Week 7 Rankings and RQS Update

The week’s newest members of the 10 club:


Bonus points for originality. Yea or nay?

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Cut to Brittani McCullough and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs: “And I never got a 10 on floor?” 

Week 7 Rankings (GymInfo)
1. LSU – 197.470
Week 7: 197.625
Week 7 leaders: AA – Courville 39.675; VT – Courville, Jordan 9.950; UB – Courville, Morrison 9.950; BB – Jordan 9.925; FX – Hall 9.925

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.875
Road Score 2: 197.650
Road Score 3: 197.625
Road/Home Score 1: 197.650
Road/Home Score 2: 197.225
Road/Home Score 3: 197.200

It’s a historic ranking and historic RQS for the Tigers, who cannot be excluded from any attempt to construct the possible title contenders this season. Plus, they can realistically go much higher in RQS based on what we’ve seen so far and with those two home 197.2s still counting. Florida’s epic 197.840 RQS from last season seems perhaps a bridge too far, but LSU (and all the top 3) can challenge. 

Note, however, that neither Oklahoma nor Florida are currently guaranteed to count anything under a 198, while LSU is guaranteed to count two 197s. There’s much work to do if they want to hang onto #1 for any length of time.

2. Oklahoma – 197.405
Week 7: 197.200
Week 7 leaders: AA – None; VT – Scaman 9.900; UB – Spears 9.875; BB – Clark 9.925; FX – Scaman 9.925

RQS:
Road Score 1: 198.175
Road Score 2: 197.575
Road Score 3: 197.225
Road/Home Score 1: 197.700
Road/Home Score 2: 197.325
Road/Home Score 3: 197.200

Both Oklahoma and LSU will be at home this weekend and both will have a 197.200 as the low score to drop, which means Oklahoma can move ahead by going at least 197.550 this weekend AND outscoring LSU by at least 0.350. A tough task, but possible.

3. Florida – 197.365
Week 7: 198.125
Week 7 leaders: AA – Sloan 39.700; VT – Hunter 10.000; UB – Johnson 9.925; BB – Sloan 9.950; FX – Hunter 9.975

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.175
Road Score 2: 197.075
Road Score 3: 196.650
Road/Home Score 1: 198.125
Road/Home Score 2: 198.050
Road/Home Score 3: 197.875

Florida had the misfortune of beating LSU and falling in the rankings because of the (relatively) deficient road scores counting for RQS. They’ll have the opportunity to bump that score up this weekend in the extra-anticipated showdown in Alabama. The Gators can tie LSU’s current RQS with only a 197.175 this weekend (and then obviously would have to score higher if LSU and Oklahoma also increase their RQSs), but that means that if all three teams score a 197.200, for instance, Florida becomes #1.

4. Alabama – 197.140
Week 7: 197.100
Week 7 leaders: AA – Milliner 39.525; VT – Milliner 9.975; UB – Jacob 9.875; BB – Jacob 9.900; FX – Milliner 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.500
Road Score 2: 197.100
Road Score 3: 196.825
Road/Home Score 1: 197.500
Road/Home Score 2: 197.150
Road/Home Score 3: 197.125

Alabama dropped its one flaccid road score this weekend to leapfrog Utah, at least for the moment. But with just one road meet remaining, they’re already guaranteed to count a 197.100, which means it will be a major challenge to move up any higher than 4th unless they can start balancing it out with 198s at home as Florida is doing. 

5. Utah – 197.015
Week 7: 197.575
Week 7 leaders: AA – Dabritz 39.625; VT – Delaney, Wilson 9.950; UB – Dabritz 9.950; BB – Lofgren 9.925; FX – Damianova 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.200
Road Score 2: 196.875
Road Score 3: 196.300
Road/Home Score 1: 197.825
Road/Home Score 2: 197.575
Road/Home Score 3: 197.125

Similarly, Utah looks pretty healthy in the home score department but will have some pressure to get rid of those 196s in the remaining two road meets to get any higher in the rankings. And one of those road meets is at Michigan. I know the specter of “Michigan scoring” isn’t really a thing anymore, but still, no opponent has scored a 197 at Michigan since 2011. At the same time, a lot of “no one has scored [blank] since . . . ” have been broken already in 2014, the year of the 10.   

6. Georgia – 196.975
Week 7: 196.875
Week 7 leaders: AA – Rogers 38.800; VT – Cheek, Jay 9.900; UB – Davis 9.950; BB – Cheek 9.875; FX – Reynolds 9.850

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.875
Road Score 2: 196.825
Road Score 3: 196.700
Road/Home Score 1: 197.400
Road/Home Score 2: 197.300
Road/Home Score 3: 197.175

Georgia is not far behind Utah but seems unlikely to move up any farther in the coming weekend (they would need to score over 197.400 while Utah scores 197.125 or lower at home). Georgia has established a good little niche here at #6 with no low scores peppering the landscape and look a fair bet to hang onto it with a couple strong home scores over the next couple weeks and a strong SECs number. 

7. Nebraska – 196.630
Week 7: 196.850
Week 7 leaders: AA – DeZiel 39.525; VT – DeZiel 9.975; UB – Blanske, DeZiel, Wong 9.900; BB – Wong 9.925; FX – Wong 9.925

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.225
Road Score 2: 196.450
Road Score 3: 196.250
Road/Home Score 1: 196.975
Road/Home Score 2: 196.850
Road/Home Score 3: 196.625

Nebraska is another team that hasn’t had any low showings this season to get rid of, so the RQS picture is fairly respectable and consistent. There is a large gap currently between the Huskers and the top six, so moving up (and least this week) is mathematically impossible. They’ll be looking instead to drop that 196.250 and hold off a Michigan team still with a runt or two of its own to get rid of.

8. Michigan – 196.595
Week 7: 196.200
Week 7 leaders: AA – Sampson 39.325; VT – Beilstein 9.950; UB – Sampson 9.900; BB – Artz, Casanova 9.725; FX – Sampson 9.875

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.800
Road Score 2: 196.650
Road Score 3: 196.525
Road/Home Score 1: 197.325
Road/Home Score 2: 196.800
Road/Home Score 3: 196.200

From the sound of it, scoring was tight on certain events at the Oklahoma City meet over the weekend, which was a bit unexpected. It’s unlucky that in a year of massive scores, Michigan has been stuck at two meets where the scoring has been normal and tight(ish). Which demigod did Bev piss off during the offseason? The Wolverines have just one road meet remaining (Big 10s), which puts a damper on their RQS hopes, but there’s still that 196.200 from last week that they’ll have no intention of seeing stick around.

9. UCLA – 196.530
Week 7: 196.900
Week 7 leaders: AA – Courtney 39.225; VT – Courtney, Peszek 9.925; UB – Francis, Peszek 9.825; BB – Peszek 9.950; FX – Sawa 10.000

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.675
Road Score 2: 196.575
Road Score 3: 195.875
Road/Home Score 1: 196.925
Road/Home Score 2: 196.900
Road/Home Score 3: 196.625

Another week, another close shave with a 197. The good news for UCLA is that they have that yucky little road 195 to get rid of this weekend and can move up multiple tenths in RQS with a solid score @ Arizona. The current situation is not dire but urgent. Counting these 196.9s is fine, and the current ranking picture would put them in a prospective regional with Alabama and Central Michigan, which is a dream scenario. While this team is too talented to be OK with being #9, staying at #9 works, but they don’t want to have to start counting those 196.6s and be at risk of moving down into that 11-14 danger zone. 

10. Stanford – 196.465
Week 7: 196.250
Week 7 leaders: AA – Vaculik 39.000; VT – Rice, Vaculik 9.900; UB – Shapiro, Vaculik 9.825; BB – N McNair, Spinner 9.850; FX – Daum, Hanset 9.875

RQS:
Road Score 1: 197.275
Road Score 2: 196.825
Road Score 3: 196.250
Road/Home Score 1: 197.000
Road/Home Score 2: 196.325
Road/Home Score 3: 195.925

Stanford is another team with no margin for error. They put themselves in a challenging position with miscues away at UCLA in a meet where they could have achieved a significant score. Like UCLA, the scores guaranteed to count are solid and acceptable, but they’d prefer not to count anything else they’ve achieved so far.

11. Auburn – 196.335
Week 7: 196.100
Week 7 leaders: AA – Atkinson 39.525; VT – Rott 9.900; UB – Atkinson, Walker 9.900; BB – Atkinson 9.900; FX – Atkinson, Demurs 9.925

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.850
Road Score 2: 196.550
Road Score 3: 195.950
Road/Home Score 1: 197.100
Road/Home Score 2: 196.225
Road/Home Score 3: 196.100

12. Minnesota – 196.155
Week 7 A: 196.525
Week 7 A leaders: AA – Mable 39.425; VT – Mable 9.925; UB – Hanley 9.825; BB – Nordquist, Schermann 9.925; FX – Mable, Schermann, Slechta, Tomson 9.850

Week 7 B: 196.150
Week 7 B leaders: AA – Mable 39.450; VT – Mable 9.875; UB – Mable, Tomson 9.800; BB – Mable 9.875; FX – Mable 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.525
Road Score 2: 196.350
Road Score 3: 196.025
Road/Home Score 1: 196.225
Road/Home Score 2: 196.150
Road/Home Score 3: 196.025

13. Arkansas – 196.130
Week 7: 197.100
Week 7 leaders: AA – Grable 39.725; VT – Grable 9.950; UB – Grable 9.900; BB – Grable 9.925; FX – Grable 9.950

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.100
Road Score 2: 196.050
Road Score 3: 196.025
Road/Home Score 1: 197.100
Road/Home Score 2: 196.275
Road/Home Score 3: 196.200

14. Oregon State – 196.075
Week 7: 196.450
Week 7 leaders:AA – Tang 39.350; VT – Aufiero, Harris, Keeker 9.875; UB – Casey 9.900; BB – Tang 9.900; FX – Gardiner 9.850

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.450
Road Score 2: 195.625
Road Score 3: 195.200
Road/Home Score 1: 197.100
Road/Home Score 2: 196.675
Road/Home Score 3: 196.425

15. Illinois – 196.065
Week 7 A: 195.825
Week 7 A leaders: AA – O’Connor 39.275; VT – See 10.000; UB – Horth 9.875; BB – Kato 9.825; FX – O’Connor 9.875

Week 7 B: 196.775
Week 7 B leaders: AA – Fielder 39.200; VT – See, Buchanan 9.850; UB – Kato 9.900; BB – O’Connor 9.900; FX – See 9.950

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.500
Road Score 2: 195.825
Road Score 3: 195.350
Road/Home Score 1: 196.775
Road/Home Score 2: 196.475
Road/Home Score 3: 196.175

16. Central Michigan – 196.030
Week 7: 196.425
Week 7 leaders:AA – Druien 39.125; VT – K Petzold 9.925; UB – Fagan 9.850; BB – Noonan 9.900; FX – Moraw 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.500
Road Score 2: 196.425
Road Score 3: 195.925
Road/Home Score 1: 196.600
Road/Home Score 2: 195.800
Road/Home Score 3: 195.500 

17. Boise State – 195.865
Week 7: 196.200
Week 7 leaders: AA – Morris 39.325; VT – Perkins 9.900; UB – Mejia, Perkins 9.925; BB – Morris 9.800; FX – Perkins 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.325
Road Score 2: 196.000
Road Score 3: 195.850
Road/Home Score 1: 196.200
Road/Home Score 2: 196.025
Road/Home Score 3: 195.250

18. Penn State – 195.795
Week 7: 195.825
Week 7 leaders: AA – Welsh 39.325; VT – Sanabria-Robles 9.900; UB – Stauder, Welsh 9.850; BB – Medvitz 9.825; FX – Lau, Stauder, Welsh

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.150
Road Score 2: 195.825
Road Score 3: 194.825
Road/Home Score 1: 196.675
Road/Home Score 2: 196.150
Road/Home Score 3: 196.025

19. California – 195.650
Week 7: 196.425
Week 7 leaders: AA – Asturias 39.275; VT – Asturias, Leong 9.850; UB – Crawford 9.875; BB – Leong 9.900; FX – Leong 9.900 

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.725
Road Score 2: 195.350
Road Score 3: 194.650
Road/Home Score 1: 196.425
Road/Home Score 2: 196.275
Road/Home Score 3: 195.550

20. Arizona – 195.615
Week 7: 195.350
Week 7 leaders: AA – 39.100; VT – Edwards 9.850; UB – Felix-Terrazas 9.800; BB – Sangston 9.825; FX – Klarenbach 9.850

RQS:
Road Score 1: 195.850
Road Score 2: 195.625
Road Score 3: 195.350
Road/Home Score 1: 196.925
Road/Home Score 2: 196.500
Road/Home Score 3: 194.750

21. Denver – 195.465
Week 7: 195.875
Week 7 leaders: AA – Martin 39.175; VT – Martin, Fielitz 9.850; UB – Martin 9.900; BB – Hall 9.925; FX – Moorhead 9.825

RQS:
Road Score 1: 196.550
Road Score 2: 195.875
Road Score 3: 195.450
Road/Home Score 1: 196.050
Road/Home Score 2: 195.800
Road/Home Score 3: 195.200

NOTE: These are the listed scores for Denver, but would amount to an RQS of 195.675 and a ranking of 19th. So, either the reported scores or the current RQS is incorrect.

22. Ohio State – 195.355
Week 7: 195.925
Week 7 leaders: AA – Shaffer 39.325; VT – Shaffer, Funches 9.825; UB – Funches 9.800; BB – Miller 9.950; FX – Shaffer 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 195.925
Road Score 2: 195.275
Road Score 3: 195.200
Road/Home Score 1: 195.900
Road/Home Score 2: 195.625
Road/Home Score 3: 194.775

23. Kent State – 195.160
Week 7: 195.700
Week 7 leaders: AA – Case 39.400; VT – Drooger 9.875; UB – Case 9.800; BB – Case 9.850; FX – Case 9.900

RQS:
Road Score 1: 195.700
Road Score 2: 195.525
Road Score 3: 194.725
Road/Home Score 1: 195.675
Road/Home Score 2: 195.400
Road/Home Score 3: 194.475

24. Kentucky – 195.130
Week 7: 195.200
Week 7 leaders: AA – Harrison 38.800; VT – Cunningham 9.900; UB – Roemmele 9.900; BB – Mitchell 9.850; FX – Hartley 9.850

RQS:
Road Score 1: 195.975
Road Score 2: 195.200
Road Score 3: 195.150
Road/Home Score 1: 195.450
Road/Home Score 2: 195.000
Road/Home Score 3: 194.850

25. Southern Utah – 195.105
Week 7: 195.500
Week 7 leaders: AA – Shettles 38.525; VT – Armijo, Shettles, Webb 9.750; UB – Armijo 9.850; BB – Shettles 9.900; FX – Bozzuto, Trejo 9.825

RQS:
Road Score 1: 195.700
Road Score 2: 195.500
Road Score 3: 195.050
Road/Home Score 1: 195.550
Road/Home Score 2: 195.450
Road/Home Score 3: 193.975  

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