We kick off week four with a Big Ten match between No. 35 Maryland and No. 42 Iowa. I’ve been surprised to see Iowa dip so much this season thus far thanks to a weak first two weeks of road meets, but they got back in the groove at home last weekend and I think are generally a stronger program than Maryland, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can make it through tonight’s contest with no major mistakes.
For Friday Night Heights, the big meet is No. 5 Florida hosting No. 1 Oklahoma, which should be awesome, especially if Florida is in top shape, though the Sooners have the clear edge even on the road. Additionally, No. 6 Kentucky will compete at No. 16 Auburn, No. 7 Alabama will host No. 17 Missouri, and No. 10 Arkansas will host No. 11 Georgia, with the Razorbacks looking excellent this season while the Gymdogs have been thriving after a bumpy first meet, so this could be a great one.
Also big on Friday is No. 3 Utah at No. 21 Arizona and No. 9 Boise State at No. 38 Southern Utah.
Saturday’s must-watch is the always-entertaining Metroplex Challenge, which will feature No. 2 LSU against No. 4 UCLA on neutral ground, making for a super entertaining fight I’m sure, and we’ll also see No. 14 Washington and No. 28 NC State, both of which had excellent week three competitions to bump them up in the standings.
From the Big Ten, No. 8 Michigan will travel to No. 12 Nebraska for another away meet after not cracking 195 on the road in week three, which could make things interesting, and we’ll also see No. 32 Penn State and No. 33 Illinois battle it out, No. 36 Ohio State will host No. 27 Minnesota with No. 63 Illinois State along for the ride, and No. 45 Michigan State hosts No. 56 Rutgers in a quad meet that also includes No. 26 Pittsburgh and No. 48 Eastern Michigan.
In the west, No. 13 Denver hosts No. 40 Utah State, and No. 18 Oregon State finally gets a home meet after getting low-balled on the road so far this season; visiting No. 23 Stanford will also hope to improve its ranking here after a decent start but relatively low scores so far due to a lack of depth.
Sunday wraps up with a few strong meets, notably with No. 14 Arizona State hosting No. 29 Cal, which has struggled a bit so far this season, while No. 19 Central Michigan will travel to No. 43 Northern Illinois, and No. 20 Kent State hopes to continue a solid start at No. 47 Ball State.
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!
|THURSDAY JANUARY 25|
|6:00 pm||Iowa 196.000, Maryland 195.350||Results|
|FRIDAY JANUARY 26|
|7:00 pm||Arkansas 197.175, Georgia 196.125||Results|
|Florida 198.150, Oklahoma 198.125||Results|
|S.E. Missouri 192.700, Pennsylvania 192.200||Results|
|Stout 185.275, Gustavus 179.050||Results|
|North Carolina 194.600, Towson 194.275, Yale 192.050, Ursinus 187.425||Results|
|Whitewater 187.525, Winona State 186.400, Hamline 183.675||Results|
|7:30 pm||Iowa State 195.275, Texas Woman’s 191.050||Results|
|8:00 pm||Utah 197.550, Arizona 196.325||Results|
|8:30 pm||Alabama 195.850, Missouri 194.525||Results|
|Kentucky 196.700, Auburn 196.250||Results|
|9:00 pm||BYU 196.400, Air Force 192.775||Results|
|Boise State 195.475, Southern Utah 193.475||Results|
|10:00 pm||San Jose State 194.425, Sacramento State 191.775||Results|
|Lindenwood 193.875, Seattle Pacific 190.725, Eau Claire 184.900||Results|
|West Virginia 195.050, UC Davis 194.200, Illinois-Chicago 193.025||Results|
|SATURDAY JANUARY 27|
|1:00 pm||West Chester 192.050, Cortland 185.350, Rhode Island 174.800||Results|
|2:00 pm||Southern Conn. 191.000, Brockport 190.975, Brown 190.600, Springfield 188.300||Results|
|3:00 pm||Nebraska 196.875, Michigan 196.525||Results|
|La Crosse 188.400, Oshkosh 183.900||Results|
|4:00 pm||Ohio State 196.775, Minnesota 195.775, Illinois State 190.875||Results|
|Illinois 195.750, Penn State 195.475||Results|
|5:30 pm||Oregon State 196.975, Stanford 195.550||Results|
|7:00 pm||Michigan State 195.525, Eastern Michigan 194.950, Rutgers 194.225, Pittsburgh 193.125||Results|
|8:00 pm||Denver 196.675, Utah State 195.000||Results|
|UCLA 197.625, LSU 197.375, Washington 196.525, NC State 195.825||Results|
|SUNDAY JANUARY 28|
|1:00 pm||Ball State 195.600, Kent State 193.600||Results|
|George Washington 196.175, New Hampshire 195.925||Results|
|Temple 193.225, Cornell 191.600, S.E. Missouri 189.325, Ithaca 188.075||Results|
|Western Michigan 195.675, Bowling Green 194.825||Results|
|2:00 pm||Arizona State 196.800, California 194.850||Results|
|3:00 pm||Central Michigan 195.650, Northern Illinois 194.950||Results|