As always, the weekend kicks off with a bunch of SEC meets for Friday Night Heights, with Kentucky and Florida — both tied at No. 5 — my most anticipated. Florida has shown that it can once again be a national contender this year, but they’ve also showed some weaknesses and so facing a stronger-than-ever Kentucky at home won’t be an easy challenge as it may have been in the past.
Other SEC meets include No. 1 LSU hosting No. 9 Alabama, No. 10 Arkansas traveling to No. 24 Missouri, and No. 16 Auburn at No. 28 Georgia. Of these, I’m anxious to see if Georgia can keep up the momentum after a great meet on Monday, especially now that we should see them add depth on vault and bars, and I’m hoping for more beautiful routines from the breathtaking Razorbacks. And were LSU and Bama were once stronger rivals, I don’t think the Crimson Tide has a prayer of winning this one, but anything can happen.
Also on Friday is No. 2 Utah hosting No. 25 Oregon State, No. 3 Michigan at No. 21 Illinois, and former MRGC rivals No. 7 Denver and No. 8 Boise State facing off at a quad meet in Boise that will also include No. 43 Illinois-Chicago and No. 59 Seattle Pacific.
If Friday is about the south, then Saturday belongs to the west coast, with a few great Pac 12 rivalry meets coming to you tomorrow, including No. 13 Washington hosting No. 23 Cal, which is coming off of a weaker-than-expected start to the season and will hope to turn things around in Seattle. We’ll also see No. 4 UCLA try to build on an already solid foundation on the road at No. 17 Arizona, but my favorite meet will be watching underdogs No. 11 Arizona State at No. 20 Stanford, with both programs coming out of a rough 2017 looking renewed in spirit and ready to fight.
The still unranked Oklahoma comes back on Sunday for a second week three meet after a blowout win against Georgia on Monday. They’ll see action at home against conference rival No. 15 Iowa State as well as DII Texas Woman’s, and I’m also looking forward to seeing No. 18 West Virginia’s meet, hosting No. 27 George Washington and No. 34 Towson.
The full schedule is below. 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 add results. Enjoy!
|FRIDAY JANUARY 19|
|1:00 pm||BYU 195.750, Southern Utah 194.475||Results|
|6:00 pm||Bowling Green 195.025, Eastern Michigan 193.950||Results|
|7:00 pm||Georgia 196.725, Auburn 196.375||Results|
|Kent State 195.925, Northern Illinois 195.200||Results|
|Florida 196.325, Kentucky 195.950||Results|
|Maryland 195.550, Penn State 195.025||Results|
|North Carolina 195.300, Temple 194.375||Results|
|Stout 186.575, Eau Claire 185.475||Results|
|7:30 pm||La Crosse 187.900, Hamline 184.100||Results|
|Winona State 185.875, Oshkosh 181.400||Results|
|8:00 pm||Michigan 194.975, Illinois 194.325||Results|
|Iowa 195.725, Ohio Sate 195.300||Results|
|Lindenwood 194.500, Alaska 188.300, Centenary 184.125||Results|
|Missouri 196.325, Arkansas 196.150||Results|
|8:30 pm||LSU 197.450, Alabama 196.725||Results|
|9:00 pm||Boise State 195.850, Denver 195.050, Illinois-Chicago 192.375, Seattle Pacific 186.875||Results|
|Utah 197.450, Oregon State 196.300||Results|
|Utah State 195.450, San Jose State 194.275, Sacramento State 193.275||Results|
|SATURDAY JANUARY 20|
|1:00 pm||Springfield 186.200, Rhode Island 177.625||Results|
|Penn 191.900, Yale 191.475||Results|
|2:00 pm||Central Michigan 195.600, Western Michigan 195.425||Results|
|Pittsburgh 196.225, New Hampshire 195.175||Results|
|3:30 pm||Washington 196.325, California 194.850||Results|
|4:00 pm||NC State 196.350, Ball State 194.750, William & Mary 193.300||Results|
|5:00 pm||Minnesota 196.075, Michigan State 194.925||Results|
|Arizona State 196.250, Stanford 195.650||Results|
|Whitewater 188.500, Gustavus 176.850||Results|
|6:00 pm||UCLA 197.300, Arizona 195.750||Results|
|8:00 pm||Nebraska 196.300, Rutgers 192.975||Results|
|SUNDAY JANUARY 21|
|11:00 am||Cornell 192.500, Southern Conn. 189.825, Cortland 185.150||Results|
|1:00 pm||Bridgeport 193.275, Brown 191.250||Results|
|West Chester 191.725, Ursinus 186.800||Results|
|2:00 pm||George Washington 195.575, West Virginia 195.400, Towson 194.000||Results|
|3:00 pm||Illinois State 188.825, Alaska 186.150||Results|
|Brockport 188.375, Ithaca 186.950||Results|
|4:00 pm||Oklahoma 197.525, Iowa State 194.975, Texas Woman’s 191.425||Results|