2018 Returning Routine Rankings

As the process of preparing for the 2018 season forges ahead (next stop: team-by-team freshman previews), I have ranked the top 32 teams based on how they would score in a meet using only the routines that return from the 2017 season.

It’s a method of evaluating which teams are currently best suited to succeed in 2018 using proven routines already at their disposal, as well as how many useful routines teams will need to get from transfers and freshmen to replace some of the dumpier backup scores from last season. Are they already flush with 9.850s? Or would they have to count some 9.6s if the freshmen don’t come through?

RQSs are used when available. When not available, season average is used. Most teams do return at least five people who competed once on each piece last season to fill out a full event score, but if they lack a fifth score from 2017, scores from the previous season are used. For instance, Oklahoma returns only four people who competed on floor last season, but Alex Marks did compete floor in 2016 for 9.700, so that score is used. Those instances are marked by **.

When there are no scores from previous seasons to be used, event totals are filled out with a “replacement average,” the composite average of all gymnasts who competed that event for that team last season but didn’t make the final lineup. Basically, it’s an approximation of what a typical “replacement level” routine should score for that team on that event. 

1. FLORIDA – 197.959
VAULT
McMurtry – 9.950
Slocum – 9.945
Boren – 9.925
Baker – 9.898
Hundley – 9.850
49.568

Chant – 9.831
Alexander – 9.804
Gowey – 9.800
Cheney – 9.750

BARS
McMurtry – 9.930
Hundley – 9.925
Baker – 9.880
Boren – 9.860
Gowey – 9.850
49.445

Chant – 9.820
McLaughlin – 9.800

BEAM
McMurtry – 9.925
Boren – 9.900
Gowey – 9.895
Hundley – 9.880
Baker – 9.855
49.455

McLaughlin – 9.845
Cheney – 9.735

FLOOR
Baker – 9.945
Boren – 9.945
Hundley – 9.885
Slocum – 9.870
McMurtry – 9.846
49.491

McLaughlin – 9.805
Gowey – 9.700
Chant – 9.338

The upcoming season looks like Florida’s best chance to win a title in the post-Rhonda era so far because they return every lineup routine from last season, as well as adding a few famous friends to the mix.

2. OKLAHOMA – 197.790
VAULT
Nichols – 9.955
Dowell – 9.935
Jackson – 9.900
DeGouveia – 9.830
Marks – 9.815
49.435
BARS
Nichols – 9.960
Lehrmann – 9.910
Dowell – 9.905
Catour – 9.900
Craus – 9.850
49.525
BEAM
Nichols – 9.955
Brown – 9.910
Catour – 9.880
Lehrmann – 9.855
Jackson – 9.825
49.425
FLOOR
Nichols – 9.965
Jackson – 9.960
Dowell – 9.910
Brown – 9.870
Marks – 9.700**
49.405

The departures of the Capps/Wofford/Jones crew mean that the defending champs do not return the same level of depth as Florida to fill out lineups and will need to come up with two new routines on each event to erase some of the entirely un-Oklahoma scores at the bottom of these lists.

3. LSU – 197.676
VAULT
Edney – 9.910
Hambrick – 9.905
Harrold – 9.890
Finnegan – 9.855
Priessman – 9.855
49.415

Kelley – 9.825
Cannamela – 9.820

BARS
Priessman – 9.925
Edney – 9.900
Hambrick – 9.885
Finnegan – 9.880
Harrold – 9.855
49.445
BEAM
Finnegan – 9.945
Hambrick – 9.900
Macadaeg – 9.900
Edney – 9.875
Li – 9.755
49.375

Priessman – 9.525

FLOOR
Hambrick – 9.930
Kelley – 9.925
Edney – 9.870
Finnegan – 9.866
Harrold – 9.850
49.441

Priessman – 9.685
Kirby – 9.625

LSU has a hearty-enough returning crop, though the lack of Gnat scores in particular drops them down to third in the returning rankings. That unflinching beam lineup will have to be reformulated a little this season with a couple new sets.

4. UTAH – 197.293
VAULT
Skinner – 9.925
Merrell-Giles – 9.855
Lewis – 9.850
Lee – 9.840
Roberts – 9.785
49.255

Tessen – 9.783
Schwab – 9.775
Muhaw – 9.705
McNatt – 9.688
Reinstadtler – 9.500

BARS
Skinner – 9.905
Lewis – 9.880
Lee – 9.845
Reinstadtler – 9.840
Merrell-Giles – 9.835
49.305

Schwab – 9.825
Tessen – 9.808

BEAM
Skinner – 9.900
Lee – 9.890
Reinstadtler – 9.850
Merrell-Giles – 9.840
McNatt – 9.838
49.318

Stover – 9.830
Schwab – 9.775

FLOOR
Skinner – 9.965
Lewis – 9.890
Reinstadtler – 9.875
Roberts – 9.845
Merrell-Giles – 9.840
49.415

Tessen – 9.825
Lee – 9.775
Schwab – 9.763

Utah fares quite well in returning routines, having lost only Baely Rowe’s sets from last season, and should have its pick of current routines and injury-comeback routines to fill out the majority of lineups without needing to expect too, too much from the freshmen.

5. KENTUCKY – 197.120
VAULT
Korth – 9.910
Stuart – 9.860
Rosa – 9.840
Davis – 9.830
Dukes – 9.820
49.260

Hyland – 9.815
Kwan – 9.694

BARS
Korth – 9.895
Hyland – 9.845
Coca – 9.835
Carlisle – 9.835
Stuart – 9.815
49.225

Rechenmacher – 9.810
Dukes – 9.810

BEAM
Hyland – 9.915
Dukes – 9.900
Stuart – 9.855
Korth – 9.850
Poland – 9.825
49.345

Rechenmacher – 9.815
Carlisle – 9.725

FLOOR
Dukes – 9.895
Korth – 9.890
Hyland – 9.870
Rechenmacher – 9.820
Stuart – 9.815
49.290

Carlisle – 9.795
Kwan – 9.575

Well look at you. The value of the “we’re all one year of age” youth movement at Kentucky is that they too retain all competition routines from last season and can pretty much just put up last year’s lineups again if they want.

6. UCLA – 197.070
VAULT
Ross – 9.895
Kocian – 9.860
Kramer – 9.810
Hano – 9.805
Hall – 9.805
49.175

Meraz – 9.796
Honest – 9.790

BARS
Ross – 9.965
Peng – 9.955
Kocian – 9.870
Honest – 9.865
Savvidou – 9.855
49.510

Meraz – 9.850
Dennis – 9.800

BEAM
Ohashi – 9.960
Ross – 9.945
Peng – 9.910
Kocian – 9.910
Meraz – 9.805
49.530
FLOOR
Kocian – 9.930
Ohashi – 9.880
Toronjo – 9.772
Honest – 9.663
Hall – 9.610
48.855

Ross – 9.525
Meraz – 9.510
Savvidou – 9.505
Kramer – 9.225
Hano – 9.050

UCLA is kept in reasonable stead by its best-in-the-nation returning crew on bars and beam, but the departures of Mossett and Cipra illuminate the lack of consistency on floor. It’s an odd situation because UCLA has more than enough good floor workers returning to fill out a lineup (or two) without this being an EMERGENCY FRESHMEN scenario. But, the returning scores themselves are weak since very few gymnasts were able to compete enough to have an RQS last season (or hit enough to have acceptable averages). Not to mention even this floor number includes Kocian, who is currently in surgery limbo.

7. ALABAMA – 197.054
VAULT
Guerrero – 9.880
Armbrecht – 9.855
Winston – 9.850
Desch – 9.845
Childers – 9.840
49.270
BARS
Winston – 9.910
Mahoney – 9.860
Brannan – 9.825
Guerra – 9.800
Childers – 9.771
49.166

Armbrecht – 9.725

BEAM
Guerrero – 9.945
Winston – 9.935
Childers – 9.865
Desch – 9.850
Armbrecht – 9.583
49.178
FLOOR
Winston – 9.945
Desch – 9.905
Guerra – 9.870
Guerrero – 9.865
Childers – 9.855
49.440

Armbrecht – 9.500

Alabama loses a double-digit number of routines from Super Six last year because of the departures of Bailey, Jetter, Sims, and McNeer, exposing some gaps in the famed Alabama depth, especially on bars and beam. Among the top schools, the Tide will have to lean more heavily on freshmen (/transfer) to contribute what will likely be several routines on each event, including some significant scores on bars and beam.

8. MISSOURI – 196.999
VAULT
Ward – 9.915
Tucker – 9.865
Porter – 9.850
Harris – 9.850
Huber – 9.810
49.290

Miller – 9.770
Lewis – 9.700

BARS
Huber – 9.860
Porter – 9.850
Schugel – 9.845
Miller – 9.840
Tucker – 9.810
49.205

Kelly – 9.790
Ward – 9.770
Bower – 9.683
Albritten – 9.625

BEAM
Ward – 9.925
Kelly – 9.850
Schugel – 9.830
Albritten – 9.820
Bower – 9.805
49.230

Tucker – 9.800
Porter – 9.642

FLOOR
Harris – 9.910
Schugel – 9.876
Porter – 9.863
Tucker – 9.820
Huber – 9.805
49.274

Bower – 9.800
Kelly – 9.608
Turner – 9.550
Lewis – 9.000

See Kentucky.

9. MICHIGAN – 196.878
VAULT
McLean – 9.915
Karas – 9.895
Zaziski – 9.845
Shchennikova – 9.758
Osman – 9.745
49.158

Funk – 9.744

BARS
Zaziski – 9.915
Brown – 9.870
Shchennikova – 9.850
Karas – 9.845
Funk – 9.815
49.295

Marinez – 9.770
Osman – 9.725
McLean – 9.275

BEAM
Marinez – 9.875
Karas – 9.865
Zaziski – 9.860
Funk – 9.835
Brown – 9.825
49.260
FLOOR
McLean – 9.910
Karas – 9.890
Funk – 9.835
Marinez – 9.835
Osman – 9.695
49.165

Zaziski – 9.282

Michigan will return its typical small but strong lineup next season, though the loss of routines from Artz and Chiarelli is felt heavily in this returning picture and likely will be felt heavily in the upcoming season.

10. GEORGIA – 196.811
VAULT
Snead – 9.915
Johnson – 9.860
Dickson – 9.845
Marino – 9.825
Vaculik – 9.755**
49.200
BARS
Snead – 9.890
Dickson – 9.865
Johnson – 9.835
Vaculik – 9.825
Sanders – 9.785
49.200
BEAM
Babalis – 9.875
Vega – 9.840
Sanders – 9.820
Dickson – 9.790
Snead – 9.756
49.081
FLOOR
Marino – 9.930
Dickson – 9.905
Vega – 9.850
Babalis – 9.850
Snead – 9.795
49.330

It’s better than expected for Georgia, a team that did not leave last season in a super great position (he says understatedly), but the work from Snead, Dickson, Marino, and Vega provides a partial, useful core of routines to build on for the what’s-old-is-new-again regime that will still need and expect major contributions from a couple accomplished freshmen.

11. BOISE STATE – 196.732
VAULT
Bir – 9.855
Means – 9.850
Stockwell – 9.845
McGregor – 9.835
Remme – 9.815
49.200

Collantes – 9.740

BARS
McGregor – 9.900
Remme – 9.880
Collantes – 9.855
Stockwell – 9.845
Nilson – 9.767
49.247

Means – 9.725

BEAM
Remme – 9.910
Means – 9.895
McGregor – 9.805
Amado – 9.767
Collantes – 9.760
49.137

Esmerian – 9.675
Stockwell – 9.150

FLOOR
Collantes – 9.870
Stockwell – 9.858
Remme – 9.845
Means – 9.835
McGregor – 9.740
49.148

Webb – 9.567
Morrell – 9.125

Boise State has some restocking of bars routines to do (it’s still their highest-scoring returning event, but it’s BSU and bars so it should be 700 tenths ahead of the other events). But for the most part, the core that got them into the top 12 returns and will expect to build on last season’s result.

12. DENVER – 196.661
VAULT
Karr – 9.930
Addison – 9.830
Schou – 9.830
Chesnok – 9.650
Rep. Average – 9.600
48.840
BARS
Ogden – 9.895
Chesnok – 9.880
Karr – 9.860
Lomonte – 9.850
Kern – 9.840
49.325

Addison – 9.660

BEAM
Karr – 9.890
Schou – 9.880
Addison – 9.820
Ogden – 9.815
Loper – 9.800
49.205
FLOOR
Addison – 9.915
Karr – 9.900
Schou – 9.855
Loper – 9.825
Hammen – 9.796
49.291

Kern – 8.988

Denver struggled to fill out a full vault lineup most of the season last year, so it’s not a surprise that they would need a replacement average thrown in to get up to five scores on vault, the one event that’s going to need some serious freshman infusion on an otherwise intact team.

13. WASHINGTON – 196.434
VAULT
Burleson – 9.845
Roy – 9.825
Goings – 9.820
Hoffa – 9.780
Riley – 9.775
49.045

Copiak – 9.705

BARS
Goings – 9.830
Washington – 9.825
Burleson – 9.815
Copiak – 9.805
Nelson – 9.770
49.045

Riley – 9.569

BEAM
Goings – 9.915
Burleson – 9.905
Schaefer – 9.855
Rose – 9.835
Nelson – 9.825
49.335

Washington – 9.800

FLOOR
Burleson – 9.870
Washington – 9.840
Schaefer – 9.835
Goings – 9.804
Hoffa – 9.660
49.009

Roy – 9.625

Washington has lost a few important routines, particularly from Yacalis on vault and floor, but overall shouldn’t perform too differently from last year, particularly if Hoffa is able to come back and provide reinforcements to those vault and floor lineups.

14. IOWA STATE – 196.213
VAULT
Young – 9.860
Sievers – 9.855
Paz – 9.805
Converse – 9.783
Martin – 9.755
49.058

Johnson – 9.715
Ledesma – 9.695
Middelkoop – 9.645

BARS
Green – 9.840
Sievers – 9.830
Young – 9.825
Ledesma – 9.815
Johnson – 9.780
49.090

Paz – 9.765
Burns – 9.625

BEAM
Young – 9.860
Diaz – 9.810
Paz – 9.810
Sievers – 9.750
Converse – 9.685
48.915

Converse – 9.685
Russ – 9.600
Johnson – 9.500

FLOOR
Young – 9.895
Ledesma – 9.860
Paz – 9.830
Green – 9.810
Middelkoop – 9.755
49.150

Sievers – 9.730
Diaz – 9.715
Russ – 9.395

Iowa State is another school that ranks very well in the returning routine rankings because all of the routines from last season are returning. It’s now a very senior-heavy roster, so this year sort of needs to be the year for Iowa State.

15. GEORGE WASHINGTON – 196.205
VAULT
Drouin-Allaire – 9.890
Winstanley – 9.860
Mermelstein – 9.760
McLaughlin – 9.730
Zois – 9.675
48.915
BARS
Winstanley – 9.855
Pfeiler – 9.825
Drouin-Allaire – 9.810
Zois – 9.810
McLaughlin – 9.625
48.925
BEAM
Winstanley – 9.865
Mermelstein – 9.855
Pfeiler – 9.855
Zois – 9.845
Drouin-Allaire – 9.815
49.235

Bray – 8.975

FLOOR
Drouin-Allaire – 9.860
Winstanley – 9.840
Crasa – 9.825
Seibold – 9.820
Mermelstein – 9.785
49.130

George Washington has begun to shed some of that core that turned this team from an also-ran into a contender with the departures of DeMoura and Raineri, but the essential group of Drouin-Allaire, Winstanley, Mermelstein, Pfeiler, and Zois is still there for one more season. Like Iowa State, this has to be the year.

16. NEBRASKA – 196.195
VAULT
Houchin – 9.880
Schweihofer – 9.830
Crouse – 9.810
Williams – 9.796
Epperson – 9.790
49.106
BARS
Crouse – 9.890
Schweihofer – 9.860
Houchin – 9.835
Breen – 9.815
Epperson – 9.555
48.955
BEAM
Breen – 9.870
Williams – 9.850
Hassel – 9.825
Houchin – 9.795
Crouse – 9.695
49.035

Epperson – 9.550
Schweihofer – 9.515

FLOOR
Crouse – 9.855
Schweihofer – 9.850
Houchin – 9.845
Williams – 9.805
Epperson – 9.744
49.099

Breen – 9.596
Hassel – 9.083

Laeng and Lambert were essential pieces to a team that has never been particularly flush with extra routines, so without them, Nebraska falls fairly far down the rankings. To keep up with last season’s result, they’re going to need two to three new routines per event.

17. AUBURN – 196.136
VAULT
Day – 9.840
Krippner – 9.810
Becker – 9.790
Phillips – 9.780
Engler – 9.770
48.990

Black – 9.717
Milliet – 9.600

BARS
Engler – 9.875
Cerio – 9.865
Day – 9.860
Krippner – 9.825
Milliet – 9.808
49.233

Becker – 9.655
Moss – 9.625

BEAM
Krippner – 9.885
Slappey – 9.830
Cerio – 9.810
Milliet – 9.808
Engler – 9.780
49.113

Becker – 9.775

FLOOR
Slappey – 9.840
Becker – 9.810
Cerio – 9.805
Day – 9.795
Milliet – 9.550
48.800

There’s some cause for concern about Auburn’s lineups after an off year last year, coupled with the departure of most of the best floor routines from last season. They’ll certainly need a healthy Abby Milliet getting more Milliety scores than in her limited contribution early last season, as well as a number of routines from a pretty big freshman class.

18. OHIO STATE – 196.090
VAULT
Mattern – 9.880
Stone – 9.825
Aepli – 9.820
Hofland – 9.775
Merkle – 9.765
49.065
BARS
Hofland – 9.870
Mattern – 9.855
Aepli – 9.830
Harrison – 9.735
Huang – 9.625
48.915

Merkle – 9.550

BEAM
Harrison – 9.825
Merkle – 9.815
Aepli – 9.800
Stone – 9.790
Mattern – 9.740
48.970

Huang – 9.725
Hofland – 9.595

FLOOR
Mattern – 9.895
Merkle – 9.845
Harrison – 9.810
Stone – 9.805
Huang – 9.785
49.140

Aepli – 9.775
McClelland – 9.480

 

19. WEST VIRGINIA – 196.070
VAULT
Koshinski – 9.905
Muhammad – 9.860
Bernard – 9.810
Cluchey – 9.785
Merwin – 9.780
49.140
BARS
Muhammad – 9.840
Wright – 9.840
Tun – 9.800
Bernard – 9.740
Gillette – 9.725
48.945

Cumber – 9.710
Cluchey – 9.565
Kaufman – 9.525

BEAM
Gillette – 9.800
Koshinski – 9.795
Kaufman – 9.795
Galpin – 9.775
Wright – 9.670
48.835

Muhammad – 9.663
Cumber – 9.463

FLOOR
Koshinski – 9.905
Muhammad – 9.850
Cluchey – 9.830
Cumber – 9.795
Bernard – 9.770
49.150

Kaufman – 9.770
Merwin – 9.755
Gillette – 9.735
Wright – 8.500

 

20. ARKANSAS – 196.010
VAULT
Wellick – 9.900
McGlone – 9.840
Speed – 9.830
Yamzon – 9.750
Anderson – 9.730
49.050

Rathjen – 9.715

BARS
Garner – 9.860
Speed – 9.830
Wellick – 9.825
Burton – 9.805
Yamzon – 9.765
49.085

Anderson – 9.760

BEAM
Yamzon – 9.845
Burton – 9.835
Garner – 9.830
Wellick – 9.725
Bargiacchi – 9.725
48.960

McGlone – 9.635
Rathjen – 9.600
Speed – 9.588

FLOOR
Wellick – 9.850
Yamzon – 9.820
McGlone – 9.815
Bargiacchi – 9.780
Anderson – 9.650
48.915

Garner – 9.012

 

21. ILLINOIS – 195.843
VAULT
Leduc – 9.835
Horth – 9.810
Givens – 9.800
Balthazor – 9.765
Howell – 9.675
48.885

Roe – 9.517

BARS
Horth – 9.885
Howell – 9.845
Balthazor – 9.815
Leduc – 9.655
Dwyer – 9.358
48.558

Donovan – 9.313

BEAM
Leduc – 9.910
Hodan – 9.875
Horth – 9.865
Roe – 9.830
Howell – 9.780
49.260
FLOOR
Leduc – 9.905
Hodan – 9.870
Howell – 9.820
Horth – 9.775
Roe – 9.770
49.140

 

22. ARIZONA – 195.682
VAULT
Mattson – 9.820
Swanson – 9.805
Cindric – 9.770
Leung – 9.770
Cowles – 9.725
48.890

Leydin – 9.688

BARS
Ortiz – 9.895
Berg – 9.845
Spencer – 9.810
Hendrickson – 9.775
Schneider – 9.650
48.975

Cindric – 8.808

BEAM
Hendrickson – 9.805
Schneider – 9.795
Cowles – 9.760
Ortiz – 9.750
Cindric – 9.720
48.830

Leung – 9.563

FLOOR
Schneider – 9.880
Mattson – 9.825
Cindric – 9.805
Swanson – 9.760
Leydin – 9.717
48.987

Berg – 9.713

 

23. PENN STATE – 195.538
VAULT
Tsang – 9.850
Garcia – 9.805
LaGuardia – 9.735
Hosek – 9.705
Politz – 9.700
48.795

Jones – 9.663
Waddell – 9.531

BARS
Garcia – 9.915
Politz – 9.845
Tsang – 9.825
Laguardia – 9.740
McCracken – 9.500
48.825

Jones – 9.375

BEAM
Tsang – 9.845
Garcia – 9.790
Hosek – 9.790
Politz – 9.765
Jones – 9.725
48.915

McCracken – 9.688
Waddell – 9.688
Schuller – 9.660

FLOOR
Tsang – 9.885
Garcia – 9.860
Schuller – 9.805
Politz – 9.790
Hosek – 9.663
49.003

McCracken – 9.325
Jones – 8.900

 

24. IOWA – 195.517
VAULT
Piorkowski – 9.815
Zurawski – 9.805
Ortiz – 9.805
Sullivan – 9.795
Youd – 9.775
48.995

Carlson – 9.730
Snyder – 9.625

BARS
Zurawski – 9.870
Sullivan – 9.830
Kaji – 9.820
Snyder – 9.705
Carlson – 9.425**
48.650
BEAM
Kaji – 9.845
Sullivan – 9.820
Youd – 9.740
Rep Average – 9.696
Rep Average – 9.696
48.797
FLOOR
Zurawski – 9.880
Kaji – 9.875
Snyder – 9.875
Chow – 9.805
Sullivan – 9.640
49.075

Iowa has been on the upswing the last couple seasons, but 2018 will be a major test in terms of longevity as they’ll have to replace many lost routines from a program-iconic class. Bars and beam were the strengths last year because of Metcalf, Drenth, and company, their departures leaving those events quite depleted now.

25. CAL – 195.378
VAULT
Robinson – 9.860
Williams – 9.842
Sy Seilnacht – 9.820
Keelen – 9.817
Gallarzo – 9.770
49.109

Mastrangelo – 9.750

BARS
Shu – 9.840
Sternberg – 9.833
Williams – 9.831
So Seilnacht – 9.785
Dudschus – 9.188
48.477

Gallarzo – 9.130

BEAM
So Seilnacht – 9.860
Sy Seilnacht – 9.825
Gallarzo – 9.810
Shu – 9.790
Keelen – 9.650
48.935
FLOOR
Williams – 9.894
Robinson – 9.855
Sternberg – 9.825
Dudschus – 9.683
Sy Seilnacht – 9.600
48.857

So Seilnacht – 9.558
Keelen – 9.542

The low bars score probably undersells what Cal is actually returning simply because Alicia Gallarzo had such a weak bars RQS last season, even though she finally seemed to figure it out in April. Still, Cal’s lineups have been drastically depleted by a massive senior exodus of 3-4 routines per event, which will have to be replaced by the equally massive new freshman class. It’s going to be a project.

26. CENTRAL MICHIGAN – 195.138
VAULT
Pedrick – 9.830
Clements – 9.820
Plaska – 9.735
Kaplan – 9.725
Janowicz – 9.670
48.780

Miller – 9.375
Wright – 9.200
Hilliker – 9.092

BARS
Kaplan – 9.865
Janowicz – 9.840
Plaska – 9.745
Wright – 9.700
Pedrick – 9.683
48.833

Campbell – 9.670
Miller – 9.463

BEAM
Clements – 9.880
Memmel – 9.700
Porter – 9.567
Janowicz – 9.546
Pedrick – 9.538
48.231

Hilliker – 9.463
Plaska – 9.435

FLOOR
Hilliker – 9.905
Clements – 9.880
Pedrick – 9.850
Janowicz – 9.844
Plaska – 9.815
49.294

Kaplan – 9.780
Memmel – 9.710
Campbell – 9.575
Miller – 9.483

 

27. EASTERN MICHIGAN – 194.970
VAULT
Gresham – 9.820
Schwartz – 9.775
Valentin – 9.770
Hultgren – 9.755
Dobronics – 9.700
48.820
BARS
Valentin – 9.925
Rubin – 9.875
Schwartz – 9.680
Gendron – 9.675
Rep Average – 9.675
48.830
BEAM
Valentin – 9.865
Rubin – 9.820
Hultgren – 9.755
Gresham – 9.670
Schwartz – 9.550
48.660

Dobronics – 9.317

FLOOR
Marino – 9.825
Gresham – 9.780
Gendron – 9.775
Dobronics – 9.760
Audet – 9.520
48.660

 

28. MINNESOTA – 194.737
VAULT
Williams – 9.850
Gardner – 9.765
DeMuse – 9.760
Quaglia – 9.735
Hitchcock – 9.670
48.780
BARS
Lu – 9.840
Hitchcock – 9.810
Gardner – 9.755
Rowland – 9.740
Quaglia – 9.690
48.835

Cutler – 9.275

BEAM
Garnder – 9.860
Huebert – 9.675
Cutler – 9.595
Williams – 9.490
Ung – 9.450
48.070

DeMuse – 9.438

FLOOR
Gardner – 9.865
DeMuse – 9.850
Williams – 9.845
Cutler – 9.785
Rep Average – 9.707
49.052

 

29. OREGON STATE – 194.629
VAULT
Dessaints – 9.900
Jacobsen – 9.855
Gill – 9.785
Khamedoost – 9.775
Rep Average – 9.754
49.069
BARS
Singley – 9.830
Jacobsen – 9.815
Khamedoost – 9.780
Colussi-Pelaez – 9.460
Gill – 9.250
48.135
BEAM
Dessaints – 9.895
Gill – 9.795
Colussi-Pelaez – 9.780**
Davis – 9.650
Lowery – 9.375
48.495
FLOOR
Lowery – 9.860
Jacobsen – 9.775
Gill – 9.763
Singley – 9.750**
Rep Average – 9.782
48.930

It’s a hard-knock roster this season for Oregon State, a team that has lost 15 of its 24 routines from nationals last year (including five of six floor routines) with the departures of McMillan, Gardiner, Aufiero, SCP, Ricci, and Jimenez and has to start from scratch in a lot of respects coming into the 2018 season. We will meet many new routines this year.

30. UTAH STATE – 194.620
VAULT
Golison – 9.790
Ward – 9.785
Estrella – 9.770
Bullitt – 9.655
Rep Average – 9.661
48.661
BARS
Peel – 9.860
Jeppesen – 9.850
Ward – 9.820
Estrella – 9.785
Rep Average – 9.722
49.037
BEAM
Peel – 9.820
Golison – 9.820
Briones – 9.567
Rep Average – 9.440
Rep Average – 9.440
48.087
FLOOR
Ward – 9.900
Golison – 9.840
Peel – 9.760
Bullitt – 9.725
Estrella – 9.610
48.835

Briones – 8.900

 

31. STANFORD – 194.232
VAULT
Price – 9.895
Cole – 9.835
Tai – 9.820
Yu – 9.820
H Hoffman – 9.715
49.085
BARS
Price – 9.940
Yu – 9.810
Rep Average – 9.425
Rep Average – 9.425
Rep Average – 9.425
48.025
BEAM
Tai – 9.835
Fitzgerald – 9.800
Cole – 9.785
Yu – 9.692
Price – 9.400
48.512
FLOOR
Price – 9.895
Cole – 9.775
H Hoffman – 9.770
Tai – 9.695
Rep Average – 9.475
48.610

The difficult truth for Tabitha Yim and Stanford is that there are very few scores returning beyond Elizabeth Price, particularly if you look at bars. The freshman class will have to bear the brunt of contribution in the upcoming season, but it’s a large class designed to do just that.

32. SOUTHERN UTAH – 193.018
VAULT
Ma McBride – 9.815
Me McBride – 9.815
Jorgensen – 9.800
Gonzalez – 9.650
Rep Average – 9.655
48.735
BARS
Yee – 9.845
Rozsa – 9.830
Ma McBride – 9.825
Heltemes – 9.820
Jorgensen – 9.150
48.470
BEAM
Jorgensen – 9.820
Yee – 9.810
Bayer – 9.800
Gonzalez – 9.310
Rep Average – 9.594
48.334
FLOOR
Jorgensen – 9.895
Gonzalez – 9.825
Bayer – 8.925
Rep Average – 9.417
Rep Average – 9.417
47.479

Southern Utah was also bit by the graduation bug, probably more severely than any other team. Maybe that’s why this year’s freshman class is 10 people big. Thousands of routines are exactly what’s needed right now.

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12 thoughts on “2018 Returning Routine Rankings”

    1. I mean a) is kind of the entire point…and then, from there, you evaluate the freshmen who are likely to contribute. For example, Florida is already on top based on returning routines, plus they have by far the strongest freshman class, which means really they should be the title favorites. LSU can expect to get some routines out of Desiderio, plus they could get lucky and hope Priessman is healthy enough to do leg events this year and Kelly doesn’t fall apart when she tries to vault. So I think LSU has a solid outside chance.

      Oklahoma doesn’t have as much coming in from their freshman class that I’m aware of, so they will need some KJ Level 10 magic to get up to Florida’s level, but they’ve done that plenty of times before.

      Alabama has Ernst and Key, so they’re going to be much higher than 7th, most likely, but still probably too far behind the top dogs to challenge.

      UCLA lost way more than I thought, and they aren’t gaining enough from their freshmen to really contend, especially if Kocian is out. That’s sad.

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      1. UCLA is already one of the best on Bars and Beam, and I can see Dennis pulling those number up a bit. Pauline Tratz could end up doing wonders for them on vault and floor, which is their main problem. Tratz has a 10 vault, and in the UCLA preseason Woodward montage, Kyla did the Omelianchick. However, Kyla also showed an amazing Omelianchick a month before last season and then gave us solid FTY after solid FTY. If Kyla could get a fitting floor routine and show some of her nationals semifinals, I could see her being a safe 9.9 score in their lineup. However, if Kocian is out, It will be devastating to their lineup, and their only solution will to be smuggle international superstars onto their lineup.

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  1. I’m interested to see Bruins vault this season. Maddy Preston should be healthy enough for a 10 start value along with some of their fresh and soph group. I hope their floor looses the slightly juvenile look this year also. Utah is a dark horse. Waiting to see the recovery level of Tessen and Schwab. Really pulling for Sabrina as she is one of the loveliest gymnasts to watch. Solosky could be an interesting addition. Mcnatt has possibilities also. Love the fact that all teams are vastly improved so it isn’t a top 6 cake walk any more. Looking forward to a great year and I appreciate all the commentary. Also hope we can all play nice. (That comment is as much for me as everyone else- I’ve turned over a new leaf). Happy flips to all

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