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UCLA Gymnastics Ranked Eighth in Preseason Poll

Dec 17, 2021
Chae Campbell

The 2022 UCLA Gymnastics team will begin the season No. 8 in the preseason rankings, as voted on by the coaches of the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA).

Defending NCAA champion Michigan holds the top spot with 2405 points and 37 first-place votes. Florida is second with 2319 points and 16 first-place votes, followed by Oklahoma (2317 points, six first-place votes), Utah (2306 points, eight first-place votes), LSU (2179 points, one first-place vote), Alabama (2027 points), California (2020 points, one first-place vote) and UCLA (1887).

UCLA will face three of the Top 10 teams this season – No. 4 Utah at home on Feb. 4, No. 7 California at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim on Jan. 8 and at home on Mar. 6, and No. 9 Minnesota on the road on Jan. 17.

All eight Pac-12 teams are ranked in the Top 36 – No. 4 Utah, No. 7 California, No. 8 UCLA, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 17 Oregon State, No. 27 Arizona, No. 33 Stanford and No. 34 Washington.

The Bruins host their Meet the Bruins season preview on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 pm in Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom. The blue vs. gold exhibition is free and open to the public. It will also be aired live on Pac-12 Network.

Jan. 8 marks the Bruins' season opener. UCLA will compete in Anaheim at the Collegiate Challenge. The meet will showcase six Pac-12 squads – UCLA, California, Oregon State and Arizona in the 6:30 pm session and Arizona State vs. Washington in the 1 pm session. The Bruins' home opener will take place on Jan. 30 at 2pm.

Tickets for the 2022 home season are available now at uclabruins.com/tickets.

2022 Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association Preseason Poll
1. Michigan – 2405 points (37 first place votes)
2. Florida – 2319 (16)
3. Oklahoma – 2317 (6)
4. Utah – 2306 (8)
5. LSU – 2179 (1)
6. Alabama – 2027
7. California – 2020 (1)
8. UCLA – 1887
9. Minnesota – 1803
10. Denver – 1763
11. Arkansas – 1700
12. Arizona State – 1666
13. Kentucky – 1571
14. Auburn – 1460
15. Georgia – 1384
16. Missouri – 1334
17. Oregon State – 1316
18. Iowa – 1308
19. BYU – 1208
20. Iowa State – 1005
21. North Carolina State – 981
22. Ohio State – 957
23. Illinois – 919
24. Boise State – 908
25. Southern Utah – 864
26. Utah State – 607
27. Arizona – 593
28. Central Michigan – 517
29. Penn State – 432
30. West Virginia – 428
31. Maryland – 425
32. Nebraska – 383
33. Stanford – 381
34. Washington – 367
35. North Carolina – 336
36. Michigan State - 305