Gophers Jump Two Spots to No. 11 in GymInfo Top 25

Go Gophers!
Undefeated Minnesota sits just outside the Top 10.

Go Gophers!
Undefeated Minnesota sits just outside the Top 10.
Go Gophers!

Feb. 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's women's gymnastics team remained just outside the Top 10 in the most recent GymInfo Top 25 Rankings, which are based on teams' average scores, jumping two spots to No. 11 after its win against Illinois.

The Gophers (9-0, 4-0 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, moved up to 10th on Jan. 28, and were tied for 13th last week.

Minnesota remains one of five Big Ten programs ranked in the Top 25. Michigan tops the list at No. 3, while defending champion Nebraska is eighth, Minnesota is No. 11, Ohio State is 19th, and Illinois is 21st.

The Gophers welcome Gustavus, Hamline and Winona State to the Sports Pavilion for the annual Best of Minnesota meet on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT. It will be Student Night, with 50 free t-shirts given away to students in attendance, and Special Olympics Night. Fans can receive $4 general admission tickets by using the code "SOMinnesota" when ordering by phone (612.624.8080 | 800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com. It's also the annual Girl Scouts Night. (The special rate is for advance sales only, and will not be applicable to Saturday sales.)

GymInfo National Rankings (February 11, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Team Avg. HighScore RQS Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Florida 197.296 198.100 -- March 1 -- Away
2. Oklahoma 197.125 197.625 197.025
3. Michigan 196.867 197.350 196.770 W 196.800-196.775
4. UCLA 196.765 197.425 --
5. Alabama 196.680 196.950 --
6. Utah 196.465 197.050 --
7. LSU 196.454 197.275 196.290
8. Nebraska 196.415 197.175 -- March 9 -- Home
9. Georgia 196.396 197.500 196.370
10. Stanford 195.900 196.450 --
11. Minnesota 195.795 196.800 --
12. Denver 195.788 196.600 195.625
13. Oregon State 195.683 196.825 195.455
14. Arizona 195.617 196.075 195.525
15. Auburn 195.608 196.725 195.385
16. Boise State 195.550 196.325 --
17. Kentucky 195.338 195.825 195.240
18. Maryland 195.240 195.975 --
19. Ohio State 195.238 196.250 195.035 March 16 -- Home
20. Arkansas 195.230 196.175 -- March 9 -- Home
21. Illinois 195.215 196.350 -- W 196.775-196.350
22. Kent State 195.035 195.800 -- W 195.525-195.450
23. Washington 195.030 196.025 -- W 195.550-193.500
24. Central Michigan 194.921 195.875 194.730 W 196.800-194.650
25. Arizona State 194.895 195.600 --