North Carolina, fresh off its victory in the 2022 ITA Division I Women’s National Team Indoor Championship, is the new No. 1-ranked team in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Division I Women’s Top 25 Coaches Poll released on February 16.
The Tar Heels defeated now No. 2 Oklahoma 4-2 in the indoor final in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 14. It’s the third straight ITA Team Indoors title for North Carolina.
Oklahoma had a historic run in Madison, reaching the final for the first time in program history. The Sooners handed previous No. 1 Texas (now No. 3) its first loss of 2022 in the tournament, and also defeated T-No. 5 Pepperdine en route to the championship match.
North Carolina State moved into the Top 5 with its run to the indoors semifinals. The Wolfpack are currently ranked No. 4. Virginia is tied at No. 5 with Pepperdine, giving the ACC three teams in the Top 5.
California, Georgia, Texas A&M and USC round out the Top 10.
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.
DI Women’s Top 25 Coaches Poll – February 16, 2022
|Rank||School (First Place Votes)||Previous|
|1||North Carolina (12)||2|
Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): LMU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wisconsin