This week in Pac-12 gymnastics
All eight Pac-12 gymnastics teams have now officially started their 2015 seasons. The Conference is 7-4-1 against other conferences with two of the losses coming against #13 STANFORD in the NorCal Classic and two coming against the SEC. The Pac-12 is 5-2-1 against the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and 2-0 against the Mountain Rim Conference. UCLA and OREGON STATE kicked off head-to-head Pac-12 action Monday night as the Bruins beat the Beavers 196.000-195.450. This weekend will feature more non-conference action as several Pac-12 squads hit the road. Conference head-to-head action continues Monday as UCLA hosts #18 ARIZONA.
Golden Bears on a roll: For the first time since 1992, CALIFORNIA is off to a 5-0 start. The Golden Bears are also ranked at #10 in the most recent national rankings, based on average team score. CALIFORNIA hopes to continue their success Friday at San Jose State.
UTAH in the top 5 nationally in every event: The Utes are ranked in the top 5 in the country in team average (#4), vault (#5), bars (#4), beam (#3) and floor (#3).UTAH’s home opener is this Friday as they host Boise State, Southern Utah, and UC-Davis.
5 Pac-12 gymnastics teams ranked: Five Pac-12 gymnastics teams are ranked in the most recent national top 25: #4 UTAH, #10 CALIFORNIA, #13 STANFORD, #18 ARIZONA, and #20 ARIZONA STATE. The rankings are based on average team score. The three Pac-12 teams that are not ranked had not yet competed by the time the rankings came out on Mon., Jan. 12.
Pac-12 gymnastics on tour: Several Pac-12 gymnastics teams will hit the road this weekend to play teams all over the country. On Friday, WASHINGTON travels to Raleigh, N.C. to take on North Carolina State, #20 ARIZONA STATE travels to Lexington, Ky. to take on Kentucky, and #10 CALIFORNIA heads south to San Jose, Calif. to take on Sam Jose State. On Sunday, #13 STANFORD will go to Philadelphia to take on Penn and Bridgeport while OREGON STATE heads to Ames, Iowa to compete against Iowa State and Southeast Missouri State.
UPCOMING PAC-12 GYMNASTICS SCHEDULE
Fri., Jan. 16
WASHINGTON at North Carolina State 4 p.m. PT
# 20 ARIZONA STATE at Kentucky 5 p.m. MT
vs.Illinois-Chigaco, Sacramento State, Wisconsin- Stout 7 p.m. MT
#10 CALIFORNIA at San Jose State 7 p.m. PT
Sat., Jan. 17
#4 UTAH vs. #24 So. Utah, Boise State, UC Davis 7 p.m. MT
Sun., Jan. 18
#13 STANFORD at Penn 10 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE at Iowa State 12 p.m. PT
with Southeast Missouri State
Mon., Jan. 19
UCLA vs. #18 ARIZONA 1 p.m. PT