Danielle Spencer, Arizona
We’ve somehow made it to the last week of “normal” competition in NCAA gymnastics, and what a season it’s been! With conference championships held next weekend, this week will mostly be a way for teams to step back, refocus, and prepare to end the regular season on a strong note, especially with regional seeding taking place at the conclusion of the conference meets, but there are still a number of big moments to keep an eye on beginning tonight.
The biggest isn’t a hugely competitive meet, but in spirit, it’s going to be the meet of the week because it’s Miss Val’s final meet at Pauley Pavilion, so you know UCLA is somehow going to surpass a 200 on Saturday when the number two team faces off against Utah State (No. 41). A ton of alums are flying in from all over the world to honor their former coach at this meet, and after earning a season-best 198.325 last week, the currently competing Bruins are ready to give it their all to send Miss Val off on a high note.
In terms of being the most exciting due to actual gymnastics, I’m here for Utah (No. 6) at Georgia (No. 8). As two of the most legendary NCAA programs in history, I’ve always enjoyed when they cross conferences to meet up in the regular season, and I fully expect this to be a blowout, especially as both programs have recently dropped in the rankings and are looking to regain some ground before the end of the season.
Top-ranked Oklahoma competed on Monday with a solid but low-key win, and they’ll hit the floor a second time tonight, hosting Alabama (No. 11). LSU (No. 4) also competes tonight, at Arizona (No. 31), and Denver (No. 5) will go on the road to conference rival Iowa State (No. 26), while fellow top-five program Florida (No. 3) has the week off.
I’m also excited to see Big Ten rivals Michigan (No. 7) and Minnesota (No. 9) compete against each other at a Missouri (No. 19) quad meet that will also feature top-ranked Division III program Centenary (No. 67), and Kentucky (No. 9) will also travel for a quad meet this weekend, meeting up with Boise State (No. 13) and Illinois State (No. 56) at Nebraska (No. 18).
The full schedule for week ten 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!
|MONDAY MARCH 11|
|7:30 pm||Oklahoma 197.575, Iowa State 196.275||Results|
|WEDNESDAY MARCH 13|
|8:30 pm||Arizona State 196.550, BYU 195.825, West Virginia 195,750||Results|
|FRIDAY MARCH 15|
|6:00 pm||Eastern Michigan 196.025, Kent State 193.900||Results|
|6:30 pm||Bowling Green 195.325, Western Michigan 194.075||Results|
|7:00 pm||Central Michigan 196.250, Northern Illinois 195.275||Results|
|William & Mary 192.450, Pennsylvania 191.900||Results|
|7:30 pm||Denver 197.225, Iowa State 195.925||Results|
|8:00 pm||Auburn 196.825, Air Force 193.275||Results|
|Minnesota 196.900, Missouri 196.800, Michigan 196.800, Centenary 189.200||Results|
|Oklahoma 198.275, Alabama 197.250||Results|
|9:00 pm||LSU 198.175, Arizona 196.225||Results|
|BYU 196.550, Southern Utah 195.925||Results|
|10:00 pm||Oregon State 196.550, Iowa 195.425, North Carolina 191.750, Seattle Pacific 190.625||Results|
|Washington 196.975, Illinois 195.600, UC Davis 194.850, Yale 194.725||Results|
|SATURDAY MARCH 16|
|12:00 pm||Bridgeport 194.425, Southern Conn. 192.100||Results|
|West Chester 193.300, Cornell 193.125||Results|
|4:00 pm||Georgia 197.525, Utah 197.450||Results|
|7:00 pm||Arkansas 196.525, Lindenwood 195.375, Texas Woman’s 192.175, S.E. Missouri 188.250||Results|
|UCLA 197.575, Utah State 194.850||Results|
|8:00 pm||Nebraska 197.675, Kentucky 197.200, Illinois State 191.625||Results|
|SUNDAY MARCH 17|
|1:00 pm||Brown 195.075, Bridgeport 194.825, Brown 194.075||Results|
|Rutgers 194.825, Cornell 193.000||Results|
|2:00 pm||Michigan State 194.975, Ball State 194.850, UIC 194.325, Alaska 192.250||Results|
|Maryland 196.450, George Washington 196.025, New Hampshire 195.050, Towson 194.000, Pittsburgh 193.850||Results|
|West Virginia 196.425, Penn State 195.525, NC State 195.300, Ohio State 194.925||Results|
|5:00 pm||California 197.575, Illinois 196.175, San Jose State 194.450, Sacramento State 192.100||Results|