Minnesota Climbs to No. 6 after Big Ten Win
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.
TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS
1. Landon Funiciello, William & Mary – 15.817
11. Jack Metcalf, Minnesota – 14.883
19. Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota – 14.717