Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by nationals, Dec 17, 2008.
Hey just wondering what people felt is the top D3 tennis school, or a list of your top 5...
Check this out bud: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-tennis/division_iii1.html
i know that but do you agree with all those rankings?
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
Haha well i think generally rankings in tennis are pretty accurate....so...yes
there are many great D3 teams not ranked though...it's an "old boy network".
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.
Men's National Rankings - November 2008:
1.Washington U. in St. Louis
4.UC Santa Cruz
17.The College of New Jersey
19.Washinton and Lee
25.U. of Chicago
Women's National Rankings - November 2008
2. Washington and Lee
6. Mary Washington
8. Carnegie Mellon
16. Washington Univ.(MO)
17. Trinity (TX)
18. Gustavus Adolphus
20. Univ. of the South
21. Johns Hopkins
26. Wheaton (IL)
27. College of New Jersey
28. UC Santa Cruz
I'm glad you can post something already in the thread
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.
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?
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!!!
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.
Men's National Team Rankings
Administered by the ITA
March 3, 2009
1. Emory University
2. Washington University
8. Gustavus Adophus
9. UC Santa Cruz
10. Trinity University (TX)
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
23. Christopher Newport University
25. University of Chicago
27. Cal Lutheran
29. College of New Jersey
30. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
31. LeTourneau University (www.letu.edu) - Coach Carter's team
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
5.5 or better tennis skills
Well, where do you live?
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
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.
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.
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