NCAA Gymnastics Week 11: Rankings & Recap (March 16 – 21, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | March 22, 2021
NCAA Gymnastics Week 11: Rankings & Recap (March 16 - 21, 2021)
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Week 11 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season featured conference championships for the women and most of the men’s teams competed in the final regular season meets of the season.

On the women’s side, there were multiple upsets during conference championship weekend, including No. 7 Minnesota snapping No. 3 Michigan’s streak of six-consecutive titles, No. 9 Denver narrowly defeating No. 1 (tie) Oklahoma, and No. 8 Alabama surpassed both No. 4 LSU and No. 1 (tie) Florida for the SEC title.

For the men, No. 11 California posted a season-best score against No. 1 Oklahoma. Elsewhere, No. 2 Michigan looked in top form with two 408+ scores within three days, and No. 8 Iowa held off No. 4 Nebraska to win by just 0.050 of a point.

Continue reading for the Women’s Top 25, Men’s Top 10, notable meet notes, and weekly awards.

NCAA Women’s Top 25

11Arizona State197.088
19Boise State196.706
20Southern Utah196.663
21Utah State196.531
22Iowa State196.475
24Oregon State196.419
25Central Michigan196.275


Gophers Win Big Ten Title Off Record Breaking Team Score; Ramler Named Gymnast of the Year

For the first time since 2006, the University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics team captured the Big Ten tournament title as No. 7 Minnesota won first place at the Big Ten Championship on Saturday night held at Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers tallied a program-record 197.750 to win their sixth conference championship and snap Michigan’s streak of six consecutive titles. Click here for a full recap.

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Denver Gymnastics Wins Big 12 Championship

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The No. 9-ranked University of Denver gymnastics team won the 2021 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, scoring a 197.350 to beat No. 1 Oklahoma (197.125), No. 22 Iowa State (197.050) and West Virginia (195.725). Click here for a full recap.

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NO. 12 BYU WINS 2021 MRGC TITLE WITH A 196.925

LOGAN, Utah – For the second consecutive year, No. 12 BYU earned the title as  Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Champions, notching a 196.925 for the winning tally in Logan, Utah, on Saturday.
Trailing BYU in a closely contested championship, No. 19 Boise State came in second (196.725), followed by No. 21 Utah State (196.250) and No. 20 Southern Utah University (196.225). Click here for a full recap.

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Utah Gymnasts Win 2021 Pac-12 Championships

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A fall in the first routine of the night could have easily shaken the No. 6-ranked Utah gymnasts, but the power of momentum took over and the Ute gymnasts had just enough left in them on vault to hold on for their fourth Pac-12 Championship and sixth conference title overall.  Click here for a full recap.

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Alabama Gymnastics Wins 10th Southeastern Conference Championship with Huge Night in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Before the 2021 season got underway, Alabama gymnastics seniors Alonza Klopfer and Lexi Graber came up with a theme for their team – “Women on Fire.” On Saturday night in Huntsville, Ala., their team was just that, continuing the Crimson Tide’s legacy as a “Championship School” at the Von Braun Center, winning its 10th Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championship with a season-best 197.875. Click here for a full recap.

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Women’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Men’s Top 10

RankTeam3 Score Ave.
5Ohio State406.100
6Penn State404.833


#1 Oklahoma 404.700 vs. #11 California 390.600

BERKELEY – The No. 11 California men’s gymnastics team posted a season-best score of 390.600 on Saturday afternoon against No. 1 Oklahoma in the final home meet of the 2021 season from Haas Pavilion. Click here for a full recap.

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#2 Michigan 408.350 vs. #5 Ohio State 397.950

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The second-ranked University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team defeated No. 5 Ohio State by a score of 408.350-397.950 on Wednesday (March 17) in a virtual meet. Click here for a full recap.

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#8 Iowa 406.700 vs. #4 Nebraska 406.650

IOWA CITY – The eighth-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team shocked No. 4 Nebraska, 406.700-406.650, in the program’s final home meet inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Click here for a full recap.

Men’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

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