Shannon Evans of BYU
The top two SEC programs – Florida (No. 3) and LSU (No. 5) – meet in Baton Rouge tonight for the must-see meet of the week (though I think the Lexie Priessman and Amelia Hundley “rival teams but BFFs” fluff is going to be even more of a must-see event for me #ShippingSince2010).
LSU got off to a bit of a slower start than expected, and they’re still looking to break that 197 mark that only four teams so far have reached this year, but it’s LSU at home with a big rival competitor. They’ll make it happen.
The Gators, meanwhile, will hope to build on a solid opening. While watching them vault last week, I was like oof, this is going to be a rough season if this is any indication. Then they got to bars and were like “just kidding.” They looked incredible for the rest of the evening, including a brilliant debut from Trinity Thomas, so if they can keep that going tonight, this is going to be a close one.
Oklahoma (No. 1) competes at a low-key tri-meet on Saturday afternoon against North Carolina (No. 34) and Ball State (No. 46), while Utah (No. 4) will see some Pac 12 action at Oregon State (No. 21). Oklahoma is like, hey, is it April yet, and Utah also looks super strong, but I’m hoping we see the Beavers make some progress to improve their ranking this weekend.
After a whirlwind week for viral legend Katelyn Ohashi, it’s probably nice that UCLA (No. 2) gets the weekend off before returning early in week four. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing how Georgia (No. 10) and Alabama (No. 17) can turn things around in tonight’s meet-up, and I’m very excited to see if Rocky Mountain range faves BYU (No. 6). Boise State (No. 7), and Denver (No. 8) can keep the magic alive to stay in the top ten. The first two are hitting the road this week, which is always tough, but the Pioneers will return home and could definitely see a rise in the standings after tonight.
Michigan (No. 10) will also return home tonight after two road meets that took them to Cancun and Tuscaloosa (same thing amirite) and I have a feeling it’s going to be a hell of a welcome party for freshman Natalie Wojcik, who will probably get a 10 on vault if she sticks it. Even if she doesn’t stick it, I hope they give her a backdated 10 for what she did in week one because, as Tyra Banks says…
The full schedule for week three 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 the results. Enjoy!
|FRIDAY JANUARY 18|
|6:00 pm||Kentucky 195.275, Arkansas 193.875||Results|
|7:00 pm||Lindenwood 194.550, Winona State 183.950||Results|
|Michigan 195.975, Michigan State 194.050||Results|
|New Hampshire 194.925, Pittsburgh 193.725, Bridgeport 193.575, Temple 191.850||Results|
|Northern Illinois 194.675, Eastern Michigan 194.300, Western Michigan 192.000||Results|
|Stout 187.575, Whitewater 186.000||Results|
|NC State 184.600, William & Mary 192.150, Towson 191.975, Cornell 191.725||Results|
|7:30 pm||Alabama 196.900, Georgia 196.875||Results|
|Iowa State 194.150, Illinois State 191.275||Results|
|La Crosse 186.700, Hamline 180.850||Results|
|San Jose State 193.225, S.E. Missouri 189.800||Results|
|9:00 pm||Washington 196.525, Arizona 195.650||Results|
|Florida 197.500, LSU 197.425||Results|
|Boise State 195.400, Southern Utah 194.325||Results|
|BYU 194.575, Utah State 193.875||Results|
|10:00 pm||UC Davis 195.225, Seattle Pacific 192.625||Results|
|SATURDAY JANUARY 19|
|Nebraska 194.850, Rutgers 194.325||Results|
|Yale 193.775, Pennsylvania 192.350||Results|
|2:00 pm||Auburn 195.825, Missouri 194.975||Results|
|Oklahoma 197.000, North Carolina 195.150, Ball State 193.600||Results|
|3:00 pm||Illinois 195.075, Maryland 194.950||Results|
|3:30 pm||Ohio State 196.075, Penn State 194.850||Results|
|4:00 pm||UIC 195.200, Bowling Green 194.825||Results|
|5:00 pm||Minnesota 195.475, Iowa 194.350||Results|
|Utah 197.150, Oregon State 195.500||Results|
|Oshkosh 183.825, Gustavus 179.450||Results|
|6:00 pm||Centenary 188.100, Eau Claire 185.725||Results|
|8:00 pm||West Virginia 194.750, Air Force 193.675, Cortland 180.475||Results|
|Denver 196.175, Central Michigan 193.250, Texas Woman’s 190.200, Sacramento State 190.150||Results|
|SUNDAY JANUARY 20|
|West Chester 188.925, Ursinus 183.125||Results|