Conference Championships – Schedule and Links

Friday, March 23 Scores Stream
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – DIII Team Final
Brockport
Ithaca
UW-La Crosse
UW-Whitewater
Cortland
Hamline
 LINK  FLO
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – MIC Championship
Lindenwood
TWU
Illinois-Chicago
SEMO
Illinois State
Centenary
 LINK  LINK
Saturday, March 24 Scores Stream
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – ECAC Championship
Temple
Cornell
Brown
Yale
Penn
William & Mary
 LINK  Ivy($)
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – ECAC-II Championship
Bridgeport
West Chester
Southern Connecticut
LINK
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – EAGL Championship
[19] George Washington
[22] NC State
Pittsburgh
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Towson
 LINK  FREE
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – MAC Championship
Kent State
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois
Bowling Green
Ball State
Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan
 LINK  ESPN3
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 1
[11] Arkansas
[16] Auburn
[18] Georgia
[21] Missouri
 LINK  SECN
4 Events
Vault
Bars
Beam
Floor
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Big 10 Championship Session 1
[14] Nebraska
Penn State
Michigan State
Rutgers
LINK BTN
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 1
[11] Oregon State
[17] Arizona State
Stanford
Arizona
 LINK  P12N
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – DIII Event Finals  LINK  FLO
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Big 12 Championship
[1] Oklahoma
[13] Denver
[25] West Virginia
Iowa State
 LINK  FLO
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 2
[2] LSU
[5] Florida
[6] Alabama
[9] Kentucky
 LINK  ESPN2
4 Events
Vault
Bars
Beam
Floor
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Big 10 Championship Session 2
[7] Michigan
[23] Minnesota
[24] Ohio State
Illinois
Maryland
Iowa
 LINK  BTN
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Mountain Rim Championship
[15] Boise State
[20] BYU
Southern Utah
Utah State
 LINK  LINK
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Mountain Pacific Championship
UC Davis
Sacramento State
San Jose State
Air Force
Seattle Pacific
Alaska
 LINK  LINK
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 2
[3] UCLA
[4] Utah
[8] Washington
[10] Cal
 LINK P12N

The conference championships are upon us once more!

I’ve previewed the Pac-12 and SEC Championships in their own posts, but there will be plenty of other action to follow on Saturday beyond those two meets, like Oklahoma winning the Big 12 Championship. Michigan enters Big Tens as the heavy favorite now that Nebraska has been relegated to the first session, George Washington is looking for a third conference title in four years as well as a score to get up into the top 18, and also there are other meets you’ll pretend to follow then won’t because there’s too much going on simultaneously. (Not autobiographical.)

As part of the project to manage your day, here is the annual composite schedule of all the conference meets:

You will not survive.

More of the smaller conferences should take the cue from the MIC, which is holding its championship on Friday this year instead of Saturday, and therefore everyone is 7000% more likely to watch.

“No one ever pays attention to us!” *holds meet at the exact same time as all the famous schools*

“We don’t get the leotard bonus!” *ensures no one has ever even watched team before*

Saturday is the RQS deadline (can’t record a score for RQS after the 24th), which is also dumb and limiting and should be changed. Put some conference champs on Sunday and Friday. Make a weekend of it.

Remember that the conference championships also usher in the beginning of four-judge season, as opposed to two judges. Now, four judges will score each routine, with the high and the low thrown out and the remaining two averaged. It just means that you have to bribe double the judges to get the score you want.

Danger zone watch
Your danger zone teams this year are New Hampshire, Central Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Utah State, and North Carolina. Six enter, three will leave.

Check out the RQS Scenarios for specific details about how that will play out and what scores each of the teams will be looking for. It’s a little different this year because the lowest-ranked teams (Utah State and North Carolina) actually control their own fates and could clinch spots with huge scores tomorrow, which would leave Central Michigan, Iowa, and Arizona in the lurch.

New Hampshire is the most likely of the six to advance (needs just 195.500), while Central Michigan and Iowa will be rooting for a low-scoring national atmosphere and lots of misses because everyone’s RQS scores staying the same would be good for them as they currently sit in the top 36.

 

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10 thoughts on “Conference Championships – Schedule and Links”

    1. Because they did really bad at the big 5 meets. The big ten doesn’t do there conference championship sessions by rankings. They have two meets with 5 teams competing. The top 3 go to the evening session and the other two compete in the afternoon session. Nebraska finished 4th after counting 2 falls on beam and a fall on bars

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  1. The live stats link above for the DIII Team Finals didn’t work for me. Springfield College (host school) has this as the link – no scores yet, but looks right otherwise (has today’s date & schools competing): http://springfieldcollegepride.com/sports/wgym/2017-18/files/The_Gymnastics_ScoreKeeper_Meet_Results.html

    The url looks to be a default for whichever is the current/most recent live scoring session, so perhaps the other one will be good when it’s all done.

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  2. Hi Everyone! This is my first year following NCAA. Can someone tell me what happens now? After these conference champs I know we are headed to nationals and several teams won’t make it but can someone explain in a little more detail, when is the competition, where is the competition, what is the format, do gymnasts whose teams don’t qualify but have the ability to place individually get to go (I am thinking specifically of Ebee) etc.? I really appreciate it!

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