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nationals
12-17-2008, 03:30 PM
Hey just wondering what people felt is the top D3 tennis school, or a list of your top 5...

JMS
12-17-2008, 03:34 PM
Check this out bud: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-tennis/division_iii1.html

nationals
12-17-2008, 04:02 PM
i know that but do you agree with all those rankings?

Tikiman53
12-17-2008, 06:29 PM
Williams and Amherst are very good liberal arts schools. How hard would it be/how good do you have to be to make the cut off onto their teams? And does anyone know about their locations? From what I hear, it's really boring around there

JMS
12-17-2008, 06:59 PM
i know that but do you agree with all those rankings?

Haha well i think generally rankings in tennis are pretty accurate....so...yes

Coach Carter
12-17-2008, 07:15 PM
there are many great D3 teams not ranked though...it's an "old boy network".

zidane339
12-17-2008, 08:07 PM
I think Carnegie Mellon has been pretty good for a couple of years, but I'm biased. : )

Great school if you want good academics also.

Coach Carter
12-18-2008, 07:47 PM
Men's National Rankings - November 2008:
1.Washington U. in St. Louis
2.Emory
3.Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
4.UC Santa Cruz
5.Middlebury
6.Williams
7.Amherst
8.Kenyon
9.Gustavus
10.Mary Washington
11.Bowdoin
12.Trinity (TX)
13.Redlands
14.Trinity (CT)
15.Johns Hopkins
16.Carnegie Mellon
17.The College of New Jersey
18.DePauw
19.Washinton and Lee
20.Whitman
21.UT-Tyler
22.Bates
23.Salisbury
24.Christopher Newport
25.U. of Chicago
26.Denison
27.Cal Lutheran
28.Kalamazoo
29.Carleton
30.Pomona-Pitzer
30.Hardin-Simmons

Women's National Rankings - November 2008
1. Williams
2. Washington and Lee
3. Denison
4. Amherst
5. Emory
6. Mary Washington
7. Pomona-Pitzer
8. Carnegie Mellon
9. Wellesley
10. Tufts
11. Bowdoin
12. Depauw
13. Middlebury
14. Redlands
15. Chicago
16. Washington Univ.(MO)
17. Trinity (TX)
18. Gustavus Adolphus
19. Coe
20. Univ. of the South
21. Johns Hopkins
22. Vassar
23. UW-Whitewater
24. Skidmore
25. MIT
26. Wheaton (IL)
27. College of New Jersey
28. UC Santa Cruz
29. UT-Tyler
30. Chapman
30. Rhodes

JMS
12-19-2008, 02:36 PM
Men's National Rankings - November 2008:
1.Washington U. in St. Louis
2.Emory
3.Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
4.UC Santa Cruz
5.Middlebury
6.Williams
7.Amherst
8.Kenyon
9.Gustavus
10.Mary Washington
11.Bowdoin
12.Trinity (TX)
13.Redlands
14.Trinity (CT)
15.Johns Hopkins
16.Carnegie Mellon
17.The College of New Jersey
18.DePauw
19.Washinton and Lee
20.Whitman
21.UT-Tyler
22.Bates
23.Salisbury
24.Christopher Newport
25.U. of Chicago
26.Denison
27.Cal Lutheran
28.Kalamazoo
29.Carleton
30.Pomona-Pitzer
30.Hardin-Simmons

Women's National Rankings - November 2008
1. Williams
2. Washington and Lee
3. Denison
4. Amherst
5. Emory
6. Mary Washington
7. Pomona-Pitzer
8. Carnegie Mellon
9. Wellesley
10. Tufts
11. Bowdoin
12. Depauw
13. Middlebury
14. Redlands
15. Chicago
16. Washington Univ.(MO)
17. Trinity (TX)
18. Gustavus Adolphus
19. Coe
20. Univ. of the South
21. Johns Hopkins
22. Vassar
23. UW-Whitewater
24. Skidmore
25. MIT
26. Wheaton (IL)
27. College of New Jersey
28. UC Santa Cruz
29. UT-Tyler
30. Chapman
30. Rhodes

I'm glad you can post something already in the thread

edmondsm
12-19-2008, 06:23 PM
Geez, good luck getting into Carnegie-Melon and U of Chicago. If you are going to go there, it won't be for the tennis program.

Coach Carter
12-21-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm glad you can post something already in the thread

listen snapper...as I have seen from the ingenius comments made on here, people don't look at the links...you gotta spell it out a little better.

do you need me to call you and sound this out for you so you can understand it?

cncretecwbo
12-30-2008, 07:12 PM
Williams and Amherst are very good liberal arts schools. How hard would it be/how good do you have to be to make the cut off onto their teams? And does anyone know about their locations? From what I hear, it's really boring around there

northeast US, it depends on what you want. if you go there (as stated about other schools already) i wont be for the tennis, good luck actually getting in (last i checked they are the 2 most selective liberal arts colleges in the country)

Coach Carter
01-04-2009, 06:38 PM
northeast US, it depends on what you want. if you go there (as stated about other schools already) i wont be for the tennis, good luck actually getting in (last i checked they are the 2 most selective liberal arts colleges in the country)

you'd have to be pretty dang solid to play at those schools! this is one of the topics where I think most on here get lulled into the "it's D3, so it ain't no good" thought process. the guys and gals on these highly ranked teams are studs!!!

guido88
01-10-2009, 11:26 PM
I strongly agree with Coach Carter, all of the teams in the top 8 are EXTREMELY solid. They have D1 level talent up and down the roster.

Coach Carter
03-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Men's National Team Rankings
Division III
Administered by the ITA
March 3, 2009

1. Emory University
2. Washington University
3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
4. Middlebury
5. Williams
6. Amherst
7. Kenyon
8. Gustavus Adophus
9. UC Santa Cruz
10. Trinity University (TX)
11. Bowdoin
12. University of Mary Washington
13. University of Redlands
14. Trinity College
15. Johns Hopkins
16. Carnegie Mellon
17. Depauw University
18. Washington and Lee
19. Whitman College
20. The University of Texas at Tyler
21. Bates College
22. Salisbury
23. Christopher Newport University
24. Denison
25. University of Chicago
26. Skidmore
27. Cal Lutheran
28. Kalamazoo
29. College of New Jersey
30. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
31. LeTourneau University (www.letu.edu) - Coach Carter's team
32. UW-Whitewater

rasajadad
03-09-2009, 06:29 AM
Williams and Amherst are very good liberal arts schools. How hard would it be/how good do you have to be to make the cut off onto their teams? And does anyone know about their locations? From what I hear, it's really boring around there

It may be boring around Williams, but Amherst is a great place to be. Aside from Amherst, you have UMass, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Hampshire Colleges. There's tons of stuff to do and excellent public transportation.

To get in to Amherst you'll need:
Triple 720's on your SATs
and/or
5.5 or better tennis skills
and/or
Rich daddy

Pantaloukas
03-09-2009, 06:53 AM
Well, where do you live?

tkauffm
03-11-2009, 01:24 PM
I play at Linfield College and we just barely lost to Whitman (#20 and #19 on the lists) 4-5! I definitely think we could be up there

tennis_nerd22
05-06-2009, 04:45 AM
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JLyon
05-06-2009, 05:17 AM
Men's National Team Rankings
Division III
Administered by the ITA
March 3, 2009

1. Emory University
2. Washington University
3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
4. Middlebury
5. Williams
6. Amherst
7. Kenyon
8. Gustavus Adophus
9. UC Santa Cruz
10. Trinity University (TX)
11. Bowdoin
12. University of Mary Washington
13. University of Redlands
14. Trinity College
15. Johns Hopkins
16. Carnegie Mellon
17. Depauw University


Interesting to see Trinity Men over DePauw in March Rankings because DePauw spanked them at the SCAC Conference Finals 6-3 for the men and the Women rolled 9-0.
To the question regarding Trinity, you probably need to be a high-end 4.5 just to sniff the #5-6 spot.

tennisjon
05-06-2009, 07:37 AM
I coach D3 and for the most part the rankings are pretty accurate. Some schools do not submit their information for rankings. Others do not play a challenging schedule which would expose them to tougher competition needed to get ranked higher. One problem that many schools have is that NESCAC schools play such a limited schedule that its hard to get ranked ahead of them. Their losses become all quality losses since they only lose to other ranked teams. They are all excellent tennis programs with excellent academics, but there may be a few schools that are in the region that could beat them if they played. Sometimes there is a bias in the rankings based on the coaches on the ranking committee obviously wanting to rank their program or programs they play higher.

Also, in terms of individual rankings this becomes an issue. My 1st singles player only lost twice this year. Two players he beat are ranked right below him. He won these matches with relative ease. He is not ranked higher because all the other players are from NESCAC and we don't get to play them.

Overall, there are a lot of great teams in the top 10 in the nation. As evidenced last year in the NCAA tournament, there were a lot of upsets. Sometimes its just a matter of matchups and how people compete on a given day.