NCAA Gymnastics Week 9: Rankings & Recap (March 1 – 7, 2021)

By Patricia Duffy | March 8, 2021
NCAA Gymnastics Week 9: Rankings & Recap (March 1 - 7, 2021)
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Week 9 of the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics season saw the final regular season meets for the SEC, seven perfect 10s, and plenty of great men’s matchups as the guys got back to work after Winter Cup.

On the women’s side, No. 1 Florida held off [6] Alabama to win the 2021 SEC regular season title outright. [2] Oklahoma had two dominating performances against BYU and in a tri-meet against Texas Woman’s and Centenary, and [12] Auburn gave [8] Arkansas a run for its money to earn a season-best score at home.

The men returned to competition this week with most teams back in action after Winter Cup. [1] Oklahoma had what many would call an “off” week vs. William & Mary. Elsewhere, [2] Michigan held off [7] Iowa in a tight one, and [16] Stanford looked like its 2019-self against [10] California.

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

NCAA Women’s Top 25

10Arizona State197.075
17Southern Utah196.663
18Boise State196.606
20Utah State196.463
23Iowa State196.281
24Oregon State196.244
25Ohio State196.194


#1 Florida 197.425 vs. #6 Alabama 197.225

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 6-ranked Alabama gymnastics team fell 197.425-197.225 to No. 1 Florida Friday night at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide closed the regular season at 6-2, while Florida finished at 8-0. Click here for a full recap.

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#2 Oklahoma 197.800 vs. #11 BYU 196.900

NORMAN – Celebrating the careers of seniors Jordan Draper, Evy Schoepfer, Karrie Thomas, Anastasia Webb and Carly Woodard the No. 2 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team defeated No. 11 BYU 197.800-196.900 Friday night inside Lloyd Noble Center. Click here for a full recap.

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#7 Arizona State 196.100 vs. Arizona 196.075

TEMPE, Ariz. – Senior Cairo Leonard-Baker celebrated senior day with a meet-clinching routine on floor to push No. 7 Sun Devil Gymnastics to their sixth-straight win over the Arizona Wildcats, 196.100 to 196.075, on Saturday in Desert Financial Arena. Click here for a full recap.

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#9 California 198.050 vs. #10 UCLA 196.925

BERKELEY – No. 9 Cal women’s gymnastics tied an NCAA record on the uneven bars and set a program record all-around score en route to a 198.050-196.925 win over No. 10 UCLA. Click here for a full recap.

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#17 Iowa 196.450 vs. #19 Illinois 196.225

Iowa City, Iowa — The No. 17-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team celebrated Senior Day by winning three of the four events in its 196.450-196.225 win over No. 19 Illinois on Saturday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Click here for a full recap.

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NCAA Men’s Top 10

RankTeam3 Score Ave.
5Penn State404.833
6Ohio State404.417


#1 Oklahoma 403.700 vs. #11 William & Mary 384.900

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The William & Mary men’s gymnastics team posted its second-best score of the season but fell to top-ranked Oklahoma, 403.7-384.9, on Senior Day at Kaplan Arena on Saturday afternoon. Click here for our all-around recap.

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#2 Michigan 402.650 vs. #7 Iowa 398.650

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The second-ranked University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team won its home opener, 402.650-398.650, versus No. 7 Iowa on Saturday (March 6) inside Cliff Keen Arena. Click here for a full recap.

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#16 Stanford 412.500 vs. #10 California 386.100

STANFORD, Calif. – Hosting California from Burnham Pavilion on Sunday, Stanford recorded a season-best 412.500 to top Cal at 386.100. Click here for a full recap.

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