NCAA Week 5 Preview and Schedule

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Our fave Friday Night Heights must-watch is definitely No. 6 Kentucky at No. 2 LSU. While LSU should have a blow-out win at home against the Wildcats, especially coming off of a weak meet at last weekend’s Metroplex Challenge loss, it’s gonna be great to see this super hot Kentucky team compete under the generous LSU judges, so if they hit, even if they lose to the host team, they’ll still be looking at a potential team high this season.

Also in the SEC will be No. 8 Arkansas at No. 10 Alabama and No. 5 Florida at No. 17 Auburn. Bama and Auburn have been riding the struggle bus this season compared to last, though Auburn has made some big strides in recent weeks and will hopefully keep that up, while Bama’s last home meet was a rough one with mistakes on vault and beam so they’ll definitely want to make up for that tonight.

No. 16 Boise State will travel to No. 39 Utah State for an MRGC conference matchup, No. 20 Central Michigan will host No. 45 Southern Utah, and No. 21 Stanford will compete at a quad meet at No. 48 UC Davis alongside No. 40 San Jose State and Division II No. 65 Seattle Pacific.

If Friday’s a bit quiet compared to what we typically see, the weekend is a busy one. No. 3 Utah will compete Saturday afternoon against No. 15 Washington but the real Saturday action on the west coast is No. 12 Arizona State at No. 13 Oregon State. ASU, once at the bottom of the Pac, is now third-best, but the Beavers are a close fourth, just eight thousandths behind the Sun Devils, who have defeated five of six teams they’ve faced so far this season. This will be super close and super exciting, and as someone who loves both underdog teams, I can’t wait to see the outcome.

The SEC also gets a meet in on Saturday, with No. 14 Georgia hosting No. 23 Missouri, and we’ll also get a Big Ten matchup between No. 9 Nebraska and No. 22 Minnesota, while No. 11 Denver will host a quad that will include No. 18 BYU, No. 34 Bowling Green, and No. 44 Ball State.

The meet of the week is on Sunday afternoon, with No. 1 Oklahoma traveling to No. 4 UCLA. Get ready for nonstop pretty gymnastics from these teams, both of which have been on fire in recent weeks. Maggie Nichols has yet to get a 10 this season, and the UCLA judges have been pretty much like “everything’s perfect!!!” in the past, so this could be her week, and I’m also thinking Kyla Ross, Peng Peng Lee, and a few others are probably crossing their fingers for a few tens as well. Just prepare yourself for bananas scoring either way, but also prepare yourself for gorgeous gymnastics and beauty.

No. 7 Michigan also competes on Sunday, hosting No. 36 Maryland, while No. 19 Arizona will compete at No. 31 Cal, and No. 25 George Washington will host a quad featuring No. 32 Kent State, No. 57 William & Mary, and Division III No. 79 Oshkosh.

Some DII and III teams will see some competitive action on Monday and Wednesday, officially part of Week 6, but I threw them in here since the likelihood of me getting out the Week 6 schedule in time is slim to none. 🙂 On Monday, No. 62 West Chester hosts No. 73 Ursinus, and on Wednesday in the WIAC, No. 75 Hamline will travel to No. 77 Eau Claire.

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 FEBRUARY 2
1:30 pm Texas Woman’s 193.700, Centenary 185.700 Results
6:00 pm Eastern Michigan 194.900, Illinois-Chicago 194.250 Results
7:00 pm Florida 197.400, Auburn 197.000 Results
Southern Utah 195.825, Central Michigan 195.675 Results
New Hampshire 196.125, North Carolina 195.075 Results
7:30 pm Hamline 186.150, Stout 184.525 Results
Iowa State 196.200, West Virginia 195.025, Northern Illinois 194.375, Yale 192.800 Results
La Crosse 189.600, Eau Claire 183.750, Gustavus 179.875 Results
Western Michigan 191.700, S.E. Missouri 191.650 Results
8:00 pm Illinois 195.325, Iowa 195.150 Results
8:30 pm Alabama 197.000, Arkansas 196.350 Results
LSU 197.225, Kentucky 196.700 Results
9:00 pm Boise State 196.625, Utah State 195.150 Results
10:00 pm Stanford 196.050, UC Davis 195.150, San Jose State 192.975, Seattle Pacific 190.750 Results
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3
1:00 pm Pennsylvania 192.675, Cornell 192.400 Results
Southern Conn. 189.525, Rhode Island 177.550 Results
2:00 pm Georgia 197.000, Missouri 195.850 Results
NC State 194.600, Temple 193.875, Pittsburgh 193.125, Towson 192.050 Results
3:30 pm Utah 197.700, Washington 196.250 Results
5:30 pm Oregon State 196.725, Arizona State 194.950 Results
7:00 pm Ohio State 195.850, Rutgers 194.800, West Chester 191.600, Whitewater 191.275 Results
8:00 pm Denver 196.750, Ball State 195.450, BYU 194.875, Bowling Green 194.525 Results
Nebraska 196.850, Minnesota 196.375 Results
10:00 pm Air Force 193.100, Sacramento State 193.000, Alaska 190.125 Results
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4
12:00 pm Bridgeport 194.350, Brown 190.900, Rhode Island 177.100 Results
Springfield 188.700, Cortland 187.000 Results
1:00 pm Brockport 188.925, Ithaca 188.575 Results
George Washington 196.525, Kent State 195.325, William & Mary 193.225, Oshkosh 190.975 Results
Penn State 195.600, Michigan State 195.550 Results
2:00 pm Michigan 196.875, Maryland 195.050 Results
3:00 pm Texas Woman’s 192.650, Centenary 189.750 Results
4:00 pm Oklahoma 198.050, UCLA 197.950 Results
5:00 pm California 195.950, Arizona 194.425 Results
Lindenwood 193.600, Illinois State 191.200, Winona State 186.825 Results
MONDAY FEBRUARY 5
7:00 pm West Chester 192.250, Ursinus 186.075 Results
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7
7:00 pm Eau Claire 185.625, Hamline 185.550 Results
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