Defining weekend ahead for #Pac12Gym teams

SAN FRANCISCO-- The coming weekend features three Pac-12 Gymnastics match-ups between top-25 teams, including a high-stakes showdown between No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 UTAH. The Bruins slipped ahead of the Red Rocks in the rankings this week, and the pair will go head to head this Saturday at 7 p.m. PT on ESPNU. 

UCLA's rise in the national rankings came thanks to their 198.125 team score against STANFORD. This marks the highest team score in the nation so far this season and the highest for UCLA since their win in the 2004 national championship.

The Bruins also took home two perfect 10.0s this past weekend, both on the bars, from freshman Madison Kocian and senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee. UCLA also had a perfect vault scored by sophomore Madison Preston, who earned a career-high 9.95 on a Yurchenko layout full that has a start value of 9.95.

The two top all-arounders in the Conference will go head-to-head this weekend in the big Utah-UCLA match-up. Both freshmen and 2016 Olympians, UTAH's MyKayla Skinner and UCLA's Madison Kocian are averaging 39.583 (2nd nationally) and 39.350 (18th nationally) respectively in the all-around. Both have also claimed Pac-12 Gymnast and Freshman of the Week honors this season. 

Other top-25 match-ups this coming weekend include No. 12 OREGON STATE at No. 18 CALIFORNIA and No. 25 ARIZONA at No. 14 WASHINGTON. Both meets will be televised on Pac-12 Networks. 

The Pac-12 added a sixth team to the top-25 rankings this week in No. 25 ARIZONA. The GymCats are now averaging a 195.038 team score thanks to a season-high 196.100 in their upset win over CALIFORNIA. 

ARIZONA wasn't the only team to come away with an upset last weekend, No. 12 OREGON STATE also got a close upset win over UTAH thanks to senior Kaytianna McMillan's meet-clinching floor routine. McMillian earned Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honors for her all-around effort. 

Pac-12 Championships are quickly approaching and will take place Saturday, March 18 on campus at Stanford. Click here for tickets and more information. 

This week’s national rankings mark the last week of the season in which season average will be used to determine team and individual rankings. Starting Monday, Feb. 20, the rankings will be based on regional qualifying score (RQS). The RQS takes the six best scores—three which must be road scores—dropping the high and averaging the remaining five scores.
 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Saturday, Feb. 18

TV/Stream

Time

STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE

 Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area

 12:00 p.m. PT

No. 12 OREGON STATE at No. 18 CALIFORNIA

 Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Bay Area

 4:30 p.m. PT

No. 4 UCLA at No. 5 UTAH

 ESPNU

 7:00 p.m. PT

Sunday, Feb. 19

 

 

No. 25 ARIZONA at No. 14 WASHINGTON

 Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Washington

 1:00 p.m. PT

Monday, Feb. 20

 

 

Bridgeport, Utah State at No. 4 UCLA

 Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles

 1:00 p.m. PT

 


RECENT RESULTS

Friday, Feb. 10

Results

No. 18 CALIFORNIA at No. 25 ARIZONA

 ARIZONA, 196.100 - 195.325

Saturday, Feb. 11

 

STANFORD at No. 4 UCLA

  UCLA, 198.125 - 194.175 

ARIZONA STATE at No. 14 WASHINGTON

 WASHINGTON, 196.750 - 195.150

No. 5 UTAH at No. 12 OREGON STATE

 OREGON STATE, 196.550 - 196.525

 


RECORDS 

Teams

Ave.

Pac-12 Record

Overall Record

UCLA

 197.025

3-0

4-1

Utah

 196.879

2-1

7-1

Oregon State

 196.075

2-1

6-1

California

 195.785

3-2

8-2

Stanford

 194.533

2-2

5-6

Arizona

 195.038

1-2

9-3

Washington

 195.875

1-3

3-5

Arizona State

 193.604

0-3

2-6

 

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