NCAA Gymnastics Week 3: Rankings & Recap (January 22-24, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | January 26, 2021
NCAA Gymnastics Week 3: Rankings & Recap (January 22-24, 2021)
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Week 3 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season is in the books, and what a week it was with more men’s teams and Pac-12 schools joining the mix.

On the women’s side, No. 8 Arkansas gave No. 1 Florida a run for its money, with the Razorbacks posting the third-highest team score in program history in its 197.425-197.250 loss to the Gators. For the men, the No. 3 Fighting Illini gymnastics team opened their Big Ten season with a 402.550-396.250 win over Ohio State.

Continue reading for the Women’s Top 25, Men’s Top 10, notable meet notes, weekly awards, and a look ahead at the NCAA Gymnastics Week 4 schedule.

Note: The current rankings only reflect teams who have already had a meet this season.

NCAA Women’s Top 25

15Arizona State195.650
17Southern Utah195.592
18Iowa State195.500
20Boise State195.313
21Utah State195.288
23North Carolina195.200
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#1 Florida 197.425 vs. #8 Arkansas 197.250

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The University of Arkansas gymnastics team was firing on all cylinders tonight, posting the third-highest team score in program history in its 197.425 – 197.250 loss to the No. 1 Florida Gators in Barnhill Arena on Friday night. Click here for a full recap.

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#3 Michigan 195.800 vs. #4 Minnesota 195.000

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan women’s gymnastics team earned a 195.850-195.000 victory over No. 4 Minnesota on Friday (Jan. 22) in a top-five showdown to open the Big Ten Conference season at Crisler Center. Click here for a full recap.

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#10 Alabama 196.925 vs. #18 Auburn 195.575

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The No. 10 Alabama gymnastics team posted a season-best score on the way to beating in-state rival Auburn, 196.925-195.575, in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,055 Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide is now 3-0 on the season, while the Tigers fall to 0-3. Click here for a full recap.

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UCLA 196.150 vs. #15t Arizona State 195.950 

A short-handed UCLA gymnastics squad was lifted by inspired performances by several newcomers and opened the 2021 season with a 196.150-195.950 victory over No. 15 Arizona State (1-2). The Bruins (1-0) clinched the meet on the final routine when Nia Dennis scored a 9.950 on floor exercise. Click here for a full recap.

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#19 Southern Utah 196.650 vs. Utah State 196.225

LOGAN, Utah Utah State’s 24th-ranked gymnastics team opened the home portion of its schedule with a 196.650-196.225 loss to No. 19 Southern Utah in a Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference dual meet in front of 1,182 fans Friday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Click here for a full recap.

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Women’s Weekly awards (Click Here)

NCAA Men’s Top 10

3Ohio State396.250
5Penn State383.650
6Air Force379.250
7Arizona State371.550
10Northern Illinois310.100
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#1 Oklahoma 413.750 vs. #4 Air Force 374.400 

NORMAN — The No. 1 ranked Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team cruised by the No. 4 Air Force Falcons on Saturday night inside McCasland Field House by a score of 413.750-374.400. Click here for a full recap.

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#3 Illinois 402.550 vs. Ohio State 396.250

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The no. 3 Fighting Illini men’s gymnastics team opened their Big Ten season Saturday afternoon with a 402.550- 396.250 win over Ohio State. Click here for a full recap.

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Men’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Gymnastics Week 4 tentative schedule


1/29/21Arizona StateOregon StateTempe, Ariz.5:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/29/21AuburnLSUAuburn, Ala.Postponed
1/29/21FloridaMissouriGainesville, Fla.6:45 p.m. ETWeb
1/29/21GeorgiaArkansasAthens, Ga.7:30 p.m. ETWeb
1/29/21KentuckyAlabamaLexington, Ky.7:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/29/21Michigan StateNebraskaLansing, Mich.4:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/29/21Southeast Missouri StateTexas Woman’sCape Girardeau, Mo.6:30 p.m. CTWeb
1/29/21Southern UtahBoise StateCedar City, Utah7:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/29/21Utah StateBYULogan, Utah7:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/30/21CaliforniaAir ForceBerkeley, Calif.2:00 p.m. PTWeb
1/30/21MinnesotaPenn StateMinneapolis, Minn.12:00 p.m. CTWeb
1/30/21New HampshireTempleDurham, N.C.7:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/30/21Ohio StateMichiganColumbus, Ohio2:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/30/21RutgersMarylandPiscataway, N.J.1:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/30/21UtahWashingtonSalt Lake City, Utah8:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/31/21ArizonaUCLATucson, Ariz.1:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/31/21Ball StateIllinois StateMuncie, Ind.3:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/31/21DenverIowa StateDenver, Colo.12:00 p.m. MTWeb
1/31/21IllinoisIowaChampaign, Ill.1:00 p.m. CTWeb
1/31/21Kent StateEastern MichiganKent, Ohio1:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/31/21LindenwoodTexas Woman’sSt. Charles, Mo.1:00 p.m. CTWeb
1/31/21North CarolinaGeorge Washington, West VirginiaChapel Hill, N.C.2:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/31/21Northern IllinoisBowling GreenDeKalb, Ill.2:00 p.m. CTWeb
1/31/21OklahomaWest VirginiaNorman, Okla.3:45 p.m. CTWeb
1/31/21PittsburghTowson, NC StatePittsburgh, Pa.4:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/31/21Western MichiganCentral MichiganKalamazoo, Mich.1:00 p.m. ETWeb


1/30/21MinnesotaIowaMinneapolis, Minn.6:00 p.m. CTWeb
1/30/21Oklahoma, Army (Virtual)2:00 p.m. ETWeb
1/30/21Arizona State, California (Virtual)4:30 p.m. PTWeb
1/31/21MichiganOhio StateAnn Arbor, Mich.PostponedWeb
1/31/21Penn StateIllinoisUniversity Park, Pa.3:00 p.m. ETWeb

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