The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) has released today the NCAA Division II Men’s Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll sponsored by Tennis-Point for January 20, 2023.
It will be 2022 NCAA National Champions, Barry, who will come in at the top spot in the Jan. 20 Preseason Coaches Poll. Now having won three consecutive NCAA National Championships, the Buccaneers will once again return a very strong lineup in 2023 as four players who won eight or more matches for the Bucs in 2022 will be featured once again this season.
Just behind Barry in the Preseason Coaches Poll is Columbus State, who slides in at No. 2 after a 22-3 season last year. Even with the loss of the decorated player, Alvaro Regalado, who graduated after last season, the Cougars still return several key contributors and will feature a new face in Santiago Perez who already claimed the Singles Championship at the 2022 ITA Cup this past fall.
Rounding out the Top Five will be Saint Leo (No. 3), Flagler (No. 4), and Wayne State (No. 5) who will each look to build on the momentum that was gained in 2022 as they head into this season.
The ITA Top 25 Coaches Poll is voted on by the ITA National Ranking Committee. The Division II Men’s National Ranking Committee is made up of the 9 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 20, 2022
Others Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Auburn University at Montgomery, Augusta, Cameron, Concordia Irvine, Grand Valley State, LeMoyne, Midwestern State, Queens College New York, Rollins, Tusculum, West Alabama