No. 2 XULA makes 100th consecutive top-20 appearance

Xavier University of Louisiana men’s tennis again was No. 2 in the NAIA coaches poll announced Wednesday.

It’s XULA’s seventh consecutive appearance at No. 2 dating to the 2019 end-of-season rankings. Overall it’s the 100th consecutive top-20 appearance for XULA dating to 2008.
XULA’s top-25 appearance is its 109th in a row, the longest active streak in NAIA men’s tennis.
Wednesday’s rankings were the second of the season and the first since Jan. 27. The next rankings will be announced March 3.
Georgia Gwinnett received all 13 first-place votes. The Grizzlies are a unanimous No. 1 for the 51st consecutive time.
Georgia Gwinnett will be the third of three teams XULA will play during its Georgia trip. XULA will play Montreat at 2 p.m. Friday and No. 6 Reinhardt at 10 a.m. Saturday in Canton, then play Georgia Gwinnett at 9 a.m. at the Grizzlies’ facility in Lawrenceville. All times are Eastern.
XULA’s active poll streaks in men’s tennis:
•  109 consecutive appearances in the top 25 . . . streak began April 4, 2007.
•  100 consecutive appearances in the top 20 . . . streak began April 30, 2008.
•  85 consecutive appearances in the top 15 . . . streak began Feb. 1, 2011.
•  79 consecutive appearances in the top 10 . . . streak began May 3, 2011.
•  7 consecutive appearances in the top 5 . . . streak began May 22, 2019.

NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Feb. 14)

 

Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Georgia Gwinnett (13) 4-0 343 1
2 XULA 1-0 329 2
3 Cardinal Stritch 1-0 317 3
4 Keiser 2-1 310 5
5 William Carey 0-0 317 4
6 Reinhardt 0-0 285 6
7 Middle Georgia 0-1 274 7
8 Lindsey Wilson 1-0 267 8
9 Indiana Wesleyan 14-0 253 10
10 Tennessee Wesleyan 4-1 251 9
11 Point 0-3 229 11
12 Mobile 0-0 221 12
13 San Diego Christian 0-0 210 14
14 William Woods 1-0 203 13
15 Cumberlands 1-0 193 15
16 Union (Ky.) 0-0 179 16
17 Northwestern Ohio 1-1 167 17
18 Coastal Georgia 0-0 153 19
19 Grace 13-4 141 20
20 Cumberland 0-0 133 21
21 Missouri Valley 2-1 112 22
22 Lewis-Clark State 2-0 105 23
23 Indiana Tech 1-0 96 24
24 McPherson 0-0 77 25
25-tie Southeastern (Fla.) 0-0 54 RV
25-tie Campbellsville 0-0 54 RV

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