This week the Oracle ITA Team Rankings expanded to include the top 50 teams in the nation. For the third straight week, 2021 Indoors champions North Carolina top the list. Similarly, the rest of the top seven teams also remained unchanged.

However, the middle portion of the rankings saw a lot of change. Teams ranked from No. 8 to No. 16 mainly shuffled around one or two spaces over the past week. The largest increase came from No. 22 Memphis. The Tigers rose three spots over the past week. Memphis was also recently named the UTR ITA Team of the Month for February.

Two teams tied for the biggest drop in the rankings this week — Kentucky and Northwestern. Both Wildcat programs went 1-1 over the week and as a result dropped five spots in the rankings. No. 20 Kentucky dropped a close 4-3 match to Alabama, but then bounced back with a 4-1 win over Auburn on Sunday. No. 29 Northwestern also lost a close 4-3 match to Minnesota on Friday, but responded on Sunday with a 4-3 victory over Wisconsin.

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Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings

Top 50 National Teams
Coaches Poll administered by the ITA
March 3, 2021

RankSchoolRecordTrendPrevious Rank
1North Carolina (12)8-01
2Baylor14-22
3Tennessee14-13
4Virginia9-24
5TCU8-35
6Texas9-36
7Ohio State5-17
8USC10-3▲19
9Illinois6-2▼-18
10Florida8-1▲111
11Texas A&M8-2▼-110
12Wake Forest12-3▲113
13Michigan4-1▲114
14Georgia6-2▼-212
15NC State5-4▲116
16South Carolina7-3▲218
17UCLA3-217
18Arizona12-1▲220
19UCF4-219
20Kentucky12-3▼-515
21Arizona State9-121
22Memphis5-1▲325
23Mississippi State9-3▼-122
24Ole Miss3-5RV
25Alabama10-4RV
26Oklahoma State3-2▼-323
27Pepperdine3-4RV
28Oklahoma6-4RV
29Northwestern3-3▼-524
30Tulane6-4NR
31Duke6-4NR
32Iowa3-2NR
33Denver7-2NR
34Middle Tennessee8-3NR
35Texas Tech4-2NR
36South Florida5-2NR
37San Diego3-1NR
38LSU9-4NR
T39Miami3-3NR
T39Virginia Tech5-4NR
41Oregon8-2NR
42Arkansas6-4NR
43California2-1NR
T44Clemson5-6NR
T44Georgia Tech6-5NR
46SMU9-6NR
47Minnesota1-3NR
48Wichita State6-4NR
49Louisville5-4NR
50Tulsa6-4NR

Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Auburn, Charlotte, FGCU, FAU, Florida State, Indiana, Liberty, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Alabama, Utah, VCU, Wisconsin

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