Many posters here are saying the ITA rankings are a joke and wonder why it's so inaccurate. What is REALLY A JOKE about the ITA computer rankings are the unrecorded match results.
For example let's take UC Davis official results on the ITA website.
1. 1/19/13 loss at Arizona 6-1 (recorded twice in error)
2. 2/15/13 win at Sac. St. 4-3 (says scheduled, score not officially recorded yet)
3. 2/16/13 loss at San Francisco 3-4 (says scheduled, score not officially recorded yet)
4. 3/2/13 win vs Cal Poly 5-2 (says scheduled, score not officially recorded yet)
5. 3/3/13 wins vs #66 San Jose St. 4-3 (says scheduled, score not officially recorded yet)
- If you're the ITA how do you allow matches that were played 1 month ago not to officially be recorded for their computer to go towards the rankings?
- If there are all these unrecorded results & mistakes for 1 neglectful team you can bet the number of these errors are multiplied by a hundred fold through out the system.
- The ITA needs to create a program that raises a red flag for a match scheduled days in the past with no scores recorded yet. And one that raises a red flag for duplicate results entered.
- Maybe the loss to UC Davis should lower #66 San Jose St.'s ranking or knock them out of the rankings all together but since the score wasn't officially recorded for the ITA computer San Jose St.'s ranking is inaccurate. The worst part is all these unrecorded scores pile up and makes the entire rankings inaccurate for everyone else.
- If you're the UC Davis head coach and tennis is your lively hood, how the hell do you allow the computer to not credit you with 3 wins and add an extra loss on your official record. The Davis head coach is responsible for the accuracy of his team's record and comes across as a slacker not on top of things or even worse incompetent.