TexasCollegeTennis.com National Rankings 2-25-14

(updated on 2-25 at 930pm thanks to a reader who brought two missing teams to my attention… I am sure there are more)

Here are the updated TexasCollegeTennis.ocm Men’s Rankings as of matches played by Sunday (February 23)  and recorded by 8:00 am February 25. This is key. Several people have indicated that their records do not reflect their results. Unfortunately, in each and every case, those missing scores have to been reported to the ITA website.

Again, several schools may be included that are NOT playing or who have NOT entered any matches. A few may be playing that for one reason or another I have omitted from my start file. Please let me know. (sixmanguru at gmail dot com is the easiest way to reach me)

I have had several questions about how the rankings are derived. I won’t go into much detail, but refer you to a website or two to help explain if you have more questions.

The basic concept comes from the ELO Chess Rating System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system). I evaluate it this way.

Each team starts with a generic rating. I start with them in groups with the same rating. Then, when two teams play, you take the difference in the rating and determine a probability of what the result should be. You compare that with what actually happened (one team won, one lost)… and then adjust the ratings accordingly. You do this recursively (over and over).

So basically, I run through the season in order, over and over continually adjusting the ratings, until you reach some sort of equilibrium (or as close to that as you can). Not sure that helped. Hope it did.

TexasCollegeTennis.com Men’s Rankings as of February 24 (updated 930PM 2-25)

RK TEAM W L RATING
1 Ohio State University 14 0 1185.24
2 University of Southern California 8 1 1125.75
3 UCLA 7 1 1100.73
4 University of Oklahoma 9 1 1097.67
5 University of Virginia 6 1 1051.78
6 Baylor University 6 2 1016.62
7 University of Texas 11 2 972.32
8 University of Illinois 6 4 961.55
9 Texas A&M University 9 4 961.49
10 University of Notre Dame 10 3 961.21
11 California 7 2 950.14
12 North Carolina 11 1 936.95
13 University of Tennessee 10 3 919.02
14 Duke University 5 3 916.94
15 University of Kentucky 7 4 916.59
16 University of Florida 4 4 906.18
17 Wake Forest University 5 2 899.24
18 Oklahoma State University 9 1 871.09
19 Boise State University 9 2 870.99
20 Clemson University 10 2 870.64
21 Vanderbilt University 8 2 865.46
22 Northwestern University 9 4 865.03
23 North Carolina State 9 2 864.71
24 University of Michigan 5 4 864.65
25 Pepperdine 5 5 855.51
26 Penn State University 10 0 842.47
27 Virginia Commonwealth University 9 5 842.37
28 University of Memphis 5 2 836.14
29 Mississippi State University 10 4 836.14
30 University of Georgia 3 5 836.12
31 Columbia University 8 1 836.07
32 Harvard University 5 4 833.84
33 University of South Carolina 7 3 833.79
34 University of Alabama 6 5 821.43
35 Auburn University 9 3 821.24
36 University of Tulsa 8 6 801.94
37 University of Mississippi 2 3 780.82
38 University of Louisville 7 3 767.1
39 Virginia Tech 4 3 766.97
40 TCU 6 2 763.26
41 Florida State University 10 2 763.1
42 University of Oregon 9 1 760.29
43 Louisiana State University 5 3 746.24
44 Santa Clara University 5 1 725.27
45 University of Nebraska 6 2 715.47
46 Stanford University 3 2 701.59
47 Indiana University-Bloomington 6 5 701.24
48 Princeton University 6 5 690.0
49 Dartmouth College 8 3 685.46
50 Elon University 3 2 683.87
51 University of New Mexico 12 4 676.76
52 University of Washington 6 4 675.29
53 UNC Wilmington 4 3 675.26
54 University of Utah 9 2 675.19
55 University of Minnesota 5 5 673.86
56 Drake University 5 4 673.63
57 Marquette 8 3 668.91
58 University of Wisconsin 5 3 668.64
59 University of Denver 5 4 668.45
60 Michigan State University 5 5 662.72
61 San Diego State University 6 3 662.46
62 University of San Diego 2 3 657.68
63 Purdue University 4 1 648.53
64 University of Arkansas 8 6 642.48
65 University of Iowa 5 1 629.18
66 Georgia State University 5 4 627.23
67 East Tennessee State University 2 8 624.07
68 Northern Illinois University 9 3 620.41
69 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 6 2 618.52
70 University of South Florida 2 2 601.5
71 University of Miami (Florida) 4 1 595.29
72 Texas Tech University 0 0 585.0
73 University of Nevada 4 1 583.71
74 Butler University 6 2 582.1
75 SMU 5 5 576.7
76 Univ. of San Francisco 5 4 575.54
77 Cornell University 0 0 575.0
78 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8 5 573.71
79 University of Arizona 9 6 573.43
80 Eastern Kentucky University 2 3 573.17
81 U.S. Air Force Academy 4 2 573.16
82 Brown University 3 2 573.16
83 Xavier University 7 5 573.05
84 Illinois State University 4 3 573.0
85 Binghamton University 7 3 572.98
86 Western Michigan University 7 5 572.97
87 Valparaiso University 3 3 572.83
88 Brigham Young University 5 7 572.79
89 George Washington University 2 2 562.62
90 Old Dominion University 7 2 562.38
91 Presbyterian College 8 2 560.93
92 Furman University 5 4 560.79
93 University of North Florida 4 0 559.55
94 University of South Alabama 7 3 559.13
95 University at Buffalo 4 1 554.49
96 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 6 4 553.27
97 College of Charleston 3 3 552.7
98 Coastal Carolina University 6 3 552.53
99 Wofford 3 4 552.52
100 Wake Forest University 2 0 552.51
101 East Carolina University 8 3 552.11
102 Middle Tennessee State University 2 6 547.78
103 Charlotte 4 1 545.31
104 Yale University 0 0 545.0
105 Winthrop University 3 4 544.99
106 UAB 3 5 544.98
107 Tulane University 6 2 544.72
108 Wichita State University 0 0 535.0
109 St. John’s University 2 3 533.19
110 College of William and Mary 9 6 533.08
111 Cleveland State University 4 4 520.57
112 IPFW 7 5 519.95
113 Ball State University 3 4 519.95
114 UNC Greensboro 4 2 515.87
115 NJIT 2 0 515.57
116 Fairfield University 5 1 515.39
117 Bryant University 6 4 511.1
118 Georgetown University 5 2 510.86
119 University of South Florida 2 0 500.99
120 Fresno State 4 7 490.9
121 Saint Mary’s College of California 3 2 490.82
122 UC Santa Barbara 2 5 490.67
123 Loyola Marymount University 3 2 490.53
124 University of Portland 3 2 490.48
125 University of the Pacific (California) 3 5 490.39
126 UC Davis 3 5 490.34
127 UNLV 4 4 490.26
128 New Mexico State University 7 4 490.15
129 University of Idaho 5 6 489.88
130 Gonzaga University 3 2 489.61
131 Northern Arizona University 3 4 489.49
132 University of Southern Mississippi 5 5 486.87
133 U.S. Naval Academy 3 4 486.0
134 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 4 3 484.72
135 Monmouth University 1 2 478.56
136 Boston College 2 5 478.56
137 Duquesne University 5 2 477.58
138 University of Detroit Mercy 2 5 477.57
139 Saint Joseph’s University 1 2 474.26
140 Quinnipiac University 5 2 474.06
141 Florida Gulf Coast University 3 5 472.32
142 Florida Atlantic University 4 5 467.05
143 Wright State University 3 5 464.64
144 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 4 4 464.16
145 U.S. Military Academy 1 1 460.46
146 Stony Brook University 3 1 460.19
147 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 4 4 459.29
148 South Dakota State 2 6 459.04
149 Eastern Illinois University 3 3 459.01
150 Montana State University-Bozeman 1 2 454.66
151 Utah State University 4 5 454.52
152 Campbell University 1 3 452.03
153 University of South Carolina-Upstate 3 7 451.94
154 Lamar University 6 5 451.77
155 Rice University 2 5 451.55
156 University of Delaware 2 1 446.84
157 Appalachian State University 2 2 446.54
158 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 1 6 444.59
159 Samford University 2 5 444.41
160 Jacksonville State University 3 4 444.26
161 Colgate University 2 1 443.9
162 Austin Peay State University 2 1 443.24
163 Cal Poly 2 7 437.48
164 UC Irvine 1 8 437.13
165 University of New Orleans 2 1 433.41
166 Lehigh University 1 2 432.78
167 Drexel University 3 2 432.62
168 Marist College 1 2 432.31
169 University of Connecticut 3 3 431.8
170 Mercer University 3 9 429.95
171 Norfolk State University 2 3 429.67
172 University of Toledo 3 11 428.9
173 University of North Florida 0 6 426.37
174 James Madison University 2 3 422.61
175 Creighton University 1 1 421.79
176 Davidson College 2 6 418.68
177 George Mason University 2 2 414.47
178 Fordham University 1 1 404.99
179 Stetson University 1 1 403.9
180 Nicholls State University 1 3 401.58
181 University of Hawaii 1 3 399.71
182 South Carolina State 1 4 397.27
183 Kennesaw State University 3 5 397.12
184 Radford University 1 2 397.03
185 North Carolina Central University 1 5 389.68
186 Bradley University 2 4 388.4
187 Youngstown State University 1 6 388.39
188 Belmont University 1 3 386.66
189 University of Richmond 3 8 385.93
190 Abilene Christian University 1 3 384.5
191 University of Texas at Arlington 1 5 384.08
192 DePaul University 1 5 383.99
193 University of Texas-Pan American 2 7 383.92
194 Boston University 1 5 377.04
195 Sacred Heart University 1 2 375.89
196 Mississippi Valley State University 0 0 375.0
197 La Salle University 0 0 375.0
198 St. Peter’s College 0 0 375.0
199 Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore 0 0 375.0
200 Lafayette College 0 0 375.0
201 Hofstra University 0 0 375.0
202 Wagner College 0 0 375.0
203 Coppin State College 0 0 375.0
204 Centenary College (Louisiana) 0 0 375.0
205 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 0 375.0
206 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 0 375.0
207 Western Kentucky University 0 0 375.0
208 Jacksonville University 0 0 375.0
209 Saint Louis University 2 4 373.07
210 Florida A&M University 2 7 372.54
211 Murray State University 0 3 372.34
212 Univ. of Dayton 2 7 368.89
213 Tennessee State University 0 1 367.5
214 George Washington University 0 1 366.28
215 Troy University 1 6 364.75
216 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 1 3 364.05
217 Oral Roberts University 1 4 363.99
218 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 1 4 359.35
219 Liberty University 2 4 357.58
220 Morehead State University 1 2 357.51
221 Robert Morris University 0 1 356.79
222 UMKC 1 8 356.75
223 Fairleigh Dickinson University 0 1 356.59
224 Chattanooga 1 5 356.49
225 Niagara University 0 1 356.46
226 Eastern Washington University 1 3 356.42
227 Weber State 1 6 356.36
228 Seattle University 1 9 356.34
229 Idaho State University 0 1 353.53
230 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 1 353.12
231 Longwood University 1 6 352.36
232 Montana 0 2 347.22
233 Alabama A&M University 0 3 345.54
234 Portland State University 0 3 341.13
235 Univ. of Northern Colorado 0 2 337.62
236 Villanova University 0 3 336.23
237 University of Pennsylvania 0 5 333.63
238 Georgia Southern University 1 6 330.62
239 Sacramento State 1 5 329.09
240 Hampton University 0 2 328.72
241 Howard University 0 4 327.59
242 Alcorn State University 0 4 327.08
243 Lipscomb University 0 4 321.73
244 Rider University 0 3 320.03
245 Tennessee Tech University 0 5 318.82
246 St. Francis College (New York) 0 3 318.16
247 Siena College 0 3 312.07
248 The Citadel 0 8 308.84
249 Bucknell University 0 4 307.44
250 University of Hartford 0 4 307.43
251 UNC Asheville 0 5 304.9
252 Morgan State University 0 5 298.38
253 Gardner-Webb University 0 6 295.07
254 Bethune-Cookman University 0 5 294.58
255 Western Illinois University 0 6 285.93
256 Alabama State University 0 6 282.25
257 Jackson State University 0 9 277.63
258 St. Bonaventure University 0 6 276.33
259 Prairie View A&M University 0 6 274.65
260 Chicago State University 0 8 272.12
261 IUPUI 0 9 269.91
262 Temple University 0 8 258.15
263 UC Riverside 0 10 247.04

TexasCollegeTennis National Men’s Rankings 2-18-14

It has been too, too long since I have posted anything on here. I have been active on twitter (@TXCollege10s) and keeping up with the season as it progresses, but have not had a whole lot of time to really repost all of the articles.

I decided it was time to update the rankings program, so here we go. Please let me know where you see mistakes. NOTE: The records for each team indicate only matches against DI opponents. So please do not e-mail me that the record is wrong, unless you are certain that has been checked.

I have NOT proofed this. I am into crowdsourcing…. or just lazy. I understand I am missing certain schools that have just moved to D1 (Abilene Christian) or have moved from D1… Next week will be more complete.

There are quite a few teams ranked with 0-0 records and sitting at 375.

RK TEAM W L RATING
1 Ohio State University 13 0 1175.66
2 University of Southern California 7 1 1129.26
3 UCLA 7 1 1083.53
4 University of Virginia 6 1 1057.88
5 University of Oklahoma 8 1 1046.29
6 Baylor University 5 2 986.5
7 Texas A&M University 8 3 976.56
8 University of Notre Dame 9 2 976.45
9 University of Illinois 6 4 976.21
10 University of Texas 9 2 976.11
11 University of Tennessee 10 2 976.03
12 California 6 2 948.68
13 Vanderbilt University 7 1 940.79
14 Mississippi State University 9 2 935.64
15 North Carolina 9 1 933.35
16 Duke University 5 3 923.69
17 University of Kentucky 7 3 923.26
18 University of Florida 4 4 907.44
19 Clemson University 9 1 901.17
20 Wake Forest University 4 2 884.99
21 University of Georgia 3 5 864.35
22 Pepperdine 5 4 852.91
23 Northwestern University 8 3 827.05
24 University of Memphis 3 2 825.7
25 Elon University 3 1 820.87
26 North Carolina State 9 1 820.38
27 Columbia University 7 1 820.18
28 Auburn University 8 2 795.35
29 Penn State University 9 0 794.42
30 University of Michigan 3 4 791.81
31 Virginia Commonwealth University 8 4 790.0
32 University of South Carolina 5 3 788.47
33 Boise State University 6 2 782.23
34 University of Mississippi 1 2 763.03
35 Louisiana State University 5 2 762.76
36 Virginia Tech 5 2 758.6
37 Harvard University 2 3 758.55
38 University of Tulsa 8 5 758.49
39 University of Oregon 8 1 745.0
40 TCU 2 2 737.23
41 Florida State University 9 2 737.15
42 University of Alabama 4 3 731.57
43 University of Louisville 6 2 720.89
44 Stanford University 3 1 707.55
45 Drake University 5 3 706.51
46 Princeton University 6 1 693.51
47 University of South Florida 3 0 683.86
48 San Diego State University 5 2 678.08
49 Texas Tech University 4 3 677.29
50 University of Nebraska 4 3 677.15
51 University of Denver 5 2 677.06
52 University of Utah 8 2 676.86
53 University of New Mexico 11 3 676.57
54 Indiana University-Bloomington 5 4 675.59
55 University of Iowa 5 0 663.18
56 University of Minnesota 4 4 651.41
57 University of Washington 4 4 646.64
58 Michigan State University 4 5 644.78
59 Purdue University 4 1 640.43
60 University of Arkansas 6 4 633.44
61 UNC Wilmington 3 3 629.76
62 University of San Diego 1 2 629.52
63 University at Buffalo 4 0 622.73
64 University of Wisconsin 4 3 617.51
65 Santa Clara University 3 1 616.19
66 Presbyterian College 7 1 610.28
67 Cornell University 4 2 609.4
68 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 5 2 604.83
69 East Tennessee State University 3 5 589.05
70 Wichita State University 3 4 588.87
71 Georgia State University 4 5 588.74
72 Yale University 3 2 578.9
73 University of Miami (Florida) 3 2 573.95
74 Old Dominion University 6 1 565.44
75 University of Nevada 4 1 564.36
76 Furman University 5 4 563.03
77 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8 4 562.84
78 University of Arizona 8 6 562.66
79 U.S. Air Force Academy 2 2 559.83
80 Brigham Young University 5 6 559.67
81 Middle Tennessee State University 2 6 557.17
82 SMU 4 4 556.02
83 University of North Florida 4 0 549.89
84 Brown University 3 2 540.58
85 Marquette 5 3 538.8
86 Butler University 4 1 536.33
87 University of South Alabama 6 3 536.26
88 Lamar University 5 2 532.98
89 Illinois State University 2 3 531.63
90 Western Michigan University 6 3 531.46
91 Northern Illinois University 4 3 531.37
92 UNLV 4 2 530.94
93 Wake Forest University 2 0 527.03
94 Charlotte 2 1 525.08
95 UAB 3 3 524.92
96 Tulane University 6 2 524.77
97 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay 5 4 523.47
98 Eastern Kentucky University 2 3 522.04
99 Xavier University 5 4 522.04
100 Binghamton University 4 3 521.83
101 East Carolina University 7 3 520.08
102 Coastal Carolina University 4 3 511.65
103 Wofford 3 4 502.67
104 Univ. of San Francisco 3 3 500.41
105 University of South Florida 2 0 495.53
106 UC Irvine 1 7 493.16
107 Gonzaga University 2 1 491.87
108 Northern Arizona University 3 3 491.79
109 Cleveland State University 3 4 491.59
110 New Mexico State University 5 3 491.43
111 Ball State University 3 2 491.42
112 University of Southern Mississippi 5 4 491.27
113 George Washington University 1 3 488.45
114 Eastern Illinois University 3 2 488.34
115 St. John’s University 1 2 488.1
116 College of William and Mary 7 6 488.06
117 U.S. Naval Academy 3 3 484.19
118 IPFW 4 4 475.73
119 NJIT 1 0 472.38
120 Saint Joseph’s University 1 2 472.37
121 Quinnipiac University 5 2 472.24
122 Fairfield University 4 2 472.16
123 Winthrop University 2 4 469.35
124 UC Santa Barbara 2 3 469.0
125 College of Charleston 1 3 468.99
126 University of the Pacific (California) 2 3 468.59
127 Wright State University 3 4 468.5
128 Colgate University 2 0 464.16
129 Monmouth University 1 2 464.0
130 Georgetown University 4 3 464.0
131 Boston College 2 5 463.96
132 Bryant University 4 3 463.73
133 Duquesne University 4 2 462.08
134 University of Detroit Mercy 2 5 462.02
135 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 3 1 461.73
136 UNC Greensboro 2 2 461.51
137 Loyola Marymount University 2 2 457.7
138 South Dakota State 2 2 457.45
139 Florida Gulf Coast University 2 5 455.06
140 Florida Atlantic University 4 4 454.88
141 Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County 3 3 453.58
142 Lehigh University 1 1 453.47
143 Drexel University 3 1 451.44
144 Southern Illinois-Carbondale 3 3 450.81
145 Austin Peay State University 2 1 446.69
146 University of Delaware 2 1 446.47
147 Univ. of Texas at San Antonio 1 4 445.6
148 Rice University 2 6 443.91
149 George Mason University 2 1 442.99
150 UC Davis 3 4 442.35
151 Saint Mary’s College of California 2 2 442.05
152 University of North Florida 0 5 440.46
153 U.S. Military Academy 1 0 439.33
154 Marist College 1 1 438.71
155 University of Portland 2 2 438.39
156 James Madison University 2 2 437.61
157 Montana State University-Bozeman 1 2 437.26
158 University of Toledo 3 9 437.08
159 Samford University 1 5 436.75
160 Jacksonville State University 2 3 435.93
161 Utah State University 3 5 431.13
162 Mercer University 3 9 425.46
163 Stony Brook University 1 1 423.66
164 University of Connecticut 3 3 423.13
165 Appalachian State University 1 1 419.72
166 Creighton University 1 1 416.35
167 South Carolina State 1 2 414.42
168 Kennesaw State University 3 4 414.29
169 University of Texas-Pan American 2 6 412.5
170 Fresno State 2 6 411.51
171 North Carolina Central University 1 4 408.88
172 Stetson University 1 1 405.3
173 Fordham University 1 1 404.12
174 Radford University 1 2 403.17
175 University of Hawaii 1 3 402.62
176 University of New Orleans 1 1 401.0
177 Youngstown State University 1 5 399.96
178 Bradley University 2 3 399.95
179 DePaul University 1 4 397.56
180 University of Idaho 2 6 396.51
181 Eastern Washington University 1 2 393.36
182 Saint Louis University 2 3 392.99
183 Davidson College 1 6 391.65
184 University of Richmond 3 6 391.56
185 Belmont University 1 3 388.75
186 Florida A&M University 2 6 386.05
187 Troy University 1 5 383.9
188 University of South Carolina-Upstate 1 3 381.84
189 Norfolk State University 1 3 379.75
190 Robert Morris University 0 0 375.0
191 Mississippi Valley State University 0 0 375.0
192 La Salle University 0 0 375.0
193 St. Peter’s College 0 0 375.0
194 Univ. of Maryland-Eastern Shore 0 0 375.0
195 Lafayette College 0 0 375.0
196 Hofstra University 0 0 375.0
197 Wagner College 0 0 375.0
198 Coppin State College 0 0 375.0
199 Centenary College (Louisiana) 0 0 375.0
200 Sacred Heart University 0 0 375.0
201 Mount St. Mary’s University 0 0 375.0
202 Univ. of Arkansas Pine Bluff 0 0 375.0
203 Niagara University 0 0 375.0
204 Western Kentucky University 0 0 375.0
205 Jacksonville University 0 0 375.0
206 Fairleigh Dickinson University 0 0 375.0
207 George Washington University 0 0 375.0
208 Chattanooga 1 4 371.5
209 Portland State University 0 1 371.36
210 Murray State University 0 3 370.94
211 St. Francis Univ. (Pennsylvania) 1 3 368.62
212 Tennessee State University 0 1 367.5
213 Longwood University 1 5 365.91
214 Weber State 1 5 365.61
215 Oral Roberts University 1 5 361.89
216 Univ. of Northern Colorado 0 1 360.7
217 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago 1 4 357.83
218 Sacramento State 1 3 355.02
219 Loyola College (Maryland) 0 1 353.1
220 Idaho State University 0 1 351.29
221 Valparaiso University 0 2 350.63
222 Univ. of Dayton 1 5 349.46
223 Alabama A&M University 0 3 348.78
224 University of Pennsylvania 0 2 348.1
225 Nicholls State University 0 3 347.55
226 Montana 0 2 345.24
227 Lipscomb University 0 3 339.57
228 Georgia Southern University 1 5 339.49
229 Villanova University 0 2 337.1
230 Campbell University 0 3 337.0
231 Seattle University 1 7 336.49
232 Liberty University 1 4 336.19
233 Alcorn State University 0 4 334.86
234 UNC Asheville 0 3 334.0
235 Morehead State University 0 2 333.68
236 Siena College 0 2 333.53
237 University of Texas at Arlington 0 4 327.69
238 Hampton University 0 2 325.81
239 Howard University 0 4 324.26
240 Bucknell University 0 3 322.49
241 The Citadel 0 6 320.29
242 Tennessee Tech University 0 5 319.4
243 St. Francis College (New York) 0 3 319.0
244 Morgan State University 0 4 318.36
245 Rider University 0 3 318.23
246 Western Illinois University 0 4 316.79
247 Boston University 0 3 316.75
248 UMKC 0 5 314.45
249 Gardner-Webb University 0 5 302.03
250 University of Hartford 0 4 301.44
251 Cal Poly 0 7 299.88
252 Jackson State University 0 8 293.71
253 Bethune-Cookman University 0 5 292.92
254 St. Bonaventure University 0 5 286.25
255 Prairie View A&M University 0 5 285.24
256 Alabama State University 0 6 283.27
257 IUPUI 0 7 279.33
258 Temple University 0 7 267.66
259 Chicago State University 0 8 265.79
260 UC Riverside 0 9 259.51