We’re just now reaching the halfway point for the regular season in NCAA gymnastics which is insane and I don’t believe it.
To celebrate, there are a ton of excellent meets on Friday night. None are super close, but they could get close if there are mistakes. In the SEC, #3 Florida hosts #9 Georgia, #6 Alabama travels to #10 Kentucky, and #2 LSU travels to #23 Arkansas. Florida, Alabama, and LSU should be able to easily handle their opponents, but we’ve seen a few upsets this season like Arkansas defeating Alabama, so anything’s possible…but if everything goes right, it could get exciting.
#1 Oklahoma will face #16 Auburn as part of the Perfect 10 Challenge at the Bart and Nadia Invitational in Oklahoma City. The Sooners will take this one even with a couple of mistakes, though between the two teams, this is potentially one of the best bars match-ups in the country so keep your eyes out for the Tigers there.
Our other SEC team competing is #13 Missouri, which hosts a quad meet also featuring #14 George Washington, #25 Iowa State, and #53 Lindenwood. Missouri and GWU will be insanely close, with both teams capable of about the same score if they hit, so things will definitely heat up here.
Finally, #15 California will travel to #26 Arizona for a PAC 12 meetup. Cal is still getting their ducks in a row after the loss of Toni-Ann Williams to a season-ending injury, and the host team is still hungry for its first conference win of the season, so if we’re gonna get an upset, this could be it.
Saturday is Big Ten and PAC 12 day. #19 Nebraska at #28 Minnesota should be super fun, with the two teams sharing a nearly identical high score for the season, and with both also experiencing epic implosions as well. It’ll come down to who can go 20 for 20, but if both teams end up making that happen, it’s gonna be close.
Always a good meet is Penn State vs Ohio State. The #18 Buckeyes will travel to compete against the #32 Nittany Lions, and while the Buckeyes are clearly the stronger team this year, the Lions have been strong at home and have put on some really fantastic meets, so this one could be a nail-biter.
Also in the Big Ten, #7 Michigan will host #43 Michigan State, which should be an easy win for the Wolverines as they hope to improve on last weekend’s rough meet in Maryland.
On the west coast, #4 Utah will travel to #11 Oregon State, #5 UCLA hosts #29 Stanford, and #17 Washington hosts #49 Arizona State. UCLA will hope to improve on their hit rate, which has been good but not perfect, and I’m hoping that Elizabeth Price of Stanford will benefit from being at a school where the judging is a little more lenient. Utah, meanwhile, travels to a school where the judging is tougher, though they should be able to hold their own against the Beavers.
One of the best meets of the week will be #8 Boise State at #12 Denver. The Broncos had a phenomenal meet last weekend and were able to push into the top ten while Denver, once in the top ten, has been struggling recently, unable to field full lineups and counting scores far lower than their potential. With the two teams so close, this meet could cause the biggest lineup shift, and it’s looking to be a close-scoring meet as well.
All times listed are ET, the first team listed is the host team, and we’ll update any links as they are updated on each program’s schedule. Once the meet is finished, we’ll replace the links with results. Enjoy!
|FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10|
|7:00 pm||Eastern Michigan vs Kent State||Results (Eastern Michigan 195.750, Kent State 195.550)|
|Florida vs Georgia||Results (Florida 197.975, Georgia 196.525)|
|Kentucky vs Alabama||Results (Kentucky 197.475, Alabama 197.050)|
|NC State vs North Carolina, Pittsburgh, William & Mary||Results (North Carolina 195.675, NC State 195.025, Pittsburgh 194.075, William & Mary 193.025)|
|7:30 pm||La Crosse vs Stout||Results (La Crosse 190.200, Stout 187.500)|
|8:00 pm||Gustavus vs Hamline||Results (Gustavus 184.600, Hamline 184.350)|
|Harley Invitational (Eau Claire, SEMO, Winona State, Whitewater)||Results (Whitewater 188.900, SEMO 187.575, Winona State 186.850, Eau Claire 185.075)|
|Missouri vs George Washington, Iowa State, Lindenwood||Results (Missouri 195.725, Iowa State 195.350, George Washington 194.350, Lindenwood 194.100)|
|Oklahoma vs Auburn||Results (Oklahoma 198.075, Auburn 195.725)|
|8:30 pm||Arkansas vs LSU||Results (LSU 197.700, Arkansas 196.275)|
|9:00 pm||Arizona vs California||Results (Arizona 196.100, California 195.325)|
|Southern Utah vs Utah State||Results (Southern Utah 196.725, Utah State 195.725)|
|10:00 pm||San Jose State vs Sacramento State||Results (San Jose State 195.200, Sacramento State 193.900)|
|SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11|
|1:00 pm||Cornell vs Bridgeport, Brockport, Ithaca||Results (Cornell 194.450, Bridgeport 193.225, Brockport 189.550, Ithaca 189.150)|
|West Chester vs Springfield||Results (West Chester 194.400, Springfield 189.300)|
|2:00 pm||Michigan vs Michigan State||Results (Michigan 196.025, Michigan State 195.625)|
|2:30 pm||Bowling Green vs New Hampshire||Results (New Hampshire 194.700, Bowling Green 193.850)|
|5:00 pm||Iowa vs Illinois, UIC||Results (Iowa 196.475, Illinois 196.050, UIC 192.625)|
|Minnesota vs Nebraska||Results (Nebraska 196.550, Minnesota 194.900)|
|Oregon State vs Utah||Results (OSU 196.550, Utah 196.525)|
|UCLA vs Stanford||Results (UCLA 198.125, Stanford 194.175)|
|Washington vs Arizona State||Results (Washington 196.750, Arizona State 195.150)|
|7:00 pm||Penn State vs Ohio State||Results (Ohio State 195.950, Penn State 195.850)|
|Rutgers vs Maryland, Penn, Yale||Results (Maryland 195.050, Rutgers 194.150, Yale 193.050, Penn 190.825)|
|Texas Woman’s vs BYU, Centenary||Results (Texas Woman’s 195.625, BYU 195.450, Centenary 191.300)|
|8:00 pm||Air Force vs Seattle Pacific, UC Davis||Results (UC Davis 194.625, Air Force 194.500, Seattle Pacific 190.425)|
|Denver vs Boise State||Results (Denver 197.125, Boise State 197.075)|
|SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12|
|1:00 pm||Ball State vs Central Michigan||Results (Ball State 195.425, Central Michigan 194.000)|
|Brown vs Rhode Island, SCSU||Results (Brown 192.650, SCSU 190.850, Rhode Island 177.650)|
|Ursinus vs Cortland||Results (Ursinus 189.675, Cortland 185.975)|
|Western Michigan vs Northern Illinois||Results (Northern Illinois 195.350, Western Michigan 193.800)|
|2:00 pm||Towson vs North Carolina, Temple, West Virginia||Results (North Carolina 195.525, Towson 195.025, West Virginia 194.575, Temple 193.575)|
|3:00 pm||Illinois State vs SEMO||Results (Illinois State 193.475, SEMO 191.875)|
|WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15|
|6:00 pm||Cortland vs Ithaca||Video|
Article by Lauren Hopkins