450.65
211 University of Texas-Pan American 3 14 441.83
212 Boston University 3 8 439.74
213 UC Riverside 1 16 435.78
214 UMKC 3 12 431.87
215 Eastern Washington University 1 10 431.15
216 Quinnipiac University 6 11 429.91
217 Creighton University 3 8 429.86
218 University of Connecticut 4 11 429.73
219 Lipscomb University 1 13 428.1
220 UNC Asheville 1 12 422.98
221 Alabama State University 4 10 422.88
222 Oral Roberts University 4 13 422.82
223 Prairie View A&M University 4 11 422.71
224 Villanova University 2 13 409.01
225 University of Delaware 4 9 408.96
226 Portland State University 1 9 405.44
227 Saint Louis University 5 10 403.76
228 North Carolina Central University 2 11 374.69
229 Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 8 344.01
230 Western Kentucky University 0 2 343.83
231 Lafayette College 0 3 328.52
232 IUPUI 2 17 319.84
233 Fordham University 1 11 319.72
234 Bucknell University 2 13 316.11
235 Longwood University 1 15 314.55
236 Coppin State College 0 5 311.94
237 Sacred Heart University 1 8 309.87
238 Morgan State University 1 11 307.91
239 Robert Morris University 0 5 303.43
240 Murray State University 1 14 300.78
241 La Salle University 0 5 300.14
242 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 4 299.05
243 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 3 295.21
244 Rider University 0 6 290.57
245 St. Francis College (New York) 0 6 289.38
246 University of Hartford 0 7 283.33
247 Alabama A&M University 0 8 275.51
248 Western Illinois University 1 15 273.84
249 Hampton University 0 8 273.54
250 Howard University 0 10 264.69
251 Siena College 0 7 260.7
252 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 12 244.37
253 Tennessee State University 0 11 233.73
254 The Citadel 0 26 232.53
255 Chicago State University 0 17 207.97

TexasCollegeTennis.com Men’s Rankings 4/14/14

Not a whole lot of change in the rankings this week.

RANK TEAM W L RATING
1 University of Southern California 24 2 1187.14
2 UCLA 18 2 1187.1
3 University of Oklahoma 20 2 1187.08
4 University of Virginia 18 2 1179.26
5 Ohio State University 25 3 1179.17
6 Baylor University 18 5 1179.11
7 University of Texas 19 3 1119.12
8 North Carolina 21 3 1115.52
9 California 14 5 1066.03
10 University of Georgia 15 6 1060.47
11 University of Illinois 18 7 1058.57
12 Texas A&M University 21 6 1058.4
13 Duke University 15 5 1049.3
14 University of Kentucky 19 8 1049.0
15 University of Notre Dame 16 8 1048.7
16 Columbia University 18 1 1036.8
17 University of Florida 13 8 1033.07
18 University of Tennessee 16 9 977.56
19 Mississippi State University 18 9 977.14
20 Stanford University 12 4 971.1
21 Boise State University 23 4 966.81
22 Clemson University 17 7 966.54
23 Purdue University 15 4 938.57
24 University of Memphis 12 4 938.06
25 Penn State University 18 4 938.01
26 Vanderbilt University 14 9 937.96
27 Wake Forest University 13 10 937.77
28 University of South Florida 14 6 937.74
29 Texas Tech University 13 7 937.67
30 Virginia Tech 12 9 937.57
31 Oklahoma State University 19 5 937.56
32 North Carolina State 14 8 937.55
33 University of Louisville 20 6 937.54
34 University of Alabama 14 14 937.5
35 Northwestern University 17 9 937.5
36 University of South Carolina 14 11 937.5
37 Harvard University 13 6 937.44
38 Florida State University 15 10 937.34
39 Auburn University 13 12 937.28
40 University of Miami (Florida) 12 8 937.27
41 University of Tulsa 12 12 926.84
42 TCU 11 11 926.83
43 University of San Diego 11 7 926.77
44 Pepperdine 16 11 926.61
45 University of Mississippi 14 12 924.6
46 Drake University 18 5 921.9
47 University of Michigan 12 11 910.75
48 Dartmouth College 16 5 895.65
49 Virginia Commonwealth University 13 12 895.28
50 University of Oregon 15 7 894.94
51 University of Arkansas 11 15 894.8
52 Louisiana State University 12 13 894.64
53 University of Minnesota 11 10 875.79
54 University of Utah 14 7 853.45
55 Cornell University 12 7 849.98
56 University of Washington 10 12 826.25
57 UNC Wilmington 12 6 806.9
58 Elon University 15 4 794.45
59 Indiana University-Bloomington 12 14 792.46
60 University of New Mexico 17 7 786.07
61 Michigan State University 9 13 779.86
62 University of Nebraska 10 12 779.79
63 East Tennessee State University 11 8 774.16
64 Princeton University 12 10 767.88
65 Santa Clara University 10 6 767.37
66 Wichita State University 12 7 765.87
67 University of Nevada 13 4 765.02
68 San Diego State University 9 11 759.92
69 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 16 4 758.53
70 George Washington University 5 5 758.52
71 University of North Florida 12 7 741.37
72 St. John’s University 13 7 738.45
73 Rice University 9 12 736.66
74 University of South Alabama 17 7 736.58
75 Tulane University 12 8 736.53
76 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15 9 736.49
77 University of Wisconsin 9 13 736.3
78 University at Buffalo 11 4 735.09
79 Brown University 10 8 735.05
80 George Washington University 9 1 731.23
81 University of Portland 12 6 729.19
82 SMU 10 12 729.06
83 Yale University 11 7 723.8
84 College of William and Mary 17 8 720.61
85 University of Denver 8 10 719.85
86 Middle Tennessee State University 9 13 719.72
87 Furman University 14 8 716.67
88 Fresno State 11 8 712.86
89 University of Arizona 11 14 712.39
90 College of Charleston 14 5 708.41
91 East Carolina University 13 6 708.2
92 UNC Greensboro 13 5 708.08
93 Charlotte 10 6 708.05
94 University of the Pacific (California) 11 10 708.02
95 Univ. of San Francisco 10 12 707.79
96 UAB 11 8 707.75
97 Cal Poly 8 11 707.75
98 Presbyterian College 18 6 707.74
99 University of Hawaii 5 10 707.7
100 Loyola Marymount University 12 9 707.51
101 UC Santa Barbara 8 11 707.48
102 Saint Mary’s College of California 6 9 706.9
103 Brigham Young University 8 14 706.58
104 UNLV 10 9 705.09
105 Winthrop University 11 8 704.43
106 UC Irvine 9 14 704.14
107 UC Davis 10 10 704.04
108 Georgia State University 9 12 703.86
109 Old Dominion University 12 9 700.35
110 Marquette 12 8 694.89
111 Binghamton University 12 9 690.59
112 Florida Gulf Coast University 10 9 681.18
113 Northern Illinois University 16 5 665.97
114 University of Iowa 8 12 665.89
115 University of Pennsylvania 4 11 652.85
116 Illinois State University 7 11 652.48
117 University of Southern Mississippi 11 10 630.92
118 NJIT 9 3 627.17
119 U.S. Air Force Academy 9 9 624.44
120 Stetson University 8 8 620.67
121 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 11 7 620.61
122 Marist College 7 4 620.59
123 DePaul University 8 13 620.56
124 Florida Atlantic University 8 9 620.31
125 Xavier University 12 9 619.8
126 Cleveland State University 11 7 619.66
127 Western Michigan University 8 11 619.53
128 Coastal Carolina University 12 9 617.88
129 Campbell University 10 8 617.77
130 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 6 16 614.42
131 Abilene Christian University 6 6 614.13
132 New Mexico State University 8 9 613.87
133 Nicholls State University 7 11 613.78
134 Lamar University 11 12 613.67
135 University of South Carolina-Upstate 8 12 613.62
136 Utah State University 8 13 613.61
137 Univ. of Incarnate Word 6 6 613.6
138 U.S. Military Academy 7 4 610.47
139 South Carolina State 7 7 609.52
140 Duquesne University 12 5 609.36
141 Butler University 7 6 603.51
142 Valparaiso University 9 7 603.35
143 IPFW 13 7 592.77
144 Ball State University 6 11 592.74
145 Montana 3 6 592.57
146 University of Toledo 7 15 592.53
147 University of Texas at Arlington 4 11 591.41
148 Troy University 6 15 586.15
149 Samford University 8 9 586.1
150 Jacksonville State University 9 6 585.99
151 Liberty University 8 9 585.37
152 Gardner-Webb University 4 10 585.24
153 Radford University 5 12 585.07
154 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 11 9 571.34
155 Wofford 6 12 569.49
156 Bryant University 11 9 564.26
157 Appalachian State University 8 11 563.91
158 University of New Orleans 6 7 561.64
159 Norfolk State University 8 6 559.62
160 James Madison University 8 11 559.39
161 University of Idaho 7 13 559.31
162 University of Richmond 10 13 559.12
163 Northern Arizona University 9 8 559.08
164 Gonzaga University 5 10 559.0
165 Georgetown University 6 12 558.78
166 Stony Brook University 6 5 556.21
167 Weber State 4 9 553.22
168 Monmouth University 12 5 548.82
169 Saint Joseph’s University 9 5 548.58
170 U.S. Naval Academy 14 8 548.51
171 Boston College 4 14 548.32
172 Montana State University-Bozeman 3 5 547.0
173 Seattle University 5 12 546.85
174 Sacramento State 6 13 538.66
175 Mercer University 7 16 537.28
176 George Mason University 10 8 533.51
177 Wright State University 9 11 531.69
178 University of Detroit Mercy 3 11 531.36
179 Georgia Southern University 5 15 531.04
180 Davidson College 4 17 530.78
181 Kennesaw State University 7 11 528.88
182 Florida A&M University 5 12 528.51
183 South Dakota State 10 8 524.88
184 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 8 10 524.8
185 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 9 8 523.82
186 Bethune-Cookman University 4 11 518.62
187 Belmont University 8 8 518.41
188 Austin Peay State University 5 5 518.1
189 Alcorn State University 7 10 517.77
190 Eastern Kentucky University 6 11 517.7
191 Niagara University 4 7 512.12
192 Fairfield University 8 7 511.91
193 Morehead State University 4 7 508.77
194 Eastern Illinois University 7 9 508.49
195 Youngstown State University 4 14 503.72
196 Temple University 6 10 499.93
197 Lehigh University 3 4 490.32
198 Drexel University 8 8 490.2
199 Hofstra University 5 5 474.49
200 Univ. of Northern Colorado 3 5 464.34
201 Idaho State University 1 5 464.29
202 Univ. of Dayton 6 10 458.49
203 Tennessee Tech University 5 12 451.69
204 Chattanooga 4 13 451.61
205 St. Bonaventure University 5 16 450.35
206 Colgate University 5 6 450.24
207 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 2 5 449.97
208 Jackson State University 5 18 443.07
209 Boston University 3 8 438.96
210 UC Riverside 1 14 437.71
211 University of Texas-Pan American 3 14 434.77
212 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 2 8 431.99
213 Bradley University 3 18 431.88
214 UMKC 3 12 427.04
215 Creighton University 3 6 426.95
216 Quinnipiac University 5 9 426.79
217 University of Connecticut 4 11 426.75
218 Eastern Washington University 1 10 426.57
219 Oral Roberts University 4 12 424.15
220 UNC Asheville 1 11 423.59
221 Alabama State University 4 10 420.45
222 Prairie View A&M University 4 11 420.23
223 Lipscomb University 1 13 419.85
224 Villanova University 2 10 413.3
225 University of Delaware 4 9 413.25
226 Saint Louis University 5 9 403.19
227 Portland State University 1 9 402.82
228 North Carolina Central University 2 11 371.01
229 Western Kentucky University 0 1 361.01
230 Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 7 346.55
231 Lafayette College 0 2 346.24
232 Sacred Heart University 1 6 327.32
233 Coppin State College 0 4 321.75
234 Fordham University 1 11 320.4
235 Bucknell University 2 12 319.46
236 IUPUI 2 17 310.94
237 Longwood University 1 15 310.13
238 Murray State University 1 13 307.98
239 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 3 305.22
240 Morgan State University 1 11 305.08
241 Robert Morris University 0 5 301.05
242 La Salle University 0 5 297.93
243 University of Hartford 0 5 297.6
244 St. Francis College (New York) 0 5 297.49
245 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 3 296.99
246 Rider University 0 6 288.87
247 Alabama A&M University 0 8 273.51
248 Hampton University 0 8 271.34
249 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 10 262.77
250 Howard University 0 10 262.48
251 Siena College 0 7 260.22
252 Tennessee State University 0 9 245.13
253 The Citadel 0 24 237.5
254 Western Illinois University 0 14 232.83
255 Chicago State University

TexasCollegeTennis.com National Men’s Rankings 4-7-14

Another week, another top-ranked team.

The top-6 are still bunched up at the top, with Texas and North Carolina in a group back then a strong group of nine teams hanging on for those top-16 seeds.

I think the interesting question is, how good is Columbia? With a floury of late ranked wins, this is a team that will sniff that area of the rankings but probably not get enough ranked wins to get a home seed.

I am guessing they’ll get shipped to UVA or Notre Dame for the first rounds. Maybe to Columbus.

RANK TEAM W L RATING
1 University of Southern California 22 2 1174.16
2 UCLA 16 2 1174.12
3 University of Oklahoma 18 2 1174.11
4 Ohio State University 23 2 1173.81
5 University of Virginia 16 2 1173.79
6 Baylor University 16 4 1173.69
7 University of Texas 19 3 1106.3
8 North Carolina 20 3 1094.77
9 University of Illinois 16 7 1057.9
10 Texas A&M University 20 5 1057.71
11 University of Georgia 13 6 1050.07
12 California 12 5 1033.24
13 Columbia University 16 1 1015.84
14 Duke University 14 5 1014.23
15 University of Notre Dame 13 8 1013.6
16 University of Florida 12 7 1013.58
17 University of Kentucky 15 7 1013.51
18 Penn State University 18 2 1001.83
19 Mississippi State University 18 8 946.76
20 University of Tennessee 14 9 943.16
21 Clemson University 17 5 942.67
22 Oklahoma State University 19 3 938.57
23 Wake Forest University 13 8 937.94
24 Stanford University 9 4 929.99
25 Boise State University 20 4 929.89
26 University of Oregon 15 4 908.24
27 University of South Florida 13 5 908.17
28 Florida State University 14 9 906.56
29 University of Memphis 11 4 905.27
30 University of South Carolina 12 10 905.27
31 Vanderbilt University 13 8 905.24
32 Texas Tech University 12 6 905.22
33 University of Alabama 11 12 905.18
34 Virginia Tech 10 8 905.15
35 Auburn University 13 10 905.1
36 Harvard University 12 6 905.06
37 University of Louisville 16 6 905.02
38 North Carolina State 13 7 905.01
39 University of Tulsa 10 11 904.86
40 Purdue University 13 3 904.81
41 TCU 9 10 904.81
42 Northwestern University 15 9 904.81
43 Drake University 16 5 904.79
44 University of Miami (Florida) 11 7 904.75
45 University of San Diego 9 7 904.74
46 Pepperdine 14 11 904.54
47 University of Michigan 11 10 902.15
48 Louisiana State University 11 12 883.79
49 University of Mississippi 8 12 883.48
50 Virginia Commonwealth University 13 11 867.56
51 Dartmouth College 14 5 865.52
52 University of Utah 14 5 834.67
53 University of Arkansas 10 15 828.04
54 Cornell University 10 7 809.95
55 University of Washington 10 10 803.28
56 University of Minnesota 9 10 802.84
57 Elon University 14 3 800.67
58 UNC Wilmington 11 6 800.67
59 Princeton University 12 8 758.68
60 East Tennessee State University 9 8 752.33
61 Wichita State University 11 7 747.34
62 University of New Mexico 15 7 744.88
63 Michigan State University 8 12 744.58
64 University of Nebraska 9 10 744.26
65 Indiana University-Bloomington 11 13 741.76
66 George Washington University 5 5 737.92
67 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 14 4 737.73
68 Santa Clara University 9 5 731.48
69 University of Nevada 11 3 731.37
70 San Diego State University 9 9 731.34
71 University of Wisconsin 9 11 727.31
72 University of North Florida 11 7 724.47
73 Brown University 10 6 721.81
74 University at Buffalo 11 4 721.79
75 St. John’s University 11 7 709.51
76 University of South Alabama 15 7 709.15
77 Yale University 11 5 709.09
78 Tulane University 12 6 709.06
79 Rice University 8 11 709.05
80 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 12 9 708.89
81 SMU 9 10 708.72
82 University of Portland 11 5 704.38
83 Loyola Marymount University 12 7 704.1
84 University of Denver 6 10 696.28
85 Middle Tennessee State University 8 12 696.21
86 College of Charleston 13 5 695.98
87 Old Dominion University 12 7 695.79
88 Furman University 12 8 686.76
89 Presbyterian College 17 5 685.25
90 Georgia State University 8 12 679.27
91 UAB 10 7 679.1
92 Fresno State 9 8 677.82
93 University of Arizona 11 12 677.32
94 George Washington University 7 1 676.71
95 University of the Pacific (California) 10 9 671.65
96 University of Hawaii 5 10 671.55
97 Brigham Young University 8 13 671.46
98 Cal Poly 7 10 671.43
99 UNLV 10 8 671.39
100 UC Santa Barbara 7 11 671.11
101 Univ. of San Francisco 8 12 671.09
102 UC Irvine 8 13 671.07
103 UC Davis 10 8 671.02
104 Marquette 11 8 670.93
105 College of William and Mary 15 8 670.56
106 Saint Mary’s College of California 5 8 670.48
107 UNC Greensboro 12 5 662.48
108 Winthrop University 9 7 662.47
109 Charlotte 9 5 662.2
110 Binghamton University 11 8 661.43
111 East Carolina University 11 6 661.32
112 Florida Gulf Coast University 9 9 651.14
113 University of Iowa 8 9 649.91
114 Northern Illinois University 14 5 649.85
115 University of Pennsylvania 4 10 636.97
116 Illinois State University 6 10 636.69
117 Lamar University 11 8 630.3
118 University of Southern Mississippi 10 9 629.84
119 Utah State University 7 8 613.57
120 DePaul University 8 12 611.47
121 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 6 14 611.34
122 Cleveland State University 11 6 611.19
123 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 9 7 611.04
124 Western Michigan University 8 10 611.01
125 New Mexico State University 8 9 610.75
126 Xavier University 11 9 610.59
127 Stetson University 8 7 608.29
128 Coastal Carolina University 10 7 601.75
129 Nicholls State University 6 7 598.73
130 Florida Atlantic University 7 9 597.23
131 Campbell University 5 5 590.98
132 U.S. Air Force Academy 8 8 586.8
133 University of Texas at Arlington 4 10 585.71
134 University of South Carolina-Upstate 6 12 583.4
135 South Carolina State 6 6 582.13
136 Duquesne University 11 5 581.94
137 Valparaiso University 8 6 581.69
138 Butler University 6 5 581.61
139 NJIT 7 3 577.13
140 Troy University 6 14 571.6
141 IPFW 11 6 570.23
142 Ball State University 5 10 570.17
143 Gardner-Webb University 4 8 567.88
144 Samford University 7 9 567.44
145 Jacksonville State University 7 6 567.31
146 Wofford 6 10 567.14
147 Wright State University 9 9 564.26
148 Univ. of Incarnate Word 5 4 561.21
149 Fairfield University 7 3 560.27
150 U.S. Military Academy 5 4 560.19
151 Marist College 4 4 550.62
152 University of Idaho 7 11 549.67
153 Abilene Christian University 3 6 544.33
154 Stony Brook University 5 4 543.41
155 University of Toledo 6 14 540.31
156 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 9 8 539.58
157 Bryant University 10 9 539.05
158 Georgetown University 6 9 533.98
159 Weber State 4 8 531.7
160 Northern Arizona University 7 8 531.39
161 Gonzaga University 5 9 531.38
162 Montana 2 6 531.11
163 University of Detroit Mercy 3 10 531.08
164 Radford University 3 11 529.78
165 Montana State University-Bozeman 3 5 529.69
166 Mercer University 7 14 528.11
167 Kennesaw State University 7 9 524.61
168 Seattle University 4 12 522.63
169 Appalachian State University 7 10 522.3
170 University of Richmond 9 12 522.28
171 Liberty University 6 9 522.24
172 Norfolk State University 6 6 522.11
173 Florida A&M University 5 11 520.84
174 Saint Joseph’s University 4 4 519.44
175 Monmouth University 8 5 519.19
176 U.S. Naval Academy 14 8 519.18
177 Boston College 4 12 518.91
178 Sacramento State 6 12 518.38
179 James Madison University 7 10 517.85
180 South Dakota State 9 7 517.38
181 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 7 9 517.32
182 Georgia Southern University 4 14 509.81
183 Bethune-Cookman University 4 10 507.3
184 Austin Peay State University 4 3 507.19
185 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 8 8 507.07
186 Belmont University 6 7 507.03
187 Morehead State University 3 5 506.85
188 University of New Orleans 4 5 506.72
189 Eastern Kentucky University 4 9 506.68
190 Eastern Illinois University 6 7 506.59
191 Youngstown State University 4 11 503.68
192 Alcorn State University 7 8 503.61
193 Davidson College 4 15 491.47
194 Temple University 6 10 485.77
195 George Mason University 7 6 485.0
196 Lehigh University 3 4 472.34
197 Creighton University 3 4 472.33
198 Drexel University 7 7 467.7
199 Quinnipiac University 5 7 457.61
200 Idaho State University 1 5 451.47
201 Univ. of Northern Colorado 3 5 451.44
202 UMKC 3 12 435.37
203 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 2 7 435.3
204 University of Texas-Pan American 3 13 435.22
205 Bradley University 3 16 434.98
206 Jackson State University 5 18 434.92
207 Eastern Washington University 1 9 434.8
208 UC Riverside 1 14 426.09
209 Niagara University 1 6 413.0
210 Colgate University 4 5 412.93
211 Boston University 3 8 412.89
212 University of Connecticut 4 11 412.87
213 Oral Roberts University 3 10 409.96
214 Chattanooga 4 12 409.38
215 Hofstra University 1 4 407.89
216 Villanova University 2 9 407.48
217 University of Delaware 4 8 407.45
218 Univ. of Dayton 3 9 402.85
219 Saint Louis University 5 8 402.6
220 St. Bonaventure University 1 11 401.69
221 Tennessee Tech University 2 8 396.44
222 Lipscomb University 1 12 396.36
223 Alabama State University 2 10 395.93
224 Prairie View A&M University 4 11 395.74
225 North Carolina Central University 2 11 362.19
226 Western Kentucky University 0 1 360.35
227 Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 7 350.19
228 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 1 5 342.17
229 Lafayette College 0 2 342.1
230 Sacred Heart University 1 4 338.82
231 Fordham University 1 8 337.35
232 La Salle University 0 2 337.25
233 Coppin State College 0 3 328.44
234 Bucknell University 2 11 327.07
235 IUPUI 2 14 324.72
236 St. Francis College (New York) 0 3 321.83
237 Longwood University 1 12 320.08
238 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 2 319.86
239 Robert Morris University 0 4 317.06
240 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 2 314.8
241 Murray State University 1 10 314.77
242 Rider University 0 4 312.83
243 University of Hartford 0 4 311.55
244 Alabama A&M University 0 6 302.89
245 Morgan State University 1 11 300.45
246 UNC Asheville 0 9 295.46
247 Portland State University 0 7 287.59
248 Tennessee State University 0 6 277.17
249 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 6 272.82
250 Siena College 0 6 269.51
251 Hampton University 0 8 268.16
252 Howard University 0 10 256.93
253 The Citadel 0 22 239.28
254 Western Illinois University 0 13 239.14
255 Chicago State University 0 15 219.6