New rankings, some very cool new data and other stuff

Just a few words before I get back to the grind.

RANKINGS

The new rankings are out and I haven’t really had a chance to look real closely at them, however, my gut instinct is that nothing has really changed. Here’s are the links and top-10 for men and women.

MEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=1016

RK TEAM W L RATING
1 University of Virginia 29 0 980.16
2 Ohio State University 31 1 943.93
3 Univ. of Mississippi 23 2 914.08
4 University of Georgia 22 3 913.36
5 University of Tennessee-Knoxville 20 6 903.54
6 Baylor University 20 5 885.27
7 UCLA 17 4 884.80
8 Univ. of Southern California 18 5 884.60
9 Stanford University 18 5 883.98
10 Univ. of Texas at Austin 19 6 857.80

WOMEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=1019

RK TEAM W L RATING
1 Northwestern University 25 1 972.83
2 Univ. of Georgia 23 2 958.93
3 Duke University 23 3 940.12
4 Baylor University 24 4 934.33
5 Univ. of Notre Dame 24 4 934.31
6 Univ. of Miami (Florida) 23 4 934.08
7 Univ. of Southern California 20 2 921.58
8 California 17 4 912.83
9 Stanford 17 4 912.61
10 Georgia Tech 16 7 906.63

RPI/SOS

The new RPI and SOS links have been updated too

MEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=921

WOMEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=924

COMPARISON DATA AND NEW PAGES (AKA THE COOLEST THING I HAVE DONE IN AWHILE)

I have been experimenting with some way to compare the team data better and am finally ready to pull this out. Today I completed testing on these pages. The initial pages show a comparison of rankings: the current TCT, current ITA, the last TCT and the initial ITA for all teams.

All of the team name are linkable.

The team pages you are redirected to give some basic data on that team, then their complete schedule (DI only), with the result, opponents W-L, TCT, ITA, last TCT and inital ITA.

At the bottom of the page is the team’s record vs. top-1o, top-25, top-64.

All team names are linkable here too.

MEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=909

WOMEN – http://www.texascollegetennis.com/?page_id=918

These are also the compare pages now up top. Like I said, all team names are linkable and give you some extended information about each team and their opponents.

SELECTION TUESDAY

Of course we find out the draws tomorrow at approx. 4:20 PM Central on ESPNNEWS. The draws will be online at ESPN.com around 5PM. Most schools are having watching parties, so if you are wanting to, I know many invite fans and will be around. Check their websites.

0% BUT STILL ALL-ACADEMIC

Dru Hancock of the Big 12 was very nice to respond and explain why some certain players were selected to the conferences All-Academic Team. I had asked her last week and she didn’t know, so today she got to the bottom of it. It appears that the participation is waived for seniors. That explains how you can never play a match in your career and still be honored. OK.

I know there is more I wanted to say, but as usual, I have been up pway too long and cannot remember.

I do hope to expand these new lists even more over the coming days and I will definitely update them tomorrow when the ITA announces their updated rankings.

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