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Power Rankings, 3/16

So, I will admit. This should have gone out early this morning but I got distracted by all the bracket madness going around. These are the best two days of the year hands down. So, excuse me if I let Power Rankings take a back seat for another college sport. Anyways, we had a ton…

POTW: 3/6 – 3/12

REGIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: 03/06 – 03/12 Happy madness, boys and girls! We have an absolutely phenomenal week ahead of us between the Stag Hen and the opening weekend of the tournament. Please keep checking the site for Stag Hen coverage. We already have two Stag-Hen previews up, and hopefully we’ll have our master…

The NESCAC Awakens from Hibernation

There is a scene in SpongeBob SquarePants when the titular character and his starfish sidekick discover and eventually awaken their rodent pal from her annual winter slumber. At some point along the way, Patrick utters the line, “hibernation must mean the opposite of beauty sleep.” In this example, and in many other cases, the philosophy of Patrick…

Power Rankings, 3/9

On Thursdays, we power rank. Well, technically we power rank on Wednesdays, but I don’t get around to posting it until Thursday afternoon. Shoutout to all the bloggers who made it to the power rankings powwow yesterday even though I was not able to make it. I’m still recovering from that 3 hour episode of the…

2017 Power Rankings, 3/2

We’ve got what you’ve all been waiting for. Another edition of Power Rankings for you to dissect, comment on, and ridicule in the comments. With the ITA Rankings coming out today, this is a nice way for you to preview what’s probably about to happen in the rankings. Except, we can be more subjective about…

2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years

This is my season preview and the 2nd Annual Top 20 Teams of the Past Five Years. For those who want to reference last year’s article, the link is here: http://www.division3tennis.com/7148-2/ The rules of this are pretty simple. You need to be ranked in all five of the seasons examined and you need to have…

2017 Season Previews: #3 Middlebury Panthers

Location: Middlebury, Vermont Coach: Bob Hansen, 6th season at Midd (2nd 29th season…) ITA National Ranking: 3 ITA Regional Ranking: 2 Blog Power Ranking: 5  Twitter Handle: @middtennis. Very reliable updates, solid hashtags and occasional arrogant snark. Overview: For a brief moment, the rest of DIII was trembling. A top-4 of Farrell, Cuba, de Quant, and Derbani? Print the shirts! But…

2017 Inaugural Power Rankings

They said we were dead. They said we couldn’t do it anymore. But here we are, giving you the inaugural power rankings of 2017. Not only that, we’re giving you a bit of new flavor this year. We have Regional AS and NEC on board, and we have a new writer in D3Midwest as well.…

MIT Invitational Recap

Lost in the past weekend of #Surprise(s) and Small College Nationals was the MIT Invitational. While this is not a new tournament, it might as well have been this fall. Last year, MIT hosted teams like BU, Dartmouth, and Harvard for this tournament, but this year it was STACKED with DIII talent. 8 teams made…

ITA Oracle Cup (Small College Nationals) Picks!

Prediction time, boys and girls. Everybody’s favorite chance to point at us and laugh after our picks go horribly awry. You can see that there’s a pretty even split towards the top of the singles picks, with 4 of the 8 contestants/teams being picked to win by different writers in both the singles and the…