Minnesota Remains Ranked 14th in GymInfo Top 25

Go Gophers! Kayla Slechta
Go Gophers!
Kayla Slechta
Go Gophers!

March 4, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota remains ranked 14th in the most recent GymInfo Top 25 for women's gymnastics. The ranking is based on teams' Regional Qualifying Scores (RQS).

Minnesota (12-3, 4-1 Big Ten) scored 197.175 points on Friday at then-No. 2 Florida. It's the second-highest team total in the program's history. Minnesota scored 197.700 points at Arizona State on March 12, 2004.

The Gophers have been hovering between 10th and 14th for the entire regular season. Minnesota was ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll, but debuted at No. 11 in the first regular season poll on Jan. 14, was 12th on Jan. 21, moved up to 10th on Jan. 28, was tied for 13th on Feb. 4, moved to No. 11 on Feb. 11, was 12th on Feb. 18, and 14th last week.

Iowa dropped out of the Top 25 this week, giving the Big Ten six ranked teams in the poll. Michigan tops the list at No. 3, while defending champion Nebraska is 12th, Minnesota is No. 14, Penn State jumps from 22nd to 15th, and Ohio State is one spot ahead of No. 19 Illinois.

The Gophers welcome No. 12 Nebraska, No. 24 Arkansas and Centenary to the Sports Pavilion this Saturday for a 6:00 p.m. quad meet. Tickets can be ordered by phone (612.624.8080 | 800.UGOPHER) or online at www.mygophersports.com.
 

GymInfo National Rankings (March 4, 2013)
Rank Team (First-Place Votes) RQS Avg. High Date vs. Gophers/Result
1. Florida 197.440 197.386 198.425 L 198-425-197.175
2. Oklahoma 197.410 197.317 198.375
3. Michigan 197.080 196.978 197.375 W 196.800-196.775
4. LSU 196.965 196.619 197.275
5. Alabama 196.910 196.903 197.650
6. UCLA 196.765 196.684 197.425
7. Utah 196.740 196.591 197.300
8. Georgia 196.725 196.460 197.500
9. Stanford 196.590 196.381 197.275
10. Oregon State 196.565 196.103 197.175
11. Auburn 196.495 196.025 197.175
12. Nebraska 196.365 196.393 197.175 March 9 -- Home
13. Denver 196.150 195.908 196.800
14. Minnesota 196.130 195.858 197.175
15. Penn State 195.845 195.345 196.700 W 195.525-194.300
16. Arizona 195.775 195.611 196.500
17. Kent State 195.755 195.409 196.250 W 195.525-195.450
18. Ohio State 195.750 195.472 196.300 March 16 -- Home
19. Illinois 195.685 195.409 196.350 W 196.775-196.350
20. Kentucky 195.635 195.428 196.500
21. West Virginia 195.625 195.356 196.550
22. Washington 195.520 195.304 196.025 W 195.550-193.500
23. Boise State 195.485 195.554 196.575
24. Arkansas 195.435 195.691 197.100 March 9 -- Home
Maryland 195.435 195.409 196.175