This week, the meet I’m most looking forward to is Georgia (No. 6) at Missouri (No. 13). The Gym Dogs have been crushing it at home for the most part this season, but when they go on the road, they start to slip a bit, letting the nerves show. Missouri, meanwhile, has none of the flash that Georgia brings in many of its routines, but they’ve been so unbelievably consistent this year and though they have a few losses on their schedule, most have been super close, even against top programs (they were just a tenth and a half back from Denver and were tenths behind Alabama last week). With that kind of record, this could end up being an incredibly close and down-to-the-wire kind of meet.
Also in the SEC’s Friday Night Heights, Florida (No. 2) hosts Auburn (No. 12), LSU (No. 5) travels to Kentucky (No. 17), and Alabama (No. 8) travels to Arkansas (No. 22). Auburn is somewhat surprisingly undefeated in the conference so far this season, but based on how Florida has looked in recent weeks, I think that will come to an end tonight, and both LSU and Alabama have opportunities to increase their road scores this week, important now that we’re getting closer to RQS rankings.
Top-ranked Oklahoma will get some conference play this weekend when they travel to Denver (No. 7). The Pioneers had a season-best meet on the road last weekend, and will be coming home with a renewed sense of energy and commitment that could help them actually rival the usually unbeatable Sooners, who have had some uncharacteristic falls over the past two meets and could continue to face some issues with their lineups if Maggie Nichols is still out on two events.
On Sunday, UCLA (No. 3) will have a second road meet in a row, traveling to Washington (No. 12) where they’ll hope for another huge away score. At just four one-thousandths away from re-claiming second place in the standings, this will be a super important meet for the Bruins, but scoring has been notoriously tight in Seattle this season, so we’ll see how the judges reward them this week.
Utah (No. 4) will host California (No. 14) on Saturday, where they’ll be hoping to get some revenge after the Golden Bears took them down last season, while Boise State (No. 9) competes in an MRGC match-up on Friday night against Utah State (No. 32), and Michigan (No. 10) will host Big Ten rival Iowa (No. 40) on Sunday.
Also keep your eye out for the rising Oregon State (No. 11), which is currently just a tenth back from breaking into the top ten after climbing up nine spots in the rankings following week five. They’re competing at Arizona (No. 25) this weekend and will hope to repeat last week’s incredible showing, so I hope they’ll be able to keep the momentum going.
Additionally, Nebraska (No. 13) will host Minnesota (No. 21) in a really exciting Big Ten battle on Saturday. BYU (No. 14) should have the run of the show at an Air Force (No. 50) quad meet that will also feature D2’s Seattle Pacific (No. 62) and D3’s Springfield (No. 73), Ohio State (No. 15) faces Maryland (No. 39) for the first time in years on Friday night, and Arizona State (No. 19) will host Stanford (No. 24) on Sunday afternoon.
The full schedule for week six 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 FEBRUARY 8|
|6:00 pm||Eastern Michigan 194.850, Western Michigan 193.725||Results|
|6:30 pm||Lindenwood 195.350, Ball State 194.075, Bowling Green 192.625||Results|
|7:00 pm||Florida 197.850, Auburn 196.700||Results|
|George Washington 195.400, New Hampshire 194.925, Yale 194.050, William & Mary 189.925||Results|
|Maryland 195.950, Ohio State 194.250||Results|
|Stout 188.825, Winona State 183.675||Results|
|Whitewater 185.350, Hamline 179.875||Results|
|7:30 pm||Iowa State 195.375, Southern Utah 195.250||Results|
|La Crosse 186.750, Oshkosh 184.675||Results|
|Northern Illinois 194.725, S.E. Missouri 186.825||Results|
|8:00||Alabama 196.700, Arkansas 195.800||Results|
|Illinois 195.100, Michigan State 194.575||Results|
|Georgia 196.300, Missouri 195.900||Results|
|8:30 pm||Kentucky 197.150, LSU 196.025||Results|
|9:00 pm||Oregon State 196.350, Arizona 195.475||Results|
|Boise State 196.075, Utah State 194.975||Results|
|10:00 pm||Sacramento State 192.600, San Jose State 192.500||Results|
|SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9|
|11:00 am||West Chester 192.625, Cortland 186.975, Ursinus 186.150||Results|
|3:00 pm||Utah 197.150, California 196.225||Results|
|4:00 pm||Cornell 194.000, Brockport 192.575, Ithaca 189.375||Results|
|NC State 196.400, Pittsburgh 194.825||Results|
|North Carolina 195.075, Towson 193.000||Results|
|5:00 pm||Eau Claire 185.100, Gustavus 183.825||Results|
|UIC 194.700, Illinois State 193.525||Results|
|6:00 pm||Alaska 194.100, UC Davis 193.875||Results|
|Minnesota 196.600, Nebraska 196.375||Results|
|7:00 pm||Rutgers 196.050, Penn State 195.825||Results|
|9:00 pm||Air Force 196.425, Air Force 194.775, Seattle Pacific 190.500, Springfield 185.775||Results|
|SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10|
|1:00 pm||Brown 193.900, Southern Conn. 191.675, Rhode Island College 182.200||Results|
|Central Michigan 195.175, Kent State 194.925||Results|
|West Virginia 195.250, Bridgeport 194.775, Pennsylvania 193.825, Temple 193.575||Results|
|4:00 pm||Oklahoma 197.700, Denver 197.400||Results|
|Michigan 197.350, Iowa 195.375||Results|
|6:00 pm||Arizona State 196.375, Stanford 195.000||Results|
|UCLA 197.600, Washington 196.000||Results|