Originally Posted by darrinbaker00
I never played a Category I tournament this year, but I have an eligible ranking (#223 in Men's 45 Singles). Don't quote me on this, but I think if you play a Category II and two other tournaments, you're eligible.
Having played a Category II event, you'll be eligible to show up in the rolling standings list, but you won't be eligible for a final year ranking.
"Minimum Ranking Requirement: To be eligible for a national ranking in singles or doubles, a player must play in one (1) Category I National Championship in the age division in which the player seeks to obtain a ranking."
I know that the differences between the various ranking lists can be confusing (i.e., rolling standings vs. final ranking, eligible vs. ineligible, etc.). I've even seen USTA employees responsible for the rankings in my Section screw them up. In fact, the only article that I could find to explain the difference is here (dated from a couple years ago):
The 12 Month Rolling Standing List and the Standing List do not make you eligible for a Final Year Ranking unless you meet the 2010 Adult/Senior Rankings Regulations.
Each player or team must play in one Category I tournament to receive a national ranking. If you have any questions regarding National Adult/Senior or Family standings, email firstname.lastname@example.org."