Minnesota Cracks the Top 10 for First Time Since 2002

Go Gophers!
Cierra Tomson on Uneven Bars.

Go Gophers!
Cierra Tomson on Uneven Bars.
Go Gophers!

Jan. 28, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team is ranked 10th in the most recent GymInfo Top 25 National Rankings, which are based on teams' average scores. It's the first time the Gophers have been among the Top 10 since being ranked fifth on Jan. 14, 2002.

The Golden Gophers (7-0, 2-0 Big Ten) were ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, but debuted at No. 11 in the first regular season poll on Jan. 14, and were ranked 12th last week. Minnesota moved into the Top 10 after scoring 196.800 points in a quad meet victory against then-No. 1 Michigan, No. 20 Central Michigan and Iowa State on Saturday.

Minnesota is among five Big Ten programs ranked in the Top 25. Michigan tops the list at No. 3, while defending champion Nebraska is seventh, Minnesota is 10th, Ohio State is 18th, and Illinois is 19th.

The Gophers travel to Michigan State for a meet on Friday at 6:00 p.m. CT in East Lansing.

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 (January 28, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Team Avg. HighScore RQS Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Florida 197.025 197.650 -- March 1 -- Away
2. Oklahoma 196.938 197.325 --
3. Michigan 196.900 197.350 -- W 196.800-196.775
4. UCLA 196.650 197.425 --
5. Alabama 196.533 196.575 --
6. LSU 196.394 197.100 --
7. Nebraska 196.383 196.700 -- March 9 -- Home
8. Georgia 196.290 197.000 --
9. Utah 196.283 196.950 --
10. Minnesota 195.958 196.800 --
11. Stanford 195.825 196.450 --
12. Arizona 195.638 196.075 --
13. Denver 195.569 196.600 --
14. Oregon State 195.438 196.825 --
15. Maryland 195.425 195.975 --
16. Kentucky 195.238 195.525 --
17. Auburn 195.150 196.025 --
18. Ohio State 195.125 195.975 -- March 16 -- Home
19. Illinois 194.992 196.125 -- Feb. 9 -- Home
20. California 194.975 195.775 --
21. Boise State 194.788 194.875 --
22. Arkansas 194.775 195.775 -- March 9 -- Home
23. Central Michigan 194.713 195.050 -- W 196.800-194.650
24. North Carolina State 194.675 195.200 --
25. Kent State 194.567 195.450 -- W 195.525-195.450