Minnesota is Tied for 13th in This Week's GymInfo Top 25

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Feb. 4, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- The interesting thing with gymnastics, and something that sets it apart from other sports, is that a team can win its meet over the weekend and fall slightly in the polls on Monday.

That's what happened with the University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team, which defeated Michigan State on Friday, but saw its national rank fall from 10th to tied for 13th in the most recent GymInfo Top 25 National Rankings. The Top 25 rankings are based on teams' average scores.

The Gophers (8-0, 3-0 Big Ten) were ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, but debuted at No. 11 in the first regular season poll on Jan. 14, were ranked 12th on Jan. 21, and moved to 10th last week. The Top 10 ranking was the first for Minnesota since being ranked fifth on Jan. 14, 2002.

Minnesota is among five Big Ten programs ranked in the Top 25. Michigan tops the list at No. 3, while defending champion Nebraska is ninth, Minnesota is tied for 13th, Ohio State is 20th, and Illinois is 22nd.

The Gophers welcome the Illini to the Twin Cities for a meet on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. CT. It will be Kylie Schermann Community Day, and fans can receive $4 general admission tickets by using the code "KylieLVille" when ordering by phone (612.624.8080 | 800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com. It's also Military Appreciation Day, and fans can receive $4 general admission tickets by using the code "CamoGoldy." (The special rates are for advance sales only, and will not be applicable to Saturday sales.)

GymInfo National Rankings (February 4, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Team Avg. HighScore RQS Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Florida 197.135 197.650 -- March 1 -- Away
2. Oklahoma 197.025 197.375 --
3. Michigan 196.855 197.350 -- W 196.800-196.775
4. UCLA 196.719 197.425 --
5. Alabama 196.638 196.950 --
6. Georgia 196.492 197.500 --
7. Utah 196.319 196.950 --
8. LSU 196.290 197.100 --
9. Nebraska 196.225 196.700 -- March 9 -- Home
10. Stanford 195.900 196.450 --
11. Denver 195.665 196.600 --
12. Oregon State 195.560 196.825 --
13. Minnesota 195.550 196.800 --
Arizona 195.550 196.075 --
15. Auburn 195.465 196.725 --
16. Boise State 195.300 196.325 --
17. Maryland 195.275 195.975 --
18. Kentucky 195.240 195.525 --
19. Arkansas 195.125 196.175 -- March 9 -- Home
20. Ohio State 195.035 195.975 -- March 16 -- Home
21. Central Michigan 194.945 195.875 -- W 196.800-194.650
22. Illinois 194.931 196.125 -- Feb. 9 -- Home
23. California 194.920 195.775 --
24. Kent State 194.875 195.800 -- W 195.525-195.450
25. Washington 194.800 196.025 -- W 195.550-193.500