Minnesota Maintains No. 5 Ranking
Junior Spencer Smith

March 18, 2014

GymInfo National Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS – The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team maintained its No. 5 national ranking in the GymInfo top-15 national rankings this week with a four-meet average score of 433.800. The Gophers slipped one place to No. 6 in the national coaches poll.

Minnesota is idle this week in preparation for the 2014 Big Ten Championships next weekend. The Gophers finished third at last year's B1G meet, and this year's championships will be held in Lincoln, Neb., March 28-29.

Joining the Gophers in the national top five are No. 1 Oklahoma (443.917), No. 2 Ohio State (442.167), No. 3 Stanford (442.017) and No. 4 Michigan (439.983). The Buckeyes climbed two places from fourth in last week's poll.

Fellow Big Ten foes No. 6 Illinois (433.633), No. 7 Penn State (432.300), No. 8 Iowa (432.017) and No. 11 Nebraska (423.500) are also among the country's top teams.

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 17.

TEAM RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Oklahoma – 75.983
3. Minnesota – 74.083

Pommel Horse
1. Oklahoma – 73.933
8. Minnesota – 70.450

Still Rings
1. Oklahoma – 74.833
8. Minnesota – 73.150

Vault
1. Oklahoma – 74.500
6. Minnesota – 73.700

Parallel Bars
1. Ohio State – 73.733
5. Minnesota – 72.350

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

TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Stacey Ervin, Michigan – 15.650

Pommel Horse
1. Michael Newburger, Ohio State – 15.717
12. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 14.833
15. Paul Montague, Minnesota – 14.767


 

 

Still Rings
1. Michael Squires, Oklahoma – 15.983
19. Jack Metcalf, Minnesota – 14.917

Vault
1. Jake Martin, Ohio State – 15.317
5. Zack Chase, Minnesota – 15.150

Parallel Bars
1. Syque Caesar, Michigan – 15.550
5. Matt Frey, Minnesota – 15.083
6. Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota – 15.050

High Bar
1. Jordan Valdez, Illinois – 15.333
17. Danny DiBenedetto, Minnesota – 14.650
19. Sam Wright, Minnesota – 14.600

All-Around
1. Akash Modi, Stanford – 88.867
14. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 82.867

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