The University of Indianapolis Greyhounds leaped three spots to take the top spot in the Oracle ITA Rankings. The Greyhounds swept their way through the ITA Division II Women’s National Team Indoor Championship and left with the title. Since then they have added another win to their resume – this time a 7-0 win over Wayne State (prev. 22) – to bring their season record to 8-0.
Benefitting from a runner-up finish at Indoors, the Southwest Baptist Bearcats rose seven spots to crack the top 10 of the rankings. Since Indoors, they have gone 3-1 only dropping a close 4-3 match to Angelo State (prev. 13). The Angelo State match was a rematch of the Indoors semifinal were SBU edged out ASU in a 4-3 battle.
Also seeing a notable rise is West Alabama. The Tigers notched a 5-2 win over Columbus State (prev. 5) in mid-February. As of late, they are on a four-match winning streak. Next week, the Tigers will test their mettle against the No. 1 team in the country, Indy.
The Columbus State Cougars saw a large drop in the rankings. The Cougars dropped nine spots after dropping three matches since the preseason rankings were released. CSU now sits at 3-3 on the season.
The sole program to enter the rankings this week is No. 25 University of Hawaii, Hilo.
Oracle/ITA Division II Women’s Rankings
Top 25 National Teams
Coaches Poll administered by the ITA
March 11, 2021
|1||Univ. of Indianapolis (7)||8-0||▲3||4|
|2||Barry University (1)||2-0||▼-1||1|
|4||Nova Southeastern University||2-0||▼-1||3|
|5||University Of Central Oklahoma||6-1||▲3||8|
|6||Univ. of West Florida||5-1||▲1||7|
|7||Southwest Baptist University||7-3||▲7||14|
|8||Hawaii Pacific University||1-1||▼-2||6|
|T9||Saint Leo University||0-1||–||9|
|11||Azusa Pacific University||3-0||–||11|
|12||Angelo State University||5-3||▲1||13|
|14||Columbus State University||3-3||▼-9||5|
|15||University of North Georgia||3-0||–||15|
|16||University of West Alabama||4-1||▲5||21|
|17||Midwestern State University||4-4||▼-1||16|
|18||Fresno Pacific University||2-4||▼-1||17|
|19||Queens University of Charlotte||5-0||▲1||20|
|T20||Florida Southern College||0-0||▼-2||18|
|T20||Grand Valley State University||3-2||▼-1||19|
|22||Concordia University (Irvine)||4-1||▲3||25|
|23||Wayne State (MI)||4-4||▼-1||22|
|24||Indiana University of Pennsylvania||0-1||–||24|
|25||University of Hawaii, Hilo||3-1||–||NR|
Other Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Concordia College (New York), Harding University, Queens College (New York), Tusculum University