LSU moves up to No. 2 in gymnatics rankings

first_imgBATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team posted the second-highest score in the nation last week against Georgia, and the Tigers were rewarded by jumping up one spot to No. 2 in the national rankings released Monday by GymInfo.LSU (7-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) tallied a 198.075 to beat Georgia on Friday, and that score boosted the Tigers to a 197.315 season average.Oklahoma remained No. 1 with a 197.579 after earning a 198.150 on Friday at Iowa State.LSU’s 198.075 marked the second-best score in school history and the third time the Tigers have eclipsed 198 in history.LSU also checked in at No. 2 nationally in the bars, beam and floor rankings, and the Tigers stayed put at No. 6 in the vault standings.LSU owns the highest beam and floor scores in the nation after tallying a 49.625 in both events against Georgia. The Tigers’ 49.600 on bars against Iowa in the season opener remains the second-highest bars total nationally.After scoring the nation’s highest all-around total with a career-high 39.825 against Georgia, Rheagan Courville moved up three spots to No. 3 in the all-around rankings with a 39.550 season average. Courville also ranks second nationally on bars with a 9.945 average, eighth on vault with a 9.920 average and 10th on beam at 9.865.Jessie Jordan, who missed the Georgia meet after suffering an injury in warmups, remained fourth in the all-around standings with a 39.519 average. She is also No. 3 in the beam rankings with a 9.894 average, No. 8 on floor at 9.90 and No. 9 on bars (9.881).Lloimincia Hall ranks second on floor with a 9.925 average, Ashleigh Gnat is 14th nationally on beam at 9.858 and Randii Wyrick is 23rd on bars at 9.860.It will be a Top 10 matchup for the second straight week as Auburn ranks ninth in the standings. LSU will take on Auburn at 7 p.m. CT Friday in Auburn Arena. The meet will be televised live on SEC Network. GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25 Rank, Team, Season Average1. Oklahoma 197.5792. LSU 197.3153. Utah 197.1954. Florida 197.1455. Michigan 196.9706. Alabama 196.7657. Nebraska 196.3758. Georgia 196.0799. Auburn 196.06510. Oregon State 195.98511. Penn State 195.97512. Boise State 195.96313. UCLA 195.87514. Arkansas 195.82015. Illinois 195.80016. Stanford 195.75417. Washington 195.53118. Denver 195.48819. Arizona 195.40820. California 195.30421. Kentucky 195.25022. Minnesota 195.22523. Southern Utah 195.16724. Ohio State 195.16325. New Hampshire 195.095last_img

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