NCAA Gymnastics Week 8: Rankings & Recap (February 23 – 28, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | March 1, 2021

Week 8 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season was action-packed, with the 2021 Winter Cup and the awarding of. the 2021 SEC regular season title, plus much more!

On the women’s side, No. 1 Florida continued its dominating season with a 198+ win over Auburn to clinch at least a share of the 2021 SEC regular season title. Elsewhere, [14] Kentucky pulled off the upset over [2] LSU, and [4] Utah and [9] California faced off in an epic battle.

Most of the men’s teams were off this week as the focus switched to the 2021 Winter Cup and individual competition. Three virtual meets still took place though, and all were pretty close matchups. Cameron Bock was the big story of Winter Cup, winning the all-around title on night one ahead of seasoned Team USA star Yul Moldauer and others.

Continue reading for the Women’s Top 25, Men’s Top 10, notable meet notes, and weekly awards.

NCAA Women’s Top 25

7Arizona State197.075
15Southern Utah196.663
16Boise State196.606
20Utah State196.263
21Ohio State196.181
23Oregon State195.950
24Central Michigan195.819
25Western Michigan195.769


#1 Florida 198.275 vs. #18 Auburn 197.025 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s three straight Southeastern Conference gymnastics titles now for No. 1 Gator gymnastics. Florida used the nation’s season-high of 198.275 Friday in win over No. 18 Auburn (197.025) to clinch at least a share of the 2021 title. Click here for a full recap.

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#14 Kentucky 197.100 vs. #2 LSU 196.800 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 14 Kentucky (4-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) ended its 2021 home slate on its highest note yet, sending its senior class out with a 197.100-196.800 victory over No. 2 LSU (4-3, 3-3 SEC) on Friday. Click here for a full recap.

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#4 Utah 197.375 vs. #9 California 197.125 

SALT LAKE CITY – No. 4-ranked Utah gymnastics (8-1, 5-0 Pac-12) continued its undefeated run in Pac-12 Conference action on Friday night, keeping the winning streak alive after topping No. 9 California (4-1, 3-1 Pac-12) by a score of 197.375-197.125 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Click here for a full recap.

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Missouri 196.575 vs. #15 Georgia 196.100 

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 23 Mizzou gymnastics concluded the home portion of its schedule with a 196.575-196.100 win over No. 15 Georgia on Friday night at the Hearnes Center. Click here for a full recap.

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#17 Southern Utah 197.275 vs. Utah State 195.975

SEATTLE –The Washington GymDawgs finished their third home meet of the season with a score of 193.575 against the #25 Arizona State Sun Devils. Geneva Thompson led the way for the GymDawgs, earning scores of 9.875 on bars and 9.850 on floor. Click here for a full recap.

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Women’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

NCAA Men’s Top 10

4Ohio State400.000
5Penn State398.500


2021 Winter Cup Weekend

Michigan senior Cameron Bock seemed to surprise everyone but himself with his all-around win on night one of senior men’s competition at USA Gymnastics’ 2021 Winter Cup in Indianapolis. Click here for our all-around recap.

Cameron Bock surprise winner of men's all-around final at 2021 Winter Cup
Michigan senior Cameron Bock won the 2021 Winter Cup men’s all-around title on Friday, Feb. 26. (© Lloyd Smith)

#7 Penn State 403.600 vs. #9 Navy 398.600

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 7 Penn State held a virtual competition at the Gene Wettstone Gymnastics Complex for the first time and came out on top with a 403.600-398.600 win over Navy in a non-conference meet Saturday afternoon. Click here for a full recap.

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#10 California 382.950 vs. #11 William & Mary 379.750 

BERKELEY – Behind a strong start with a season-best total in the first rotation on floor, the No. 10 California men’s gymnastics team held off No. 11 William & Mary and defeated The Tribe, 382.950-379.750, on Wednesday in a virtual meet from Golden Bear Rec. Click here for a full recap.

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Men’s Weekly Awards (Click Here)

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