The ACC narrowly edged out the Pac-12 for the most student-athletes on the Top 10 Newcomers list. Four ACC student-athletes made the list, while only three Pac-12 student-athletes claimed a spot. The SEC, Big 12, and Big 10 each placed one student-athlete on the list to round out the top 10.
All but two of the Top 10 Newcomers landed in programs that ended the 2021 season ranked outside of the top 10. No. 2 Pedro Vives Marcos (TCU – No. 5) and No. 9 Shunsuke Mitsui (Tennessee – No. 4) were the lone two student-athletes who are joining teams who finished last season inside of the top 10.
In fact, the top newcomer – Antoine Cornut Chauvinc – is joining a program that finished the season ranked outside of the top 50. He will be joining Florida State who finished last season ranked No. 54 in the country. Only one program represented on the Newcomer list finished with a lower ranking — No. 55 Clemson.
ITA Division I Men’s Rankings
Top 10 Newcomers
Administered by the ITA
September 7, 2021
|1||Antoine Cornut Chauvinc||Florida State|
|2||Pedro Vives Marcos||TCU|
|3||Luca Staeheli||NC State|
|5||Nini Gabriel Dica||Clemson University|
|6||Gavin Young||University of Michigan|
|7||Jurabek Karinmov||Wake Forest|
|9||Shunsuke Mitsui||University of Tennessee|
|10||Max Basing||Stanford University|