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|
|12.||Nebraska||196.365||196.393||197.175||March 9 -- Home|
|15.||Penn State||195.845||195.345||196.700||W 195.525-194.300|
|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|
|24.||Arkansas||195.435||195.691||197.100||March 9 -- Home|
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