NCAA Week 9 – Schedule and Links

Wednesday, March 3
Scores Stream
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – Rutgers @ Maryland LINK BTN+
Friday, March 5
Scores Stream
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – Nebraska @ [5] Minnesota LINK BTN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – [14] Kentucky @ [18] Georgia LINK SEC+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – West Virginia @ Pittsburgh LINK ESPN3
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Towson, George Washington @ Temple LINK ESPN+
7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT – Iowa State, Illinois State @ Northern Illinois LINK NIU($)
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [8] Arkansas @ [12] Auburn LINK SEC+
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [11] BYU @ [2] Oklahoma LINK FSOK
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – [4] Utah @ [23] Oregon State LINK FREE
8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT – San Jose State @ Air Force   FREE
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [1] Florida @ [6] Alabama LINK SEC+
8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT – [22] Missouri @ [3] LSU LINK SEC+
Saturday, March 6
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – North Carolina @ William & Mary LINK FREE
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – [19] Illinois @ [17] Iowa LINK BTN+
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – NC State @ New Hampshire LINK FREE
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [10] UCLA @ [9] Cal LINK FREE
6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT – Arizona @ [7] Arizona State LINK FREE
Sunday, March 7
Scores Stream
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Towson @ George Washington LINK FREE
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Iowa State, Air Force, Bowling Green @ Eastern Michigan LINK ESPN3
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT – Ball State @ Kent State LINK FREE
2:00pm ET/11:00am PT – Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers @ [21] Ohio State LINK BTN+
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [2] Oklahoma, Centenary @ TWU LINK TWU($)
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT – [24] Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Lindenwood @ Illinois State   ESPN+
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – [15] Southern Utah, [20] Utah State @ [13] Denver LINK DU($)
4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT – LIU @ Temple LINK ESPN+
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT – [16] Boise State, Stanford @ Washington LINK FREE

Links will continue to be added as they become available.

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Top Scores of Week 8

For the top scores of week 8, it’s the 39 routines that got a 10.000, a 10 from one judge, or a consensus 9.950 from both judges. Deep breath.

The 10.000s

Lexy Ramler – Vault – Minnesota

Trinity Thomas – Bars – Florida

Trinity Thomas – Floor – Florida

The 9.975s

Lexy Ramler – Bars – Minnesota

Lynnzee Brown – Floor – Denver

Cally Nixon – Bars – Kentucky

Ellie Lazzari – Beam – Florida

Leah Clapper – Beam – Florida

Abbey Miner-Alder – Floor – BYU

Maile O’Keefe – Beam – Utah

Sierra Brooks – Vault – Michigan

The 9.950s

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Week 8 Rankings & NQS Update

Full rankings

The NQS (four best scores, two of which must be away) has now taken over for the official weekly rankings. Keep in mind that several teams including Michigan (196.805 avg), Michigan State (195.238 avg), and George Washington (193.275 avg) do not yet have enough meets to make up an NQS and so do not appear on the rankings. It’s very annoying.

Bold meet scores must be counted and can no longer be dropped.

1. Florida Gators

Road Score 1198.150
Road Score 2197.500
Home/Road Score 1198.275
Home/Road Score 2197.850
Current NQS:197.944

Florida recorded a national high over the weekend, while the next closest contenders struggled, allowing the Gators to extend their lead atop the rankings and solidify their status as the team to beat.

2. Oklahoma Sooners

Road Score 1198.225
Road Score 2197.800
Home/Road Score 1197.475
Home/Road Score 2197.450
Current NQS:197.738

Oklahoma had a semi-dud on Friday for 197.175, which was not high enough to count for NQS. But because the Sooners already had a best-scores advantage on LSU, they were nonetheless able to move up to #2 this week. Oklahoma is farther back of Florida now but also still has four remaining meets to Florida’s two and therefore enjoys more opportunities to gain.

3. LSU Tigers

Road Score 1197.550
Road Score 2197.325
Home/Road Score 1198.050
Home/Road Score 2197.275
Current NQS:197.550

LSU’s loss to Kentucky did not allow the team to improve its NQS and also means the team is saddled with counting a 197.550 road score. It’s a good score of course but now a real disadvantage if trying to catch Oklahoma.

4. Utah Utes

Average: 197.113

Road Score 1197.450
Road Score 2196.900
Home/Road Score 1197.475
Home/Road Score 2197.375
Current NQS: 197.300

Utah stepped up its scoring a little bit from the previous week, going 197.375 in defeating Cal, though that’s still the kind of score that will leave Utah somewhat vulnerable to being dropped out of a #1 regional seed position. Minnesota and Alabama (and probably eventually Michigan) are closing in.

5. Minnesota Gophers

Road Score 1197.375
Road Score 2196.975
Home/Road Score 1197.625
Home/Road Score 2197.025
Current NQS: 197.250

Minnesota recorded the best score at the Big Five meets to improve its ranking three spots. It was a particularly critical result for Minnesota to achieve in its second-to-last road meet as the team didn’t have any 197 road scores to that point.

6. Alabama Crimson Tide

Road Score 1197.325
Road Score 2197.000
Home/Road Score 1197.725
Home/Road Score 2196.925
Current NQS: 197.244

Alabama defeated Arkansas with its highest road score so far to set up a very competitive NQS picture and make a good argument for a #2 regional seeding, at least. That home 197.7 is the main difference maker between Alabama and the other teams in the top 10, and And Alabama hosts Florida this Friday…

7. Arizona State Sun Devils

Road Score 1197.050
Road Score 2196.650
Home/Road Score 1197.450
Home/Road Score 2197.150
Current NQS:197.075

So Arizona State is good now, you guys, and used a two-meet week to zoom up the rankings and establish a competitive NQS that even has a drop-able road score still hanging around. ASU will still need to be wary of Cal and UCLA moving up, so a spot in the all-important top 8 is not a given, but it’s suddenly looking possible.

8. Arkansas Razorbacks

Road Score 1196.875
Road Score 2196.675
Home/Road Score 1197.350
Home/Road Score 2197.250
Current NQS:197.038

Arkansas lost some ground this week because a 197.000 home score was not enough to break into its NQS picture. The home scores are already fine. It’s the road scores that need addressing, and there’s an opportunity to do just that at Auburn this weekend. Arkansas has some (some) actual score pressure this weekend as Kentucky still maintains a chance to pass Arkansas for the final spot in the evening session at SECs.

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