NCAA Gymnastics Week 6: Rankings & Recap (February 8 – 14, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | February 16, 2021
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Week 6 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season saw an epic matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 women’s teams in the nation. Plus, the reigning men’s national champion kicked off its season and more.

On the women’s side, No. 1 Florida faced off against No. 2 LSU in Baton Rouge. Both teams went 198+, with the meet coming down to the last pass of the last routine. It was indeed a thriller, but the Gators retained their top spot after edging the Tigers by 0.100. Elsewhere, No. 4 Oklahoma had another great outing at the Metroplex Challenge, posting a massive 198.225, with senior Anastasia Webb earning a perfect 10 on vault. Minnesota’s Ona Loper also earned a 10 on vault, helping the Golden Gophers to a win against No. 9 Iowa and Maryland.

For the men, the big story was the return of reigning national champion Stanford on Wednesday, Feb. 10 (virtual). While NCAA fans are happy to see the Cardinal indeed having a season, despite the pandemic, the team was shorthanded to start its 2021 campaign, thus resulting in an opening loss against William & Mary. The Cardinal bounced back on Saturday against California, with sophomore Riley Loos making his season debut and winning the all-around (80.900) in the rivalry matchup. On Sunday, No. 2 Ohio State narrowly edged No. 3 Penn State to extend its win streak to three meets.

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 7 schedule.

NCAA Women’s Top 25

Note: The NQS will be tabulated for every meet starting on Feb 22. From that day on, you’ll be able to see the NQS rankings by using the Road To Nationals “Daily Results” feature or the mobile app. The first official ranking using the NQS will come out March 1.

16Arizona State196.163
17Southern Utah195.988
18Iowa State195.892
21Boise State195.640
22Ohio State195.490
23Utah State195.465
24North Carolina195.367
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#1 Florida 198.150 vs. #2 LSU 198.050

BATON ROUGE – The second-ranked LSU Gymnastics team (4-1, 3-1 SEC) earned a 198-plus team score in a thriller against No. 1 Florida (5-0, 4-0 SEC) Friday night inside the PMAC. Click here for a full recap.

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#4 Oklahoma 198.225 vs. Texas Woman’s 194.050 vs. Centenary 189.925

FORT WORTH, Texas– Senior Anastasia Webb was perfect on vault and head coach K.J. Kindler earned her 400th win as the head coach of Oklahoma as the Sooners tallied the nation’s highest score with a 198.225 Saturday night in a tri-meet at the annual Metroplex Challenge. OU defeated TWU (194.050) and Centenary (189.925) to claim its third straight title at the event. Click here for a full recap.

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#15 Kentucky 197.000 vs. #5 Arkansas 196.675

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a week away from competition, the recharged No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats (3-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) returned with a 197.000-196.675 victory over the No. 5 Arkansas Razorbacks (1-4, 1-3 SEC) in what was both the best win and best overall performance of the 2021 season on Friday. Click here for a full recap.

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#13 Georgia 197.275 vs. #6 Alabama 197.000

ATHENS, Ga. – For the first time in dual competition since 2013, the No. 13-ranked University of Georgia GymDogs defeated No. 6 Alabama , 197.275-197.00, at home Friday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Click here for a full recap.

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#16 California, 197.100 vs. #14 Arizona State 196.650

BERKELEY – California women’s gymnastics notched an impressive win over No. 14 Arizona State on Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion. The Bears scored a season-high as they won 197.100-196.650 over the Sun Devils to stay perfect with a 3-0 record this year. Click here for a full recap.

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Women’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Men’s Top 10

Note: While the men moved to a 3-score average in the rankings last week, the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Committee has since approved a request by the College Gymnastics Association to alter the way rankings are tabulated during the 2021 season. All rankings (team and individual) will now use an average of all scores up until March 1.

4Ohio State400.000
5Penn State398.438
*Ordered by average of all scores. Source:


#2 Ohio State 405.500 vs. #3 Penn State 403.900

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 2 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team extended its win streak to three meets with a 405.500-403.900 victory over No. 3 Penn State on Sunday at the Covelli Center. The Buckeyes earned their highest score of the season while handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the year.  Click here for a full recap.

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Iowa 402.000 vs. #4 Illinois 400.500

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team claimed five event titles, including the all-around, to post a 402.000-400.500 victory over fourth-ranked Illinois on Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.   The Hawkeyes went 1-2 in the all-around with junior Evan Davis claiming the top spot with a score of 81.700. Click here for a full recap.

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William & Mary 379.950 vs. Stanford 306.650 

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. The W&M men’s gymnastics team opened its season with a 379.95-306.65 victory against the defending national champions, Stanford, in a virtual meet at Williamsburg Gymnastics on Wednesday afternoon. Click here for a full recap.

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Men’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Gymnastics Week 7 tentative schedule


2/18/21Kent StateWestern Michigan4:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21AlabamaLSU7:30 p.m. CTWeb
2/19/21ArkansasMissouri7:30 p.m. CTWeb
2/19/21AuburnGeorgia7:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/19/21Bowling Green StateBall State5:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21BYUBoise State, Air Force7:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/19/21FloridaKentucky6:45 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21MichiganMaryland7:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21NC StateGeorge Washington, Oklahoma, William & Mary6:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21Northern IllinoisEastern Michigan6:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/19/21Southern UtahUtah State7:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/19/21Texas Woman’sCentenary6:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/19/21TowsonLong Island, North Carolina, Pittsburgh6:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/19/21UtahUCLA7:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/20/21ArizonaWashington1:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/20/21MinnesotaRutgers2:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/20/21NebraskaIowa7:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/21/21DenverWest Virginia2:00 p.m. MTWeb
2/21/21IllinoisMichigan11:00 a.m. CTWeb
2/21/21Illinois StateIowa State1:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/21/21Kent StateCentral Michigan1:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/21/21LindenwoodSEMO1:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/21/21New HampshireLong Island2:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/21/21Oregon StateCalifornia2:00 p.m. PTWeb
2/21/21Penn StateOhio State2:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/21/21TempleNorth Carolina4:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/21/21Western MichiganEastern Michigan1:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/21/21William & MaryTowson2:00 p.m. ETWeb


2/17/21Navy, Stanford (Virtual)3:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/17/21California, Springfield (Virtual)3:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/20/21IowaPenn StateIowa City, Iowa6:00 p.m. CTWeb
2/20/21Army, Springfield (Virtual)1:00 p.m. ETWeb
2/21/21William & MaryNavyWilliamsburg, Va.2:00 p.m. ETWeb

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