NCAA Week 9 Preview and Schedule

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Alex Hyland

The SEC is super splintered this week, with most teams getting experience outside the conference, though No. 5 Florida at No. 20 Missouri is the exception on Friday night, with the Gators hoping for a big score on the road. With the RQS, Florida is currently counting a 196.325 from their third week of competition, but if they’re able to reach a solid 197, they’ll be in a much better position to rank up where LSU and Utah currently stand.

Otherwise in the SEC, we’ll see No. 6 Alabama at No. 35 North Carolina, No. 9 Kentucky hosting No. 21 Ohio State, No. 10 Arkansas hosting No. 36 Arizona, and No. 17 Georgia at the Elevate the Stage meet in August, where they’ll see competition from No. 16 Nebraska, No. 26 Stanford, and No. 33 Illinois.

The other top-ranked teams we’ll see on Friday night include No. 14 Boise State hosting No. 55 Sacramento State, No. 18 California hosting No. 29 Central Michigan, No. 19 George Washington at No. 46 Towson with No. 51 Rutgers along for the ride, and No. 24 BYU at No. 38 Utah State for an MRGC rival meet that should be tons of fun.

No. 1 Oklahoma, currently leading the RQS by over two tenths, competes on a slow Saturday meet day, hosting No. 7 Michigan while we’ll also see No. 11 Washington competing at No. 28 Southern Utah while No. 13 Arizona State will travel to No. 25 Minnesota, where they’ll hope to drop a 195.4 road score if they can look as good as they do at home to improve their ranking.

Sunday’s big meet is No. 3 LSU hosting No. 15 Auburn, which LSU is calling “Championships Sunday” since the SEC’s regular season title is on the line. LSU has already clinched a share of the title, but if they can put up a blow-out score (which you know they will), they’ll be able to secure their second straight regular season SEC title in a row. LSU’s scoring has been pretty chill at home for the most part, but the team’s last home meet saw the judges getting a little wild, so for something this big, I’m not expecting anything less than Carol-levels of insanity. Good for them, though. They look fabulous this year and are clearly the strongest in their conference.

No. 16 Nebraska and No. 19 George Washington will both be back for a two-meet weekend on Sunday, as the Huskers will host No. 2 UCLA, No. 23 Iowa State, and No. 37 Kent State while GWU returns home to host No. 32 Maryland, No. 46 Towson, and No. 51 Rutgers.

The WIAC Championships also take place on Sunday afternoon, with all eight WIAC programs coming together to fight for spots at nationals, and we can expect a super exciting battle between University of Wisconsin rivals La Crosse and Whitewater, ranked first and second in the conference in addition to being two of the best D3 teams in the country.

Looking into week ten, we’ll see No. 8 Oregon State hosting No. 24 BYU while No. 12 Denver will host No. 28 Southern Utah on Monday night, and on Thursday, No. 34 New Hampshire will host No. 52 Bridgeport.

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 MARCH 2
7:00 pm Kentucky 196.850, Ohio State 195.725 Results
Maryland 195.050, Yale 192.900, Pennsylvania 192.175 Results
NC State 196.075, New Hampshire 195.650 Results
George Washington 196.300, Towson 196.250, Rutgers 193.825 Results
7:30 pm Nebraska 196.700, Stanford 195.925, Illinois 195.900, Georgia 195.825 Results
8:00 pm Arkansas 197.275, Arizona 196.125 Results
Iowa 195.500, S.E. Missouri 192.750 Results
Missouri 196.925, Florida 196.700 Results
8:30 pm Alabama 197.525, North Carolina 194.925 Results
9:00 pm Boise State 196.725, Sacramento State 193.450 Results
BYU 196.200, Utah State 196.100 Results
10:00 pm California 196.925, Central Michigan 193.525 Results
UC Davis 196.350, Air Force 194.050 Results
SATURDAY MARCH 3
1:00 pm Ursinus 187.300, Rhode Island 181.150 Results
3:00 pm Ithaca 191.400, Cortland 190.725 Results
Washington 197.075, Southern Utah 196.075 Results
5:00 pm Minnesota 196.675, Arizona State 196.525 Results
Oklahoma 198.375, Michigan 197.175 Results
6:00 pm Cornell 192.950, Springfield 187.050 Results
SUNDAY MARCH 4
12:00 pm William & Mary 195.100, West Chester 193.450 Results
1:00 pm Eastern Michigan 194.225, Ball State 191.950 Results
Bridgeport 194.800, Brown 193.150, Southern Conn. 192.050, Brockport 190.975 Results
George Washington 196.825, Maryland 195.825, Towson 195.250, Rutgers 193.550 Results
2:00 pm Penn State 196.650, Pittsburgh 196.475, West Virginia 196.075, Temple 194.250 Results
3:00 pm Michigan State 194.275, Illinois-Chicago 194.075 Results
Illinois State vs Centenary
UCLA 197.500, Nebraska 197.175, Iowa State 195.575, Kent State 194.700 Results
Northern Illinois 195.750, Western Michigan 194.375 Results
Texas Woman’s 195.650, Iowa 195.525 Results
WIAC Championships (La Crosse 191.875, Whitewater 191.725, Hamline 189.700, Eau Claire 187.775, Gustavus 185.725, Winona State 184.900, Oshkosh 184.700, Stout 183.825) Results
3:30 pm LSU 198.100, Auburn 195.625 Results
5:00 pm Illinois 196.700, Lindenwood 195.625, Bowling Green 195.325 Results
San Jose State 195.050, Central Michigan 194.625, Air Force 194.500, Seattle Pacific 193.225 Results
MONDAY MARCH 5
9:00 pm Denver 197.300, Southern Utah 194.900 Results
10:00 pm Oregon State 196.975, BYU 196.375 Results
THURSDAY MARCH 8
7:00 pm New Hampshire 195.050, Bridgeport 193.500 Results
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