Feb. 4, 2014
By Ben Gotz, Athletic Communications Student Assistant
MINNEAPOLIS – After the Gophers' win over Illinois and Nebraska over the weekend, they have moved up another spot in the GymInfo national rankings to No. 6 with an average score of 429.217.
The top five teams ahead of the Gophers are No. 1 Oklahoma (442.717), No. 2 Michigan (438.367), No. 3 Ohio State (434.100), No. 4 Illinois (432.400) and No. 5 Stanford (432.067).
The rankings experienced a slight shake-up this week, as the rankings now reflect a three-meet average rather than a team’s season average. The same goes for individual awards, meaning a gymnast must have competed in an event three times to qualify for the rankings.
Below are how the Gophers stack up against the national leaders in each event as a team and as individuals in the national rankings for the week of Feb. 3.
1. Oklahoma – 75.167
5. Minnesota – 72.633
1. Oklahoma – 73.717
10. Minnesota – 68.900
1. Michigan – 74.633
6. Minnesota – 72.833
1. Michigan – 73.917
3. Minnesota – 73.617
1. Oklahoma – 74.250
5. Minnesota – 71.817
1. Ohio State – 72.517
8. Minnesota – 69.417
TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS
1. Alec Robin, Oklahoma – 15.333
20. Zach Liebler, Minnesota – 14.583
1. Jordan Valdez, Illinois – 15.333
1. Donothan Bailey, California – 88.017
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