Jan. 21, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team dropped one spot to 12th in the most recent GymInfo National Rankings, which are based on teams' average scores.
The Golden Gophers were ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, but debuted last week at No. 11 in the first regular season ranking, and remain in the top 12 this week following their first-place finish at Penn State on Saturday. Minnesota scored 195.525 points to finish ahead of No. 23 Kent State (195.450), Penn State (194.300), and Towson (192.175).
Minnesota is among four Big Ten programs ranked in the Top 25. Michigan tops the list at No. 1, while defending champion Nebraska is sixth, Minnesota is 12th, and Ohio State is 19th.
The Gophers play host to top-ranked Michigan, No. 20 Central Michigan and Iowa State on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT at the Sports Pavilion.
For ticket information regarding any of the Gophers' home meets this year, please call the Gopher Ticket Office at 612.624.8080 / 1.800.UGOPHER, or visit www.mygophersports.com.
|GymInfo National Rankings (Jan. 21, 2013)|
|Rank||Team (First-Place Votes)||Team Avg.||HighScore||RQS||Date vs. Gophers/Result|
|1.||Michigan||196.942||197.350||--||Jan. 26 -- Home|
|3.||Florida||196.817||197.300||--||March 1 -- Away|
|6.||Nebraska||196.500||196.700||--||March 9 -- Home|
|19.||Ohio State||194.842||195.000||--||March 16 -- Home|
|20.||Central Michigan||194.733||195.050||--||Jan. 26 -- Home|
|23.||Kent State||194.513||195.450||--||W 195.525-195.450|
|24.||North Carolina State||194.500||195.000||--|
Meet Preview: Gophers Travel to Michigan State
The No. 21 Golden Gophers will face Michigan State this Friday, Jan. 20 at 6:00 p.m. on the road.
Gophers Place First in Quad Meet
Minnesota placed first with a score of 194.900 at a quad meet against Arizona (193.225), Maryland (192.350) and Alaska Anchorage (188.175).
Meet Preview: Gophers travel to Maryland for Quad
The No. 18 Golden Gophers will face Maryland, Arizona and Alaska on the road this weekend.