Minnesota Ranked 14th in GymInfo Top 25 Based on RQS

Go Gophers!
Hanna Nordquist

Go Gophers!
Hanna Nordquist
Go Gophers!

Feb. 26, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's women's gymnastics team is ranked 14th in the most recent GymInfo Top 25 Rankings, which are based on teams' Regional Qualifying Scores (RQS).

Minnesota (12-2, 4-1 Big Ten) dropped its first two meets of the season over the weekend in Iowa, falling to the Hawkeyes by a score of 195.725-195.550 on Friday, before a 195.550-195.025 loss at Iowa State on Sunday afternoon.

The Gophers have been hovering between 10th and 14th for the entire regular season. The Gophers 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, were tied for 13th on Feb. 4, moved to No. 11 on Feb. 11, and were 12th last week.

Iowa moved into the Top 25 this week, giving the Big Ten a season-high total of seven ranked teams in the poll. Michigan tops the list at No. 3, while defending champion Nebraska is 10th, Minnesota is No. 14, Ohio State jumps one spot ahead of No. 19 Illinois, Penn State is 22nd, and the Hawkeyes are 24th.

The Gophers hit the road this week for a non-conference road meet at No. 2 Florida on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Minnesota's next home meet is Saturday, March 9, at 6:00 p.m., with the Gophers welcoming No. 9 Nebraska, No. 19 Arkansas and Centenary to the Sports Pavilion. Tickets can be ordered by phone (612.624.8080 | 800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com.

GymInfo National Rankings (February 25, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) RQS Avg. High Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Oklahoma 197.410 197.322 198.375
2. Florida 197.280 197.256 198.100 March 1 -- Away
3. Michigan 196.975 196.938 197.375 W 196.800-196.775
4. Alabama 196.810 196.879 197.650
5. LSU 196.770 196.566 197.275
6. UCLA 196.720 196.729 197.425
7. Georgia 196.595 196.419 197.500
8. Utah 196.375 196.514 197.300
9. Oregon State 196.370 195.969 196.925
10. Nebraska 196.365 196.393 197.175 March 9 -- Home
11. Auburn 196.270 195.925 197.175
12. Stanford 196.235 196.264 197.275
13. Denver 195.990 195.797 196.600
14. Minnesota 195.775 195.694 196.800
15. Arizona 195.640 195.500 196.075
16. West Virginia 195.560 195.211 196.550
17. Washington 195.520 195.304 196.025 W 195.550-193.500
18. Ohio State 195.495 195.413 196.300 March 16 -- Home
19. Illinois 195.480 195.357 196.350 W 196.775-196.350
Kent State 195.480 195.289 196.050 W 195.525-195.450
21. Kentucky 195.445 195.294 196.075
22. Penn State 195.415 195.225 196.700 W 195.525-194.300
23. Maryland 195.340 195.425 196.175
24. Iowa 195.265 195.082 195.875
25. Arkansas 195.260 195.554 197.100 March 9 -- Home