|Thursday, March 8||Scores||Stream
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT ¬– New Hampshire @ Bridgeport|
|Friday, March 9||Scores||Stream
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT –  Nebraska @  Florida||LINK||SEC+|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT –  LSU @  NC State||LINK||ACC+|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Kent State||LINK||ESPN3|
|7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Maryland, Penn @ Temple||FREE|
|7:30 ET/4:30 PT –  Missouri, Iowa @  Iowa State||LINK||ISU($)|
|7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Centenary @ SEMO||LINK||FREE|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  Alabama v.  Auburn (@ Huntsville, AL)||FLO|
|8:00 ET/5:00 PT –  Arkansas,  Arizona State,  Denver @  Oklahoma||LINK||FSGo|
|8:30 ET/5:30 PT – North Carolina, San Jose State, Air Force @ Arizona||LINK|
|9:00 ET/6:00 PT – UC Davis, Seattle Pacific @  Washington||LINK||FREE|
|9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Penn State, Utah State, TWU @  BYU||LINK||FREE|
|10:00 ET/7:00 PT –  Cal,  Minnesota, Alaska @ Sacramento State||LINK|
|Saturday, March 10||Scores||Stream
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – DIII East Regional|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT –  Utah @  Michigan||LINK||BTN|
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Towson @ William & Mary||LINK||FREE|
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT –  Boise State @  Georgia||LINK||SEC+|
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ball State @ Western Michigan||LINK|
|5:30 ET/2:30 PT – Michigan State @  Oregon State||LINK||FREE|
|Sunday, March 11||Scores||Stream
|12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Bridgeport, Cornell, West Chester, Southern Connecticut @ Maryland||LINK|| BTN+
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – West Virginia, Pittsburgh @  George Washington||LINK||GW($)|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT –  Kentucky, Brown, Yale @ New Hampshire||LINK||ESPN3|
|1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, Lindenwood @ Temple||FREE|
|2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Central Michigan, NC State @  Ohio State||OSU($)|
|3:00 ET/12:00 PT –  Illinois, Nothern Illinois, Illinois State @ Illinois-Chicago||LINK|
|4:00 ET/1:00 PT –  UCLA @ Stanford||P12N|
|5:00 ET/2:00 PT –  Cal @ UC Davis||LINK||FREE|
|Tuesday, March 13||Scores||Stream
|6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Illinois-Chicago @ Western Michigan||LINK|
|10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State @  UCLA||P12N|
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 Utah @  Michigan
Our top-10 dual meet for the weekend sees Utah come off its little vacation for a clash in which Utah will be the favorite but Michigan is nonetheless in with a solid shot. At least, we’ve seen Michigan score at home what Utah tends to score on the road, if that’s any indication. Which it isn’t. Nothing matters.
Critical for Michigan, as I’ll keep talking about through the rest of the season, is enduring vault. Those early Michigan Yfulls could conceivably drop a tenth each to Utah’s fulls, which would be extremely difficult to recover from. Michigan needs to get through the first three vaults with 9.800s, and then go 9.850s-9.900s for Zaziski, Townsend, and McLean, to stay in contention.
On a good day for the Wolverines, you can see Brown and Zaziski keeping bars on pace with Utah, but where Michigan will really look to make a move is in the second half of the meet—because of beam. Beam is the one event on which Michigan is ranked higher and an event where the dance elements are stronger overall and the form a little crisper. Michigan will like its second-half chances at a home meet but can’t allow a deficit to grow to any size in the first half.
The scores are not too, too important for either team in this one. Utah is pretty safe in that top-5 group already, and while Michigan needs to do a little more to ensure staying in that 6-7 regional, that work will be done mostly at the Big Five and conference championship meets. It would, however, be nice to get a 197 out of this to make things a little smoother heading to the final meets.
It’s an Oklahoma quad meet, but Oklahoma’s performance will be the least interesting part of this one as three other teams have been invited town, all currently in tenuous ranking positions and all jockeying for the best regional placement.
Arkansas currently sits 10th, Arizona State 12th, and Denver 15th, though they could finish in any order in this one, none of which would be surprises. Denver has the most to prove in this meet with the weakest cumulative road scores of the three so far, and the most riding on this meet because that ranking of 15th is not safe enough. Those teams that finish 16-17-18 are going to get dropped into some really nasty regional muck, where they’ll be asked to beat a 197 team to make nationals. With teams like Cal, Georgia, and Missouri still threatening to move up and out of that zone, someone else would have to go into it.
If Denver hits, getting a big road score to secure a better ranking—one that challenges Arizona State, which has a lower peak RQS after this meet—shouldn’t be a problem, but hitting, especially on the road, has been an issue this season.
Nebraska @ Florida
A critical player in this ranking dance is Nebraska. Nebraska is currently ranked 13th but heads into Florida with a 195.6 road score to drop. And did I mention being at Florida. It would be an upset if Nebraska doesn’t get a 197 this weekend, which is going to put a lot of pressure on that Kentucky/Arkansas group to keep getting big score to keep what currently look like fairly comfortable #2 seedings.
Plus Florida, in its home finale, will be tasked with answering the age-old question, are you…like…good this year? Because you’re supposed to win the championship or something, but it keeps being all 196. Also, it’s Alex McMurtry’s senior night. So just…gird your loins or whatever.
DIII East Regionals
Last weekend, UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater, and Hamline became the three teams advancing to DIII nationals out of the west. Now, it’s the chance to Brockport, Ithaca, Ursinus, Cortland, Springfield, and Rhode Island to determine who the other three will be. Brockport and Ithaca are the two that have broken into the 191s so far this year, are ranked higher, and will be favored, but it should be a real fight for the other spot with Ursinus, Cortland, and Springfield very much in it.
Danger zone watch
Central Michigan – Oh, for that day in January when you were #3. CMU has struggled to get the scores lately, and traveling last weekend for a critical two-meet road stretch without Denelle Pedrick proved a challenge too far. Central Michigan currently sits in 35th and will compete in its final road meet of the season this weekend with a 194.625 road score that must be dropped in order to get out of the danger zone. Even just a mid-195 would take a ton of the pressure off in the regionals race, but that result has to happen. Another 194 would be trouble. CMU’s score against Ohio State on Sunday is among the most significant results to watch this weekend as it will determine the regionals fate not just of Central Michigan but a few other teams on the bubble.
North Carolina – Despite being good this season and ranked SIXTH on floor, UNC finds itself sitting outside the top 36 right now. Almost entirely because of bars. The buffer is now gone. With three meets remaining, North Carolina needs three scores at least in the 195.6+ zone to have a good shot at feeling safe.