Minnesota Tabbed No. 9 in Preseason Poll
Senior Matt Frey

Oct. 2, 2013

GymInfo National Poll

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team is ranked No. 9 in the nation according to the GymInfo National Preseason Coaches Poll. The Gophers finished eighth at the 2013 NCAA Championship.

"To be ranked in the top 10 in the nation is a good sign for the upcoming season," head coach Mike Burns said. "I feel like we have a great chance to finish the season ranked higher than the 9th place ranking we received in the preseason Coaches Poll."

Defending national champion Michigan (165 votes) earned the No. 1 ranking, receiving all 11 first-place votes. No. 2 Oklahoma (147 votes) and No. 3 Stanford (128 votes) complete the top three.

Fellow Big Ten Conference teams No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State and Illinois (tie), No. 8 Iowa and No. 10 Nebraska joined the No. 9 Gophers among the nation's top 10.

"With the first month of school in the books, it's a good time to analyze the preseason training of the entire team," Burns said. "I like what I see for the most part, but, like with any team, there are some guys who are ahead of the curve and some guys who are behind the curve. Overall I feel like we have been training hard, and as we enter the month of October I am feeling good about the prospects of this team."

The Gophers began fall practice in mid-September and kick off the 2014 season with the exhibition Alumni Meet on Saturday, Jan. 11.

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