The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the Division I Men’s ITA Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll on January 5, 2022.
The ITA Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by the ITA National Ranking Committee. The National Ranking Committee is made up of the 12 ITA Region Chairs, with each chair casting an individual, secret ballot.
Defending NCAA Champion, the University of Florida, are the No. 1-ranked team. The Gators, who won the program’s first NCAA national title in 2021, received all 12 first-place votes from the National Ranking Committee. Florida returns a deep and experienced roster in 2022, led by 2021 NCAA National Singles Champion, Sam Riffice, and 2021 ITA Men’s All-American Singles Champion, Ben Shelton.
The Big 12 has three teams in the Top 5, led by 2021 national runner-up Baylor at No. 2, and followed by Texas at No. 3, and TCU at No. 5.
Tennessee (No. 4) and Georgia (No. 8) join Florida as SEC teams in the Top 10. The ACC features two Top 10 teams in Virginia (No. 7) and Wake Forest (No. 10). Ohio State (No. 6) from the Big Ten and USC (No. 9) from the Pac-12 round out the Top 10.
Ohio State finished the fall with the nation’s No. 1- and No. 2-ranked doubles team. The duo of Robert Cash and Matej Vocel are No. 1 following a perfect fall. Cash and Vocel won the ITA Men’s All-American Championships and ITA National Fall Championships national titles, and finished with a 14-0 record.
Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll
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Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Arizona State, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Princeton, San Diego, Texas Tech