Gophers Climb Back into Nation's Top Five

Go Gophers! Senior Adam Kern
Go Gophers!
Senior Adam Kern
Go Gophers!

March 11, 2014

By Ben Gotz, Athletic Communications Student Assistant

GymInfo National Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS – After their win over Iowa and Brockport at home Saturday night, the Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team has moved back into the top five in the national rankings. Minnesota moved up one spot this week in both the national rankings and the coaches poll to rank No. 5 in both with an average score of 433.633.

Starting this week, the national rankings now reflect a four-meet average for teams and individuals. Previously the rankings reflected just three meets.

Ahead of the Gophers in the top five are No. 1 Oklahoma (443.283), No. 2 Stanford (442.017), No. 3 Michigan (439.983) and No. 4 Ohio State (439.750).

Just below the Gophers are fellow Big Ten teams No. 6 Illinois (432.400), No. 7 Iowa (431.200) and No. 8 Penn State (430.900).

Below is how the Gophers stack up against the national leaders in each event as a team and as individuals for the week of March 10.

TEAM RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Oklahoma – 75.983
3. Minnesota – 75.600

Pommel Horse
1. Ohio State – 73.417
9. Minnesota – 70.367

Still Rings
1. Oklahoma – 74.833
8. Minnesota – 72.767

Vault
1. Stanford – 74.267
7. Minnesota – 73.550

Parallel Bars
1. (T) Stanford and Michigan – 73.650
5. Minnesota – 72.350

High Bar
1. Ohio State – 73.200
6. Minnesota – 71.383

TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Alec Robin, Oklahoma – 15.467
15. Zach Liebler, Minnesota – 15.017
16. Sean Bauer, Minnesota – 15.000


 

 

Pommel Horse
1. Michael Newburger, Ohio State – 15.483
8. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 14.833
17. Paul Montague, Minnesota – 14.633

Still Rings
1. Michael Squires, Oklahoma – 15.983
18. Jack Metcalf, Minnesota – 14.867

Vault
1. Chandler Eggleston, Illinois – 15.267
7. Zack Chase, Minnesota – 15.067

Parallel Bars
1. Syque Caesar, Michigan – 15.550
8. Matt Frey, Minnesota – 14.950
9. Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota – 14.917
19. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 14.733

High Bar
1. Jordan Valdez, Illinois – 15.333
15. Danny DiBenedetto, Minnesota – 14.650
18. Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota – 14.567
19. (T) Sam Wright, Minnesota and Akash Modi, Stanford – 14.550

All-Around
1. Akash Modi, Stanford – 88.867
2. (T) Ellis Mannon, Minnesota and Chris Junghans, Navy – 82.867

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