2009 Women's Gymnastics Pre-Season Coaches Poll Released

Nov. 21, 2008

The UCLA gymnastics team will open the 2009 season ranked No. 4 in the preseason coaches poll. The Bruins collected four first-place votes, second-most amongst all schools. UCLA finished seventh overall at last year's NCAA Championships.

Fellow 2008 NCAA Championship qualifiers Stanford (third overall) and Oregon State (11th overall) round out the pre-season top 10 for the Conference of Champions. The Cardinal, only 23 points behind UCLA, will open the 2009 season ranked No. 5. The Beavers commence with a No. 9 ranking.

Also earning recognition in the 2009 Women's Pre-season Coaches Poll are No. 18 Arizona and No. 24 Arizona State.

The 2009 season opens on the second weekend of January.

2009 Women's Pre-Season Coaches Poll
1. Georgia - 814 points (26 first-place votes)
2. Utah - 770 (2)
3. Florida - 742
4. UCLA - 699 (4)
5. STANFORD - 676
6. Alabama - 640
7. LSU - 634
8. Michigan - 579 (1)
9. OREGON STATE - 526
10. Oklahoma - 525
11. Nebraska - 487
12. Arkansas - 467
13. Penn State - 382
14. Denver - 370
15. Auburn - 323
16. Illinois - 230
17. Michigan State - 228
18. ARIZONA - 218
19t. Boise State - 216
19t. Missouri - 216
21. Ohio State - 165
22. Minnesota - 135
23. West Virginia - 106
24. ARIZONA STATE - 95
25. Kentucky - 84

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