The USC Trojans will start out the 2021 season where they ended the 2020 season — at No. 1. Coach Brett Masi only lost two seniors from his 2020 Division I Men National Team Indoor Champions team. Standout Daniel Cukierman returns for his senior year and his doubles partner, Riley Smith, looks to capitalize on his fifth year of eligibility. 
The Preseason Rankings see Ohio State and Stanford move up several spots from their last rankings in the 2020 season. North Carolina and Michigan join the Buckeyes, the Cardinal, and the Trojans to round out the top five teams.
The top four teams will serve as host sites for the 2021 Kickoff Weekend. In total, 21 of the top 25 preseason teams will compete in Kickoff Weekend in order to earn a bid to the 2021 National Team Indoor Championship in Champaign, Ill.

Oracle ITA Rankings Logo

Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings

Top 25 Preseason National Teams
Administered by the ITA
January 14, 2021

Rank Team
1 University of Southern California
2 North Carolina
3 Ohio State University
4 University of Michigan
5 Stanford University
T6 University of Texas
8 NC State
9 University of Florida
10 University of Georgia
11 Texas A&M University
12 Wake Forest University
13 University Of Tennessee
14 Oklahoma State University
15 Baylor University
16 UCF
17 University of Mississippi
19 Columbia University
20 University of South Carolina
21 Pepperdine
22 University of Virginia
23 Duke University
24 Texas Tech University
25 University of Kentucky

Other Receiving Votes (Alphabetical): Alabama, Arizona, California, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Oklahoma

- Advertisement -
College Tennis Alumni Network


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here