Gophers Rank No. 5 Before Big Tens

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Junior Ellis Mannon
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March 25, 2014

GymInfo National Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS – The Golden Gopher men’s gymnastics team remained at No. 5 in the GymnInfo top-15 national rankings this week, with a four-meet average of 433.800. The Gophers are also ranked No. 5 in the coaches poll.

Heading into the Big Ten Championships, the Gophers are the third-ranked team in the Big Ten, behind No. 2 Ohio State (442.167) and No. 4 Michigan (440.283). No. 1 Oklahoma (443.917) and No. 3 Stanford (442.017) round out the national top five.

Other Big Ten schools behind the Gophers in the top 15 include No. 6 Illinois (433.633), No. 7 Penn State (432.300), No. 8 Iowa (432.017) and No. 11 Nebraska (423.500).

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 24.

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. Michigan – 74.317
5. Minnesota – 72.350

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

TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Stacey Ervin, Michigan – 15.767

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

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

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

Parallel Bars
1. Syque Caesar, Michigan – 15.550
6. Matt Frey, Minnesota – 15.083
7. (T) Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota and Stacey Ervin, Michigan – 15.050

High Bar
1. Jordan Valdez, Illinois – 15.333
18. Danny DiBenedetto, Minnesota – 14.650

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

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