Pac-12 gymnastics teams enter final weekend of conference competition
SAN FRANCISCO -- Only two weeks remain in the gymnastics regular season, with each Pac-12 team competing in its final regular season conference meet this coming weekend. All 8 teams will then close out the regular season the weekend of March 11 with non-conference meets, including No. 19 CALIFORNIA and No. 5 UTAH taking on national powers No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 8 Georgia, respectively.
Six Pac-12 teams are ranked among the top 25 in the nation in the RQS this week, with No. 23 ARIZONA re-joining the rankings. Other ranked Pac-12 gymnastics teams include No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 UTAH, No. 9 OREGON STATE, No. 17 WASHINGTON, and No. 19 CALIFORNIA.
In the individual rankings, five of the nation's top-12 all-arounders hail from the Pac-12, the most in that group of any conference. UTAH freshman MyKayla Skinner has held strong at No. 2 in the nation most of the season. UCLA freshman Madison Kocian is No. 4, OREGON STATE's Kaytianna McMillan is No. 7, and WASHINGTON's Hailey Burleson and UTAH's Baely Rowe are tied at No. 12.
UTAH freshman phenom MyKayla Skinner continues to build on her position as the most decorated "Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week" of all time. She has now won the award six times in her first season in the Pac-12.
UCLA is leading the conference on bars and beam, and ranks second nationally on bars and third nationally on beam. Impressively, three different UCLA gymnasts rank among the top 10 in the nation on the beam: No. 5 Katelyn Ohashi, No. 7 Kyla Ross, and No. 9 Madison Kocian. Additionally, Ross ranks first in the nation on the bars, with teammate Christine Peng Peng Lee coming it at fourth in the nation on bars.
MyKayla Skinner and UTAH lead the conference on floor and vault. Skinner ranks third nationally on the floor exercise and ninth nationally on vault, leading her team to fifth and fourth place team rankings on floor and vault respectively.
UCLA's dual meet win over Arizona last weekend marked the 700th all-time victory for UCLA. Since 1977, the Bruins have posted an overall record of 700-206-3. Head coach Valorie Kondos Field has 488 of those victories in her 27 years as head coach.
This weekend's slate includes two battles of top-25 ranked teams as No. 17 WASHINGTON visits Corvallis to take on No. 9 OREGON STATE and No. 4 UCLA hosts No. 19 CALIFORNIA. Both meets take place this coming Sunday afternoon and will air on Pac-12 Networks.
Pac-12 Championships are quickly approaching and will take place Saturday, March 18 on campus at Stanford. Click here for tickets.
|Friday, March 3||TV/Stream||Time|
|STANFORD at No. 5 UTAH||Utah Live Stream||6:00 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, March 5|
|ARIZONA STATE at No. 23 ARIZONA||Pac-12 Arizona||12:00 p.m. PT|
|No. 17 WASHINGTON at No. 9 OREGON STATE||Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington||12:00 p.m. PT|
|No. 19 CALIFORNIA at No. 4 UCLA||Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Bay Area||1:00 p.m. PT|
|Friday, Feb. 24||Results|
|No. 18 WASHINGTON at No. 11 Kentucky, with No. 23 Illinois and Northern Illinois||WASH 3rd, 196.450|
|No. 10 OREGON STATE at STANFORD||OSU, 197.125-196.325|
|Saturday, Feb. 25|
|ARIZONA at No. 6 UCLA||UCLA, 197.725-196.275|
|No. 19 CALIFORNIA at No. 15 Nebraska, with No. 20 Utah State and Southeast Missouri||CAL 2nd, 196.400|
|No. 5 UTAH at ARIZONA STATE||UTAH, 197.600-194.850|
|Teams||RQS||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|