NCAA Gymnastics Week 4: Rankings & Recap (January 29 – 31, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | February 1, 2021
NCAA Gymnastics Week 4: Rankings & Recap (January 29 - 31, 2021)
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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

15Southern Utah195.800
16Arizona State195.794
17Michigan State195.775
17Iowa State195.775
23Utah State195.250
24North Carolina195.200
25Boise State195.150
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#1 Florida 197.850 vs. Missouri 194.800

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.

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#4 Utah 197.475 vs. Washington 193.500

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.

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#18t Iowa State 196.050 vs. #5 Denver 195.850

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.

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#6 Arkansas 196.875 vs. #10 Georgia 195.950 

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.

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#8 Alabama 196.775 vs. #14 Kentucky 196.400

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.

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Women’s Weekly awards (Click Here)

NCAA Men’s Top 10

3Ohio State396.725
6Penn State391.475
10Air Force379.250
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#1 Oklahoma 413.400 vs. #8 Army 375.100

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.

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#5 Penn State 399.300 vs. #4 Illinois 399.150

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.

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Iowa 393.650 vs. Minnesota 387.050

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.

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Men’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Gymnastics Week 5 tentative schedule


2/5/21AuburnLSUAuburn, Ala.4:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/5/21Bowling Green StateCentral MichiganBowling Green, Ohio5:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/5/21BYUSouthern UtahProvo, Utah7:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/5/21MarylandPenn StateCollege Park, Md.5:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/6/21ArizonaCaliforniaTucson, Ariz.1:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/6/21Arizona StateUtahTempe, Ariz.1:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/6/21Boise StateUtah StateBoise, Itaho7:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/6/21Eastern MichiganBall State, Kent State, W. MichiganYpsilanti, Mich.4:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/6/21Illinois StateSEMONormal, Ill.2:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/6/21IowaMinnesotaIowa City, Iowa1:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/6/21NC StatePittsburgh, N. Carolina, TowsonRaleigh, N.C.4:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/7/21CentenaryTexas Woman’s, Air ForcaShreveport, La.4:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/7/21DenverOklahoma, TempleDenver, Colo.2:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/7/21George WashingtonNew HampshireWashington, D.C.1:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/7/21NebraskaRutgersLincoln, Neb.4:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/7/21Ohio StateMichigan StateColumbus, Ohio6:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/7/21West VirginiaIowa StateMorgantown, W.Va.12:00 p.m. ETWeb


2/6/21Army, California (Virtual)5:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/6/21Ohio StateMinnesotaColumbus, Ohio1:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/7/21Penn StateNebraskaUniversity Park, Pa.1:00 p.m. ETWeb

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