Top three remain same in ITA ranking
Duke remains in top five for 10th consecutive week
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke held its No. 3 ranking in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll released on Tuesday. The Blue Devils have now been ranked in the top five for 10 consecutive weeks and have been inside the top 10 for 56 consecutive weeks.
Stanford remains on top of the ITA rankings for the second week in row, followed by Florida at No. 2. The only changes in the first six were in spots four, five and six, as North Carolina moved to No. 4, Miami No. 5 and UCLA fell two spots to No. 6. The final four teams stayed the same as well with Baylor, California, Georgia and Michigan rounding out the top 10.
The ACC leads the nation with seven teams ranked in the top 25 – Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Florida State, Virginia, Clemson and Georgia Tech. The SEC has six teams listed in the top 25, while the Pac-10 has five, Big 12 has three, Big Ten has two and the Big East and Conference USA have one apiece.
The Blue Devils now await word on their postseason seed, as the 2011 NCAA Tournament is slated to start on May 13 at campus sites.