Week 4 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season is in the books, and what a week it was with upsets, tight finishes, and two perfect 10s!
On the women’s side, probably the biggest story from the weekend was No. 18 Iowa State upsetting No. 5 Denver in a tight battle that saw junior Addy De Jesus notch just the fourth perfect 10 in ISU history. Over in Utah, the Utes beat Washington by over 4 points, with sophomore Maile O’Keefe earning her first perfect 10 ever on beam.
There was plenty of great action on the men’s side as well, with No. 1 Oklahoma handling No. 8 Army and Sooner senior Gage Dyer posting the highest score on any apparatus all season with a 14.950 on his signature event: floor exercise. Iowa defeated Minnesota in its last-ever meeting before the two programs are cut at the end of the year. On Sunday, Penn State and Illinois took fans on a wild ride that ended with the Nittany Lions narrowly defeating the Fighting Illini in the final rotation 399.30 – 399.15.
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 5 schedule.
Note: The current rankings only reflect teams who have already had a meet this season.
NCAA Women’s Top 25
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The little things added up to a big score Friday in the No. 1 Gator gymnastics team’s win over No. 24 Missouri. Florida’s 197.85 total leads the nation and gives UF four of the leading six totals of 2021. Click here for a full recap.
SALT LAKE CITY – The No. 4-ranked Utah gymnastics team posted the second-highest score in the nation to this point on Saturday night at the Jon M. Huntsman Center after tallying a 197.475 in the rout over Washington, which scored a 193.500. The Utes posted season highs on bars, beam and floor to move to 5-1 overall this season and 2-0 in Pac-12 play. Click here for a full recap.
DENVER – The No. 5-ranked University of Denver women’s gymnastics team posted a 195.850 in a Sunday afternoon meet against tie-No. 18 Iowa State (196.050). Click here for a full recap.
ATHENS, Ga. – Despite a season-high beam score, the 10th-ranked University of Georgia GymDogs (1-3) fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (1-3), 196.875 -195.950, Friday night in a ‘pinked’ out Stegeman Coliseum. Click here for a full recap.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky sophomore Raena Worley and junior Cally Nixon continued their respective hot starts to the season, leading the 14th-ranked Wildcats (2-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) to a season-high performance in a 196.775-196.400 loss to the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0, 3-0 SEC) on Friday at Memorial Coliseum. Click here for a full recap.
NCAA Men’s Top 10
NORMAN — The No. 1 Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team toppled the No. 8 Army Black Knights on Saturday afternoon in OU’s first virtual competition in program history. The Sooners beat Army by a score of 413.400-375.100 as OU competed inside historic McCasland Field House and Army performed their routines in West Point, N.Y. Click here for a full recap.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 5 Penn State erased a 2.35-point deficit in the final two rotations on their way to a thrilling 399.30-399.15 win over No. 4 Illinois in a Big Ten men’s gymnastics meet Sunday at Rec Hall. The Lions improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Illini dropped to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in league competition. Click here for a full recap.
The University of Minnesota men’s gymnastics team fell in their season opening matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes 393.650-387.050 Saturday night at Maturi Pavilion. Now falling to 0-1 in regular season and conference play, they’ll look to bounce back against Ohio State in a week’s time. Click here for a full recap.
NCAA Gymnastics Week 5 tentative schedule
|2/5/21||Auburn||LSU||Auburn, Ala.||4:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|2/5/21||Bowling Green State||Central Michigan||Bowling Green, Ohio||5:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/5/21||BYU||Southern Utah||Provo, Utah||7:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|2/5/21||Maryland||Penn State||College Park, Md.||5:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/6/21||Arizona||California||Tucson, Ariz.||1:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|2/6/21||Arizona State||Utah||Tempe, Ariz.||1:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|2/6/21||Boise State||Utah State||Boise, Itaho||7:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|2/6/21||Eastern Michigan||Ball State, Kent State, W. Michigan||Ypsilanti, Mich.||4:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/6/21||Illinois State||SEMO||Normal, Ill.||2:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|2/6/21||Iowa||Minnesota||Iowa City, Iowa||1:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|2/6/21||NC State||Pittsburgh, N. Carolina, Towson||Raleigh, N.C.||4:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/7/21||Centenary||Texas Woman’s, Air Forca||Shreveport, La.||4:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|2/7/21||Denver||Oklahoma, Temple||Denver, Colo.||2:00 p.m. MT||Web|
|2/7/21||George Washington||New Hampshire||Washington, D.C.||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/7/21||Nebraska||Rutgers||Lincoln, Neb.||4:00 p.m. CT||Web|
|2/7/21||Ohio State||Michigan State||Columbus, Ohio||6:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/7/21||West Virginia||Iowa State||Morgantown, W.Va.||12:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/6/21||Army, California (Virtual)||5:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/6/21||Ohio State||Minnesota||Columbus, Ohio||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|
|2/7/21||Penn State||Nebraska||University Park, Pa.||1:00 p.m. ET||Web|