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Gym’Backs ranked 13th this week

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gym’Backs ranked 13th this week

Jump to poll FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas notched its first win in the opening meet at Minnesota scoring a 194.250 to vault from No. 24 to No. 13 in the
GymInfo Coaches Poll released Monday. The poll is based on a team’s highest score for the first week, a season average for the next four weeks and by Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) for the remainder of the year. Arkansas’ mark of 194.250 in the win at Minnesota puts the Gym’Backs in firm control of the No. 13 spot just behind Southeastern Conference rival Florida at 194.450 and ahead of Nebraska wit a 194.200. Utah ranks first this week scoring a 197.675 in their opening meet. UCLA is second followed by Oklahoma, Michigan, Arizona State, Auburn, Oregon State, Iowa State and Georgia in the Top 10. Six of the seven SEC teams are ranked in the top 30 this week. Auburn leads the pack in the number seven spot followed by Georgia at number 10. Florida ranks 12th, with Arkansas at number 13, Alabama at number 16 and LSU at No. 20. The GymInfo poll also ranks team be apparatus and the Gym’Backs find themselves in the top 20 in each of the events. Arkansas is 23rd on vault with a 48.400, 17th on bars with a 48.525, seventh on beam at 48.800 and 24th on vault with a 48.525. The Gym’Backs open SEC action Friday, traveling to Kentucky for a 7:00 p.m. meet Jan. 14. Arkansas returns to Barnhill Arena for the home opener Jan. 28 hosting No. 10 Georgia as league action continues. For more information and tickets please call the Lady Razorback Ticket Office at 57-LBACK or log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
GymInfo Coaches PollWeek 1 — Jan. 10, 2005

RankTeamRegionHigh Score
1Utah197.675NC197.675
2UCLAW197.300
3Oklahoma195.900SC195.900
Michigan195.900NE195.900
5Arizona StateSC195.700
6Michigan StateC195.475
7AuburnC195.325
8Oregon StateW195.200
9Iowa StateNC194.925
10GeorgiaSE194.850
11WashingtonW194.625
12FloridaSE194.450
13ARKANSASSC194.250
14NebraskaSC194.200
15Maryland-College ParkSE193.975
16AlabamaC193.875
DenverNC193.875
18Illinois-ChampaignSC193.825
19MinnesotaNC193.800
20L.S.U.C193.725
21ArizonaSC193.425
22Cal State-FullertonW193.225
23MissouriSC193.050
24Central MichiganC192.350
25Sacramento StateW192.275
26New HampshireNE191.600
27AlaskaW191.275
28Boise StateW190.900
29RutgersNE190.825
30IowaNC190.725


Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)