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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NCAA Men’s Top 10
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.
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.
NCAA Gymnastics Week 4 tentative schedule
|1/29/21||Arizona State||Oregon State||Tempe, Ariz.||5:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/29/21||Florida||Missouri||Gainesville, Fla.||6:45 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/29/21||Georgia||Arkansas||Athens, Ga.||7:30 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/29/21||Kentucky||Alabama||Lexington, Ky.||7:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/29/21||Michigan State||Nebraska||Lansing, Mich.||4:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/29/21||Southeast Missouri State||Texas Woman’s||Cape Girardeau, Mo.||6:30 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/29/21||Southern Utah||Boise State||Cedar City, Utah||7:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/29/21||Utah State||BYU||Logan, Utah||7:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/30/21||California||Air Force||Berkeley, Calif.||2:00 p.m. PT||Web|
|1/30/21||Minnesota||Penn State||Minneapolis, Minn.||12:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/30/21||New Hampshire||Temple||Durham, N.C.||7:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/30/21||Ohio State||Michigan||Columbus, Ohio||2:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/30/21||Rutgers||Maryland||Piscataway, N.J.||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/30/21||Utah||Washington||Salt Lake City, Utah||8:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/31/21||Arizona||UCLA||Tucson, Ariz.||1:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/31/21||Ball State||Illinois State||Muncie, Ind.||3:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/31/21||Denver||Iowa State||Denver, Colo.||12:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|1/31/21||Illinois||Iowa||Champaign, Ill.||1:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/31/21||Kent State||Eastern Michigan||Kent, Ohio||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/31/21||Lindenwood||Texas Woman’s||St. Charles, Mo.||1:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/31/21||North Carolina||George Washington, West Virginia||Chapel Hill, N.C.||2:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/31/21||Northern Illinois||Bowling Green||DeKalb, Ill.||2:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/31/21||Oklahoma||West Virginia||Norman, Okla.||3:45 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/31/21||Pittsburgh||Towson, NC State||Pittsburgh, Pa.||4:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/31/21||Western Michigan||Central Michigan||Kalamazoo, Mich.||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/30/21||Minnesota||Iowa||Minneapolis, Minn.||6:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|1/30/21||Oklahoma, Army (Virtual)||2:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|1/30/21||Arizona State, California (Virtual)||4:30 p.m. PT||Web|
|1/31/21||Michigan||Ohio State||Ann Arbor, Mich.||Postponed||Web|
|1/31/21||Penn State||Illinois||University Park, Pa.||3:00 p.m. ET||Web|