|Wednesday, February 7||Scores||Stream
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Hamline @ UW-Eau Claire||LINK|
|Friday, February 9||Scores||Stream
|6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Penn State @ Ohio State||LINK||FREE|
|6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan||LINK||EMU($)|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT –  Alabama @  Florida||LINK||SECN|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT –  Georgia @  Kentucky||LINK||SEC+|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Alaska @ Centenary||LINK||CC($)|
|7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Winona State @ UW-La Crosse||FREE|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  Auburn @  Arkansas||LINK||SEC+|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Illinois @  Minnesota||LINK||BTN+
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  Central Michigan @ Illinois State||FREE|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Lindenwood, UW-Whitewater, UW-Stout (@ Milwaukee, WI)||LINK|
|8:30 ET/5:30 PT –  LSU @  Missouri||LINK||SECN|
|9:00 ET/6:00 PT –  Arizona State @  Utah||LINK||P12N|
|9:00 ET/6:00 PT –  BYU @ Southern Utah||LINK||FREE|
|10:00 ET/7:00 PT –  Boise State,  Iowa State @ San Jose State||LINK||FREE|
|10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Utah State, Sacramento State @ UC Davis||LINK||FREE|
|Saturday, February 10||Scores||Stream
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – West Chester, Brockport, Ithaca @ Cornell||Ivy ($)|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut, Springfield @ Yale||Ivy ($)|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Gustavus Adolphus|
|2:30 ET/11:30 PT –  UCLA @ Cal||LINK||P12N|
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Michigan State @  Michigan||LINK||BTN+
|4:30 ET/1:30 PT –  Oregon State @  Washington||LINK||P12N|
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT –  Nebraska @ Iowa||LINK|| BTN+
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Towson @ New Hampshire||LINK||FREE|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  George Washington, West Virginia @  Denver||LINK||FLO|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Seattle Pacific @ Air Force||FREE|
|Sunday, February 11||Scores||Stream
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Kent State @ Western Michigan||LINK||ESPN3|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Ball State||LINK||FREE|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Rutgers, Brown, William & Mary @ Maryland||LINK|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bridgeport, Temple, Ursinus @ Penn||LINK|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Rhode Island @ Cortland|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT –  Stanford @  Arizona||LINK||P12N|
|3:00 ET/12:00 PT –  Auburn, NC State, Pittsburgh @ TWU||LINK||FREE|
|3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Illinois-Chicago||LINK|
|3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Alaska @ Centenary||LINK|
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT – North Carolina @  Oklahoma||LINK||OU($)|
|Monday, February 12||Scores||Stream
|9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ Southern Utah||LINK||FREE|
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 Alabama @  Florida
Florida returns home for the first time since “the incident” against Oklahoma, and this being Florida, at home, with the way scores are trending, all signs point to a big number. How surprised will you be if multiple 10s are not awarded at this meet? All the surprised? Correct.
For everyone who isn’t Florida, the big story in this meet is Alabama. We’re still early in the season, but Alabama’s lineups—and ranking—are becoming a significant quandary, particularly on vault where Alabama is ranked 24th and has yet to break 49.025 despite having the potential for a majority-lineup of 10.0 starts. It would be very Dana Duckworth to wait to be good on vault until mid-March, but right now this lineup looks far from that point, and without too many obvious upgrades in sight. It’s going to be nearly impossible for Alabama to contend without significant vault improvements, in both difficulty and landings, so watch for progress on that front.
Getting Childers back in the all-around should help bump the floor lineup closer to a postseason-style group, and bars and beam have looked the fuller and more competitive events so far, meaning Alabama should be closer to Florida there. But while the current beam six is a stylish and nationally up-to-level group capable of 9.9s, the absence of Key is a lingering cloud. This roster was designed with Star Bailie Key as a major point of reliance on all events, and it’s difficult to see Alabama reaching its championship potential without contributions from her.
Florida is the clear favorite here, but Alabama will very much be looking to use this opportunity to hit 197 again, record a strong road score, and show that the power-event gap is not unsustainably large compared to a team like Florida.
In terms of the Gators, we have seen two botched beam rotations in the last three meets, so while I’m inclined to chalk that up as “one of those things,” usual midyear nonsense, it’s worth keeping an eye on. Also interesting is Kennedy Baker’s absence from the lineup. Florida is deep enough, particularly on this event, that Baker does not necessarily need to go on beam in order for the team to be successful—there are six other believable 9.9s on this team—but it is a big decision to sit someone with her scoring potential.
These lineups don’t have an aura of finality yet. Is Baumann a top-6 vaulter? What of the Skaggs 1.5? Is Hundley making floor? Is she upgrading? Is the Slocum double layout happening? Questions. Foberg sat out the last meet, so if she comes back into a few lineups, that should give us some answers about where everyone stands in Florida’s biggest (and likely most competitive) remaining meet until SECs.
Georgia @ Kentucky
Auburn @ Arkansas
Besides knowing that LSU and Florida are the top two teams, the SEC balance of power is still very ill-defined at this point. Once the bad scores can be dropped (RQS begins two weeks from Monday), there will be precious little separating the 3-7 teams from each other in this next tier of conference rankings.
This weekend will be revealing as to where that power might ultimately rest. In addition to both meets looking pretty 50/50 in terms of result, there are some significant score implications. Georgia has solid home scores but rather tepid road totals. Without three strong road scores (in four remaining road meets), Georgia will be left behind by the others. Auburn competes twice this weekend, both times on the road, and two hits would ensure that the team can drop that first-meet 193 once RQS begins and move back up into a competitive position with the others.
Minnesota is back
Lexy Ramler is the best all-arounder you haven’t watched yet this season, and Minnesota has already hit 196 twice this year (after doing so three times all of last season). During the back-and-forth SEC furor, don’t forget about Illinois’s visit to Minnesota, where the balance has shifted this season and Minnesota is now the favorite.
Michigan without Karas
With Olivia Karas out for the season, Michigan is down a top score on all four events. This will be the first opportunity to gauge how top-6 competitive the team looks now.
Miracle of miracles, we can actually watch a Denver home meet this weekend (kind of). If bars is a hit this time, things could get real because the scores on the other events are there and have been there. Even when counting falls on bars, Denver has been flirting with it’s all time scores so far this season in meets that would have ranked among the three or four best in program history with full hits.
So far this year, one of the most surprisingly ranked schools has been Cal, a team that has Williams back and an exciting freshman class yet is languishing in 29th without a 196 to its name. This team is way better than that and has no business being ranked last in the conference, so we’ll see if a high profile contest against a surging UCLA team brings the type of mid-196 score Cal should be getting at this point in the year.
13 thoughts on “NCAA Week 6 – Schedule and Links”
Is Emily Schild competing for Georgia soon? Or is she out for the season?
They said they hope to get her in the bars lineup this year. Maybe March? If they get her in there, that bars lineup is awesome. Oakley, Vaculik, Snead, Dickson, and Schild. Plus, Johnson as a solid lead-off.
According to Suzanne on Facebook, Emily is now doing bars dismounts onto hard surface, so we might see her on that event this weekend. If not this weekend, then very soon, hopefully. She’s not quite ready on beam yet though.
Awesome! I’m hoping to see Schild on bars and Oakley on floor by the March. I didn’t know much about Oakley before the season, but she is so much fun to watch.
For UCLA’s upcoming visit to Cal on Saturday, note that Miss Val plans to “mix up our lineup a lot” by resting some UCLA starters and going deeper into the roster:
[Not mentioned: UCLA fans hope to not see a repeat of the 2016 dual meet upset at Berkeley: Cal 196.375 over UCLA 195.175]
So on floor UCLA will put up for routines:
No-tumbling passes Peng
No armed Kocian
Well…Don’t tell anyone, but both Cal and UCLA are planning to trick the FX judges by using a fresh twin for the 3rd pass (Sofie and Sylvie Seilnacht for Cal, and Anna and Grace Glenn for UCLA). Teammates on the sidelines will briefly obstruct the judges’ sightlines as the switches are made.
One-armed Kocian will join one-armed Savvidou for a UCLA FX duet–Kocian will use one arm while Savvidou uses the other for a historic combined full-bodied score.
Miss Val’s coaching staff will also sneak into the lineups:
– World and Olympic Champion Coach Jordyn Weiber will sneak into the FX lineup disguised as the unknown UCLA walk-on Justine Beiber.
– National Champion Coach Randy Lane will be disguised as the still NCAA-eligible Paulina Hunt in a legacy routine that should score even higher than Hunt did in exhibition back in the 1980s.
– National Champion and Olympian Coach Chris Waller is disguised as Lilia Waller–wait, no, that really is fly freshman Lilia Waller in person…nevermind.
Even broadcaster Sam Peszek will return for UCLA disguised as her distant European cousin transfer student Samanta Peszeki.
If they all wear their hair in Peng-style double buns, then they’ll fit right in.
In honor of legacy routines, Jerry Tomlinson will return as acting UCLA Head Coach while the versatile Miss Val plays live piano accompaniment for all routines. Should be memorable and fun.
Thank you for putting the schedule all in one place every weekend! I have no life, so this helps me plan my weekend schedule!
as snarky as that comment is – thanks, it had been a rough day and I really needed a good laugh. You get a “10” no wait, Carol is judging so it’s an “11” Thanks again.
Does anyone know how to watch UCLA in Canada?
i sometimes have luck with youtube, but it can take a while to get good links uploaded 🙁
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