Minnesota Jumps to 11th in Latest GymInfo Top 25 Poll

Go Gophers!
Lindsay Mable tied for first on bars versus Washington.

Go Gophers!
Lindsay Mable tied for first on bars versus Washington.
Go Gophers!

Jan. 14, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team jumped 12 spots, from 23rd to 11th, in the most recent GymInfo National Rankings.

The Golden Gophers were ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, but debut at No. 11 in the first regular season ranking after soundly defeating then-No. 17 Washington, 195.550-193.500. It was the highest-ever team total in a season-opening meet for the Golden Gophers.

Minnesota is among four Big Ten programs ranked in the Top 25. Michigan tops the list at No. 2, while defending champion Nebraska is at No. 7, Minnesota is 11th, and Ohio State is 21st. Penn State (preseason 16th), and Illinois (preseason 18th) each dropped out of the Top 25 after being ranked in the preseason poll.

Minnesota travels to Penn State this weekend for a 6:00 p.m. CT meet on Saturday. Kent State and Towson will also compete. The Gophers' next home meet is set for Jan. 26 at 6:00 p.m., against Michigan, Central Michigan and Iowa State.

For ticket information regarding any of the Gophers' home meets this year, please visit www.mygophersports.com.

GymInfo National Rankings (Jan. 14, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Team Avg. HighScore RQS Date vs. Gophers
1. UCLA 196.788 197.425 --
2. Michigan 196.738 196.900 -- Jan. 26 -- Home
3. Oklahoma 196.575 196.700 --
Florida 196.575 196.575 -- March 1 -- Away
5. LSU 196.475 196.875 --
6. Alabama 196.450 196.450 --
7. Nebraska 196.300 196.300 -- March 9 -- Home
8. Georgia 195.813 196.200 --
9. Arkansas 195.775 195.775 -- March 9 -- Home
10. Denver 195.650 196.600 --
11. Minnesota 195.550 195.550 --
12. Stanford 195.425 195.425 --
13. Arizona 195.338 195.850 --
14. Kentucky 195.325 195.525 --
15. Utah 195.300 195.300 --
16. Central Michigan 195.013 195.050 -- Jan. 26 -- Home
17. California 195.000 195.425 --
Maryland-College Park 195.000 195.000 --
19. North Carolina State 194.988 195.000 --
20. Southern Utah 194.875 194.875 --
21. Ohio State 194.800 195.000 -- March 16 -- Home
22. West Virginia 194.675 194.675 --
23. Oregon State 194.488 195.375 --
24. Auburn 194.438 194.625 --
25. BYU 194.275 194.475 --