The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) has released today the NCAA Division I Men’s Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll sponsored by Tennis-Point for January 4, 2023.
Defending NCAA Champions, Virginia, will start 2023 where they ended it last season, earning all 12 of the possible votes in the Jan. 4 Preseason Rankings. The Cavaliers, who won 23 straight to close out the season in 2022, return five of their six major contributors from last season and will once again lean on standouts Chris Rodesch and Inaki Montes de la Torre.
Both Georgia (No. 7) and Stanford (No. 12) ended the fall with the top two ranked singles players in the country after Ethan Quinn (No. 1) took down fellow Bulldog Philip Henning (No. 10) at the ITA Men’s All-American Championships, while the Cardinal Nishesh Basavareddy (No. 2) won the ITA National Fall Championships.
Across the entire Preseason Top 25, the SEC leads all conferences with seven teams within the Jan. 4 rankings, landing just above the ACC who placed six representatives in the Top 25.
The SEC is led by 2022 NCAA National Runners-Up, Kentucky, who comes in at No. 4, while Tennessee (No. 6), Georgia (No. 7), and South Carolina (No. 10) round out the Top Ten teams for the SEC.
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.
ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point
- Coaches Poll
- Top 25 Team Rankings
- January 4, 2022
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Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Louisville, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, San Diego, SMU