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The Weekend Plans – January 22-24

Apparently, the east coast broke, so some of these teams will not be competing this weekend because they’re being preserved in ice for future archaeologists to find. George Washington is out of Saturday’s meet, but as of now, the meet is still expected to go ahead. Penn State was supposed to travel to Maryland, but that meet has been postponed because of “as if.”

Top 25 schedule + other notables

Friday, January 22
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [10] Arkansas @ [4] Alabama
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa State, Arizona State @ [2] Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [9] Georgia @ [14] Missouri
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [3] Michigan @ [17] Illinois
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [1] Florida @ [8] Auburn
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [20] Kentucky @ [7] LSU
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ [23] Southern Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [13] Boise State, UC Davis @ BYU
Saturday, January 23
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [5] UCLA @ Arizona
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [11] Oregon State @ [6] Utah
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – *[12] George Washington, [15] New Hampshire, Temple @ Pittsburgh
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Rutgers @ [18] Nebraska
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Michigan State @ [19] Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Washington @ [16] Denver
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [25] Ohio State @ Iowa
Sunday, January 24
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [21] Eastern Michigan, Illinois State @ Ball State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [22] Cal, San Jose State @ [24] Stanford

Live blogging
I’ll be here live blogging all the Friday slop as usual—get all your devices and alternate monitors and time machines ready because there will be periods when you want to watch three meets at the same time—as well as UCLA/Arizona on Saturday (but not Oregon State/Utah, just a heads up).  

Friday
-Most of the top teams are getting their meets out of the way on Friday, with only the major Pac-12 sides holding out until the weekend. Though the result is in doubt for very few of these meets, many of these teams are coming off nasties of varying severity in their most recent showings, so there are a couple key rotations to watch. Yeah, I’m talking about Georgia’s beam. The SEC Network should definitely cut in to Florida/Auburn when Georgia is going on beam with a breaking news update because we all need to see that thing.

-The premier meet of the week is Florida’s visit to Auburn because it features the highest-ranked underdog and because I haven’t seen a full Auburn meet yet this season. My needs make things important. Florida is the heavy favorite in this one, with a fuller contingent of both starring 9.9s and supporting 9.8s that would have to thrown up a relative splatfest for Auburn to come out on top. The Gators turned in the strongest and most complete performance in the country so far this season in their last meet, though the scoring was crazy-pie, so part of the interest in this meet will be how similarly hit routines are scored away from home. It should be a better indicator of where Florida is at this point in the season.

Perhaps surprisingly, or not, the floor rotation is the biggest question for Florida so far this year, once again last weekend featuring three great routines and three weak routines. Bridgey will chug along and get into form eventually, but that is a lineup that looks a step behind where it could be given the quality of Baker, Sloan, and Boren. Right now, they’re just missing that DLO from Wang or piked full-in from Spicer, or even the 9.850 that Boyce could bring in the first spot to make this a complete and dominant lineup 1-6. For a championship side, everyone in the floor lineup should be a possible 9.900. We’ve seen Florida, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, etc. do that recently, but that’s not the case for Florida right now. That wouldn’t be a real problem until Super Six, because this floor lineup is still great, but it’s something to keep in mind.

For Auburn, the first couple meets have been fine but not ideal. At this point, the team is still expecting to count some 9.7s and will need more time to develop routines from Krippner and Engler into 9.825-9.850 early-lineup options, rendering a 9.750 a drop-score rather than a phew-score. It will take more than a single January to get to that place, but those are the freshmen I’m watching with the biggest vulture-eyes in this meet. It has been encouraging to see Abby Milliet develop into a true and viable second-in-command to Atkinson on bars and beam (she even did floor last week). The question about Auburn this season is whether this will be a complete contending team or just the Caitlin Atkinson show, especially on bars and beam in the absence of Megan Walker. Milliet has already stepped up the quality from last year to fill that role.

-Let’s talk LSU and Georgia. Both teams had crazy scores going halfway through their most recent meets and then fell into the wood chipper never to be seen again. At the most basic level, this next meet is about…hitting beam. The situation is more serious for Georgia than for LSU because Georgia’s issue is a pattern rather than a single catastrophe, and it’s just getting worse. It’s also overshadowing what we’re seeing on the other events: the strongest vault rotation of any team so far this year (Monday against Stanford), improved floor fitness over this point last season, and a complete bars rotation that isn’t the weakness it seemed it might be without Davis and Brown. If beam comes together, this is a legitimate Super Six team, but beam has to come together.

Beam should be one of LSU’s best events and still will be as long as everyone stops losing her mind. Macadaeg, Hambrick, Finnegan? Come on. Don’t even start. The only thing standing between them and being a top-3 beam team is a case of the beautiful disasters, though one meet does not constitute a fully-fledged case of the beautiful disasters. Mostly, we learned from the Vegas meet that LSU is more dependent on Priessman and Kelley than it may have seemed at the very beginning. That’s perhaps a no-brainer, but the Tigers clearly missed those routines in Vegas and will need those scores. If one, both, or part of either is back this weekend, Florida’s nation-leading mark will be attainable.

-Alabama put on a show of floor depth during the double-meet weekend, marching about 75 people in and out of that lineup and getting competitive scores for all of them. Depth is Alabama’s best weapon this season and will serve them very well once things start to matter. They shouldn’t have too much trouble with Arkansas, although through the first couple weeks Arkansas has proven to be a more formidable and complete team than the roster seemed to suggest, one that has six competitive, minimum-9.750 routines on each event and is quite capable of 196s.

Saturday
-The Pac-12 takes over on Saturday, the showcase being Oregon State’s visit to Utah. In a gigantic twist, Oregon State is the Pac-12’s best vault team right now, which given historical precedent, is preposterous, but that’s the vaulting state of the Pac-12 right now. No Pac-12 team has even hit 49.200 through the first few weeks of the season. A lot of this comes down to difficulty, with the Pac-12 schools showing relatively few 10.0 vaults compared to their SEC peers, but the fulls we’ve seen so far have also not been remarkable enough to warrant high 9.8s. On Saturday, keep an eye on vault because all of these teams need to prove that they have multiple real 9.9s in their lineups, not just average fulls for 9.825s. Otherwise, it’s going to be an excruciatingly SEC season.

-Utah would be the favorite against Oregon State at either location, but that favorite status increases at home. The Utes could use a little traditional Utah boost after some lulls in the first couple meets. While Utah’s performances so far haven’t been outstanding, it’s clear that this will become a team that can low-mid 197 others into submission as the season progresses. The depletion of the floor lineup, however, has been quite evident early on. Floor won’t be the 9.9-a-thon of years past and the tumbling will not be as big, but Lee and Lewis need to come into their own to make this a competitive event instead of 13th in the country. It’s hard to challenge without at least 49.3s/49.4s on floor.

For the most part, Oregon State has been doing normal Oregon State things in the first couple meets. The Beavs will be in a position to pounce if Utah has to count a mistake, though the question from the preseason over where the 9.9s will come from remains, even stronger now without Aufiero this season and with Dani Dessaints mysteriously not competing last weekend. I haven’t seen one routine yet that looks like a sure 9.900+ every single time. 

-UCLA has started the season quite well, especially by the standard of “The Bruins Do 194s” that we have come to expect from time to time in January and February—when UCLA just has a beam crazy for no reason and then Valorie performs some extensive feelings about it. In general, the landings and endurance look pretty good for mid-January and improved over some recent years. The meet against Florida was more encouraging than the first because of the progression shown on bars, which now needs to be maintained and come to vault as well. With the downgrade, somewhat flat, medium-distance fulls are not going to cut it against teams like Georgia that are sticking multiple 1.5s.

The Yimettes had a horrible, three-beam-fall meet last weekend, one not remotely befitting the legacy of The Tabitha or Arizona’s ability and prettiness on beam. Like Georgia and LSU, but lower profile, The Fightin’ Arizonas need a comeback meet this weekend. They won’t beat a hit meet from UCLA and would have to rely on falls to win, but…let’s at least get back into the top 25, OK?

Sunday
-Cal heads to Stanford on Sunday for their second showdown already this season (why?) in a meet that no one will be able to see (why?). Cal beat Stanford the first time around, but Stanford showed some strides against Georgia by, you know, hitting and should feel more comfortable about their chances to win this one. Floor is still a big struggle, the bars lineup is incomplete, and vault is not at all competitive, but it’s getting better. Vault and floor are where Cal should have the advantage, with more believable 9.800s through the lineup, but achieving a second-straight smackdown of Stanford will hinge upon the ability to hit beam. Stanford can pretty anyone’s face off on beam, so Cal cannot afford to throw up another 48.5/48.6. That’s just too much to make up. Beam beam beam. The week of beam.

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The Weekend Plans – January 15-18

Keep in mind that this is a super-extendo-weekend, beginning tonight and going through Monday, on which we fulfill the national tradition of celebrating the memory of Martin Luther King by bitching about vault landings. As he would have wanted. It’s a busy one, with many many teams forcing themselves into two meets in three days for some horrible reason.

Top 25 schedule + other notables

Thursday, January 14
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Yale @ [18] New Hampshire
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – [1] LSU vs. [23] NC State (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, January 15
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [5] UCLA @ [3] Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [14] Missouri @ [6] Alabama
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [12] Oregon State, Bridgeport, Illinois State, Wisconsin-Eau Claire @ Lindenwood
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [11] Cal, Texas Woman’s @ [4] Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [21] Kentucky @ [7] Auburn
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – [15] Georgia @ [16] Arkansas
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [7] Utah @ Southern Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [16] Kent State @ Utah State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Boise State, Seattle Pacific @ UC Davis
Saturday, January 16
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [19] Illinois @ Rutgers
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ohio State @ [1] Michigan
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Nebraska @ Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [25] Maryland @ [23] Minnesota
Sunday, January 17
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – [20] Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green @ Western Michigan
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – North Carolina, Penn, Cornell, Temple @ [7] George Washington
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [10] Arizona @ Texas Woman’s
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [4] Oklahoma @ [16] Arkansas
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [6] Alabama vs. [7] Auburn (Birmingham, AL)
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [18] New Hampshire @ West Virginia

Monday, January 18
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – [22] Stanford @ [15] Georgia
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – [13] Denver @ Iowa
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Washington @ Arizona State

As always, the full schedule can be found at the link at the top.

Live blogging
I will definitely be here live blogging on Friday for UCLA/Florida and Georgia/Arkansas and on Monday for Stanford/Georgia. Other than that, it’s a maybe. So stay tuned, but don’t weep into your handkerchiefs if it doesn’t happen. Or do.

Friday
-The day starts with the big matchup, Florida and UCLA. UCLA will take relief from the win over Alabama, but beating Florida in Florida would be quite the little upset. For some reason, I don’t think Bridget Sloan is going to get stuck in the 9.8s again this weekend. Watching how Florida Scoring (TM) plays out in the post-Rhonda era should be one of the more interesting parts of the meet. Remember that time Florida got a 49.8 on floor? Ah, the memories.

The Gators were just OK in the opening meet, but even though it’s early, I think we all expect to see a real step forward this weekend, particularly on vault. As in, Alicia Boren is probably not going to fall again. I’m also eager to see how the vault and floor lineups develop in the coming weeks as they looked a little…unsettled in the opener, featuring a couple backup routines. That floor lineup needs the Bridgey anchor score this year much more than ever before since they may be throwing in two routines in the lower 9.8s. 

Really, if Florida was able to go 196.825 last weekend when hitting just one of four events at an expected level, a serious 197 must be the task on Friday.

-This weekend, UCLA should be happy with replicating the beam and floor performances from the first week. Floor won’t score the same on the road, but if the Bruins compete those two events at a similar level, that should be enough to earn an early road 196 to rest on. Beam remains the team’s best event, the only potential weakness being an attack from the inconsistency monster, so finishing on beam in front of a bigger road crowd cheering some (presumably) giant floor scores this week will be a valuable and necessary challenge. While Florida also scored well on beam in the first meet, this is the one event where the Bruins are the stronger side, so they’ll have to take advantage.

But if UCLA is to have a real chance at winning this meet, and at not being a depressing ghoulish phantasm this season, bars cannot be as bleak as it was in the opener. The primary concern for UCLA’s bars is that many of the deductions we saw on Sunday were built-in, but that’s definitely not true of all of them. Real hits from Ohashi and Metcalf would go a long way to making the lineup look a bit more healthy.

This is also UCLA. Miss Val is not afraid of some good, old-fashioned lineup experimentation. Those 48s on vault and bars from last week are not going to cut it against Florida, so let’s see what else is out there. Bring on exploring depth. It can’t hurt. Unless it does. 

-Alabama, Oklahoma, and Utah should all go through comfortably on Friday, though the trends in vault scoring will be worth watching in all three of those meets. Alabama needs to step up the performance more than anything else, but Oklahoma and Utah both played it relatively safe with vault choices in the first week and did not score nearly as well as we would normally expect from those teams. I’ll be checking for whether that 9.825ish trend continues and whether they choose to make an adjustment and throw more difficulty to get the scores.  

-Keep an eye on Auburn’s freshmen. They contributed plenty of routines in the first meet but not many significant scores. They’re more talented than that and will have to be more than just early-lineup/depthy options this year for Auburn to keep up, so let’s see if anyone jumps up into the 9.850s for meet two. 

-Georgia goes to Arkansas with a serious point to prove that this year is not going to be like last year when it comes to beam. The first meet was not remotely encouraging on that score, and the beam-bads cannot start to be a thing again. Two meets makes it a thing. While event is never a must-hit in January, it would be huge for Georgia’s mental game to come back with six not-bad beam routines right away. And it’s going to be necessary. Arkansas is famous for low-196ing a tentative opponent into submission for the upset, and that’s exactly what Arkansas team would have scored in Cancun for a hit meet. The capability is there.

Saturday
-In spite of the rankings, the most important meet on Saturday is Nebraska/Penn State since both teams died of consistency in their openers and dropped all the way out of the top 25. It’s way, way, way early, but being unranked is sort of unacceptable for a Nebraska team. Some of the problems were just weirdness, like Hollie Blanske having her worst meet ever, but some of them were also incomplete/non-competitive lineups featuring backups that put too much pressure on the main scorers to deliver.

-Michigan hasn’t shown a glaring issue in either of the meets so far, so there’s no reason to doubt that this will be another “our consistency is coming for you” season. Although it is two 196.9s in a row now, so let’s see a little bit of cleaning and refinement to get that 197. No need to stagnate here.

Sunday
-Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, and Arkansas will all compete in their second meets of the weekend on Sunday. Auburn and Alabama are conducting their (what is now) annual Birmingham “no one’s broadcasting this” meet, which is just great. Fun for the whole no one. At least Oklahoma/Arkansas will be on SECN+. It’s hard to know what to watch for in these meets at this point since we haven’t seen the Friday meets yet. We’ll see how the first one goes. Oklahoma is a pretty heavy favorite and should be able to waltz through with a hit, though Auburn and Alabama looks like an excellent showdown. Alabama is the better team on paper, and an ideal performance would see them winning every event, but the problems against UCLA betray a team that isn’t necessarily just a week away from dominance. The opportunity is be there for Auburn to snatch it. 

Monday
-Perhaps my most anticipated meet of the weekend is Stanford/Georgia because…who the hell knows with this one. It’s going to be beautiful. It may be a disaster. Stay tuned. Given Georgia’s depth compared to Stanford’s not-that-even-a-little, Georgia should be able to pull this one out comfortably. Although, based on what we saw in the first meet from both teams, Stanford looks quite capable of winning bars and beam even though it’s January before they’ve really started trying. The problem for Stanford comes from being too depleted on vault and floor to expect to keep the meet close enough to be able pounce on bars and beam, even with the undeniable power of Ebee. If Stanford is still throwing up a Ylayout and some 9.6s on floor, the deficit will just be too great, even with 9.9s on bars and beam. 

The Weekend Plans – January 8-10

It’s here! Wait, how do we do this again?

Top 25 Schedule

Friday, January 8
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State @ [21] Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – [25] Central Michigan, UW-Whitewater, Winona State @ UW-Eau Claire
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [2] Florida @ Texas Woman’s
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – BYU @ [4] Utah
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan State @ [18] Arizona
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [15] Illinois @ [23] Missouri
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [11]Nebraska, Bowling Green @ Arizona State
Saturday, January 9
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [9] Georgia @ [7] Michigan
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – NC State @ [17] Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [1] Oklahoma @ [5] LSU
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Iowa State @ [20] Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – [24] Southern Utah, West Virginia @ [16] Denver
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – [22] Ohio State @ Washington
Sunday, January 10
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – [23] Missouri @ Lindenwood
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [3] Alabama @ [6] UCLA
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Nor Cal Classic ([8] Stanford, [14] Cal, UC Davis. Sacramento State @ San Jose State)
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – [10] Auburn @ [12] Oregon State
As always, the full schedule is available at the link at the top. Note that Arkansas and Boise State will not be competing this weekend. 
FRIDAY
-Let the live blogging begin! I’ll be here from the start, though there aren’t any really enticing matchups on Friday (you’re not even trying…), so I’ll probably bop around from meet to meet, missing everything important. I do want to make sure to watch a fair chunk of Nebraska since we rarely get to see Nebraska during the season. Florida against TWU will be broadcast on Aunt Flogymnastics, so those of you watching it are required to provide updates of honesty in the comments. You have your mission.

-For Florida, this will be a very comfortable win, but as I mentioned in the preview, I’m looking forward to seeing the lineup strategy. I’ll also be interested to find out where Peyton Ernst is at this point, how Alicia Boren does in her debut given how important she is to the team this year, and how many 10s Bridget Sloan gets. Over/under?

-There’s a little less mystery about Utah because we saw them at the RRP and they diligently release their lineups a million days in advance. This too will be an easy-peasy meet, but we’ve got a lot of event debuts (Lee and Schwab on bars, Merrell and Partyka on beam and floor), which is always reason for a keen eye. Bars and floor are the most depleted since last season, so watch for stuck-at-9.825-itis, though that may be expected to some degree this early in the season. But, is there potential to go much higher?

-Speaking of depleted, Nebraska has a bunch of empty spots in these lineups, and depth will be a major storyline this season. I’m hoping to see as many different freshmen as possible competing to give the team more options than I currently think there are. Let’s not make this not a six-AAers kind of season since that is the most nerve-wracking thing in the world. Someone find the bubble wrap. I’m also interested to see how Arizona State fills out these lineups, as in, can they? There are almost four people on the roster this season, but might it be a little less depressing than last year? A little?

 SATURDAY

 -Now that’s more like it. We’ve got two fairly huge meets on Saturday, which overlap because, once again, pull it together everyone. 
-Georgia travels to Michigan to open the season, and this will be the first meet of the year that actually has an uncertain outcome. Michigan does enter as the favorite, however, competing at home and coming off an impressive first meet for a team that was in so many pieces so recently, but it’s not open and shut. As we know, the Wolverines are still not a deep team and will need the exact competitors they showed in Cancun to be competitive with the best teams in the country this year. But now, after the Cancun success, it’s 197 or bust. Anything less is a regression. 
As of this point, Michigan’s strengths compared to Georgia look to be beam and floor given the troubles Georgia had on those events last season. The most important things the Gymdogs need to show in this first meet are a reborn, not-horrifying beam lineup (I’m hoping to see Cherrey and Jay and Schick among the new options to give this lineup some pop) and improved floor endurance versus this point last year. If they can prove those two events are under control, it will minimize any advantage Michigan might have in the second half of the meet. Georgia’s asset should be vault because of Jay and Rogers, though both teams are showing a solid number of 10.0 SVs. While bars will be very different for Georgia this season, for now at least the old story remains that Georgia needs a lead at the halfway point to have a chance. Please change the narrative, beam.
-The main event of the day, however, will be Oklahoma and LSU. Yikes. Showdown. I’m already excited. Nothing like starting the season by heading to LSU to test your mettle as the #1 team in the country. This should be an exceptionally high-quality meet, even in the first week of the season. LSU already looked in form at the preseason showcase, and Oklahoma always starts exceptionally prepared. I’m ready for both of these teams to hit 197 right off the bat, and I don’t think that’s a difficult accomplishment or expectation. 
Depending on who LSU has available, these teams are pretty well-matched on vault and floor. LSU has the bigger routines 1-6, so give the Tigers perhaps a slight advantage but not enough to be decisive or conclusive as a prognosticator. It could go either way. The real challenge for LSU, this season and always, will be proving the equal of a team like Oklahoma on bars and beam. Oklahoma is going through its own little reinvention on those events, so checking how those lineups match up to those of the past couple seasons will be interesting. Still, bars and beam are Oklahoma’s events. It would be surprising to see any actual weakness there. LSU has a wildly, wildly talented crop of beam workers, but one that is unproven and without rock-solid lineup saviors. They’ll be thrown into the fire right away by having to keep pace with the storied Oklahoma beam, but that’s what it will take to win the meet. 
SUNDAY
-Sunday also brings its share of fun with a 5 ET/2 PT triple-header of serious meets. For reference, I’ll be back for day three of the live blogging weekend for Alabama/UCLA, so if you’re watching either of the others instead, keep the rest of us posted. 
-Though UCLA is at home, which always helps, the Bruins are not exactly known for starting quickly or being at top form in January, so Alabama has more on the line as the team that really should win. Much is expected of Kiana Winston (by me), so we’ll have to see how she looks since her cameo last season doesn’t really count. Winston is especially significant with Lauren Beers coming off preseason surgery, meaning she may not be normal four-9.900s Lauren Beers right from the start. 
The vault decisions will be fascinating. Alabama has a number of 1.5 options, but we’ll have to see how many of them come to fruition right away, while UCLA has some work to do to keep pace while lacking the same pedigree of huge vaults. Paging Pua Hall. For the Bruins, this meet is all about Ohashi watch. Without Peszek and with Peng limited, they need a star to step up, and Ohashi is the nominee. That’s particularly true in this meet because if UCLA is going to win, it will be with beam loveliness since I do expect Alabama to be farther along and show more difficulty on vault and floor. UCLA’s beam should be exceptionally fantastic this year (though Alabama’s will be no slouch), and it would be really disheartening to see one of those UCLA January three-fall meets in such an significant showdown. 
-Last season, Stanford started with not enough people to compete, so the goal this time is…enough people to compete. I have no expectations for Stanford early in the season because we won’t see real Stanford until, oh, mid-March (that’s pretty true for UCLA too), but gauging depth of scores, at least six potential competitive scores on each event, will be the major factor here. A prepared and solid Cal will smell blood again this season. 
-Auburn/Oregon State may feel like the ugly duckling of the day since so much attention will be on UCLA and Alabama, but that should be a pretty competitive meet itself. Auburn has multiple new routines to try out, so we’ll have to see if this group looks like one that might become a Super Six team again in a few months. Or is it going to be a case of Caitlin Atkinson and her interns like it was in 2014? To tally the upset, Oregon State must show who besides Maddie Gardiner is ready to compete with top-10 teams. It’s the old refrain: where are the 9.9s? Right now, Auburn looks to have more of them because of Atkinson, and while it doesn’t necessarily take 9.9s to win in January, the location of the 9.9s is a serious mystery the Beavs have to solve this season. It would be nice to see at least the larval stages of a few of them.

2016 Preliminary NCAA Schedule

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Rosters are set, official training is well underway, and no one has had enough time to become a disappointment yet. It’s the sweetest time of year.

Still, there’s plenty to get through between now and the start of the NCAA season, with a little thing called the World Championship hogging our attention for the next three weeks or so, but once elite has exhausted its time in the sun, I’ll get into the usual dissection of freshman classes and team lineups, parsing all the various roster changes, injury retirements, and scandalous dismissals that have taken place since we left the United Factory of 10s last April. But for now, enough teams have finally gotten around to holding themselves upright long enough to release a season schedule that it makes sense to put together the annual composite list.

It’s still a work in progress, with a couple dozen of the usual slowpoke teams still lagging behind, but this is now a mostly complete look at the upcoming 2016 season. All the first-tier teams have released their schedules except Illinois and Penn State. As usual, this schedule will reside at the tab above, where I’ll keep updating it as we get closer to the season and more teams release their slates/learn what time zones are/figure out that their schedules are wrong. (Dear Boise State, if you think you’re going to Utah on January 15th for a meet, you might want to tell Utah that…)

Meets between teams that qualified to the championship last year are in bold for quick reference. This season isn’t all that bad in terms of simultaneous big meets (at least not as bad as last year). The one really bad day (or good day, if you’re an excited person who enjoys things) will be February 26, when LSU/Florida, Georgia/Alabama, and Michigan/Oklahoma overlap to some degree, but it’s not all that dire because not that many people get to watch Oklahoma meets anyway and the SEC meets are somewhat spaced out. Oklahoma/Georgia and Utah/Stanford on February 20th is another squint-worthy overlap, but it’s usually worse.

In terms of strength of schedule, the SEC always wins because of the built-in requirements of having to go against many of the best teams, but UCLA is also trying to shoot the moon with difficult opponents this year, having scheduled non-conference meets with Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Georgia all this season (Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma at home). Season-ticketers will get their money’s worth this time.

Other noteworthy quirks in the schedule include NC State competing an exclusively road schedule (save for one not-really-home home meet on senior night) because of renovations to the competition facility, and we also see the return of the Flimsy Excuse for a Trip to Cancun Championship on the first weekend in January, which still no one has offered to take me to. I’m waiting.

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WEEK 0 – December 28-January 3
Saturday, January 2
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Cancun Classic (Michigan, Arkansas, Iowa)
Sunday, January 3
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Temple, UW-Eau Claire @ Central Michigan
WEEK 1 – January 4-10
Friday, January 8
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Central Michigan, UW-Whitewater, Winona State @ UW-Eau Claire
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-La Crosse @ UW-Stout
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Lindenwood @ SEMO
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Florida @ Texas Woman’s
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – BYU @ Utah
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan State @ Arizona
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Illinois @ Missouri
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Centenary @ Utah State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Nebraska, Bowling Green @ Arizona State
Saturday, January 9
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Towson, Temple @ Kent State
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Gustavus Adolphus
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Georgia @ Michigan
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – NC State @ Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Oklahoma @ LSU
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Iowa
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – New Hampshire, George Washington, Rutgers (Boston, MA)
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Iowa State @ Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Southern Utah, West Virginia @ Denver
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Illinois State, Seattle Pacific @ Air Force
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Ohio State @ Washington
TBA – Rhode Island @ Springfield
Sunday, January 10
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Temple @ Kent State
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – UW-Whitewater @ Hamline
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Missouri @ Lindenwood
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Alabama @ UCLA
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Nor Cal Classic (Stanford, Cal, UC Davis. Sacramento State @ San Jose State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Auburn @ Oregon State
WEEK 2 – January 11-17
Tuesday, January 12
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Cortland @ Brockport
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – West Chester @ Ursinus
Thursday, January 14
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Yale @ New Hampshire
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – LSU vs. NC State (Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, January 15
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UCLA @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Missouri @ Alabama
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Oregon State, Bridgeport, Illinois State, Wisconsin-Eau Claire @ Lindenwood
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – BYU @ Central Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Iowa @ Michigan State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Temple @ William & Mary
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Whitewater, UW-Stout, Gustavus Adolphus @ Winona State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Cal, Texas Woman’s @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Kentucky @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Kent State @ Utah State
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Georgia @ Arkansas
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah @ Southern Utah
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Sacramento State @ San Jose State
Saturday, January 16
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Illinois @ Rutgers
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ursinus @ Brockport
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland, Rhode Island @ West Chester
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Hamline, UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse @ UW-Oshkosh
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ohio State @ Michigan
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Nebraska @ Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Maryland @ Minnesota
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Illinois-Chicago @ Northern Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Ozone Classic (Iowa State, Pittsburgh, SEMO, Air Force)
TBA – Springfield @ S. Connecticut
Sunday, January 17
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Western Michigan
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Towson @ Ball State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – North Carolina, Temple @ George Washington
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Arizona @ Texas Woman’s
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Oklahoma @ Arkansas
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Alabama vs. Auburn (Birmingham, AL)
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – New Hampshire @ West Virginia
WEEK 3 – January 18-24

Monday, January 18
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Stanford @ Georgia
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Denver @ Iowa
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Washington @ Arizona State

Tuesday, January 19
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Winona State @ Gustavus Adolphus
Wednesday, January 20
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Brockport @ Ithaca
Friday, January 22
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arkansas @ Alabama
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – SEMO @ Centenary
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-La Crosse @ Hamline
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa State, Arizona State @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Georgia @ Missouri
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan @ Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Northern Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Lindenwood, Ball State @ Illinois State
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Florida @ Auburn
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Kentucky @ LSU
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ Southern Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Boise State, UC Davis @ BYU
TBA – Sacramento State @ Seattle Pacific
Saturday, January 23
1:00 ET/10:00 PT ­ – Cornell @ Cortland
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – UCLA @ Arizona
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Oregon State @ Utah
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh @ UW-Whitewater
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – New Hampshire, Temple @ Pittsburgh
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Alaska @ Bowling Green
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Rutgers @ Nebraska
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Michigan State @ Minnesota
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Washington @ Denver
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Ohio State @ Iowa
TBA – Pennsylvania @ Yale
Sunday, January 24
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – NC State @ Illinois-Chicago
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, Illinois State @ Ball State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport @ Springfield
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ithaca @ Ursinus
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Western Michigan, William & Mary @ West Virginia
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – SEMO, Air Force, Centenary @ Texas Woman’s
TBA – Cal, UC Davis, San Jose State @ Stanford
TBA – Rhode Island @ Brown
WEEK 4 – January 25-31
Friday, January 29
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Ursinus @ West Chester
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Alabama @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Michigan @ Nebraska
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Georgia @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Temple, Centenary, Ursinus @ West Chester
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Hamline @ UW-Eau Claire
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Stout
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – NC State, Lindenwood @ Iowa State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Whitewater @ SEMO
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Winona State @ UW-La Crosse
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Auburn @ Arkansas
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – BYU @ Boise State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Southern Utah @ Utah State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Texas Woman’s, William & Mary, Seattle Pacific @ San Jose State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – UC Davis @ Sacramento State
Saturday, January 30
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – New Hampshire, Bridgeport, S. Connecticut @ Yale
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ithaca @ Brockport
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Towson @ Michigan State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Minnesota @ Ohio State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Denver @ Bowling Green
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arizona @ Oregon State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Metroplex Challenge (Oklahoma, LSU, Stanford, Washington, Missouri)
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Air Force
Sunday, January 31
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Kent State @ Western Michigan
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ball State @ Central Michigan
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Centenary @ Pennsylvania
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland, S. Connecticut @ Springfield
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Iowa @ Maryland
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Illinois-Chicago @ Illinois State
WEEK 5 – February 1-7

Monday, February 1
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona @ Utah
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – UCLA @ Cal

Friday, February 5
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – Central Michigan @ Eastern Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Florida @ Georgia
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Winona State @ UW-La Crosse
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – West Virginia @ Iowa State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Stout @ Hamline
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Oklahoma, Auburn, Illinois State @ Texas Woman’s
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – SEMO, Lindenwood @ Missouri
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Kentucky @ Alabama
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Arkansas @ LSU
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Boise State @ Southern Utah
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State @ UC Davis
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Seattle Pacific @ Sacramento State
TBA – Arizona State @ Stanford
Saturday, February 6
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ohio State, Yale, Ursinus @ Rutgers
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – NC State, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh @ North Carolina
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – William & Mary, West Chester, Ursinus @ Temple
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland @ S. Connecticut
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Utah @ UCLA
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Ball State @ Western Michigan
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Centenary @ Air Force
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Illinois @ Minnesota
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Nebraska @ Iowa
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-Whitewater
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Utah State @ Denver
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – BYU @ Alaska
TBA – Springfield @ Ithaca
Sunday, February 7
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Towson, Bridgeport, Brown @ New Hampshire
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Rhode Island @ Brockport
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Northern Illinois, George Washington @ Kent State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Arizona @ Cal
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – West Virginia @ Oklahoma
WEEK 6 – February 8-14

Monday, February 8
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Maryland, Eastern Michigan @ Michigan
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Oregon State @ Washington
TBA – Illinois-Chicago @ Centenary

Tuesday, February 9
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ Winona State
Friday, February 12
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – Air Force @ Cortland State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Arkansas @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Missouri @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – NC State, William & Mary @ North Carolina
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ UW-Stout
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ UW-La Crosse
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Bart & Nadia Extravaganza (Oklahoma, Denver, Utah State, George Washington)
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – IGI Chicago Style (Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Temple, Alaska)
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Winona State @ Illinois State
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Alabama @ Auburn
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – BYU, Sacramento State @ Southern Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Minnesota @ Nebraska
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Boise State @ San Jose State
Saturday, February 13
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport @ Cornell
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ursinus @ Towson
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – UW-Whitewater @ UW-Oshkosh
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – LSU @ Georgia
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Penn State @ Ohio State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Iowa @ Illinois
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, SEMO @ Bowling Green
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Iowa State, Texas Woman’s @ Centenary
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Southern Connecticut @ New Hampshire
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Washington @ Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Stanford @ Arizona
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – Oregon State @ UCLA
TBA – West Chester, Rhode Island @ Yale
Sunday, February 14
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Kentucky, Lindenwood, Kent State @ Ball State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Air Force @ Cornell
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Michigan State @ Michigan
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Gustavus Adolphus @ Hamline
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Northern Illinois
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Alaska @ Illinois-Chicago
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – West Virginia @ Alabama
TBA – Rutgers @ Maryland
TBA – Springfield @ Rhode Island
WEEK 7 – February 15-21

Monday, February 15
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Cal @ Arizona State

Friday, February 19
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Florida @ Missouri
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – New Hampshire, North Carolina, William & Mary @ George Washington
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – UW-Eau Claire @ Gustavus Adolphus
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Arkansas @ Maryland
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Minnesota, Air Force @ Iowa State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Illinois State @ SEMO
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Hamline @ Winona State
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Stout @ UW-Oshkosh
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Illinois @ Michigan State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Ball State, Seattle Pacific @ Northern Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Centenary @ UW-Whitewater
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Auburn @ LSU
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Michigan @ Southern Utah
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Ohio State @ Boise State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Utah State @ BYU
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State @ Sacramento State
Saturday, February 20
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport @ Cortland
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Texas Woman’s @ Pittsburgh
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Oklahoma @ Georgia
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Alabama, Denver, Cornell, Yale @ Penn State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Utah @ Stanford
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Cal @ Oregon State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Towson @ Iowa
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Pennsylvania, Temple, Ursinus @ Rutgers
Sunday, February 21
1:00 ET/10:00 PT –Western Michigan @ Central Michigan
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Kent State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Ithaca @ Rhode Island
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Kentucky @ West Virginia
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Nebraska, NC State, UW-La Crosse @ Iowa State
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – UCLA @ Washington
TBA – West Chester @ Springfield
WEEK 8 – February 22-28

Monday, February 22
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Lindenwood @ Illinois-Chicago
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Arizona @ Arizona State

Friday, February 26
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Penn State, West Virginia, Temple, West Chester, S. Connecticut (@ Philadelphia, PA)
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – LSU @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – NC State, George Washington @ Towson
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Maryland @ New Hampshire
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – UW-Oshkosh @ UW-Eau Claire
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Michigan @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Missouri @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Kentucky @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa State @ Illinois
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – SEMO @ Air Force
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Georgia @ Alabama
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Boise State @ Utah State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – San Jose State, Alaska @ Seattle Pacific
TBA – Ivy Classic (Yale, Brown, Pennsylvania @ Cornell)
TBA – @ UW-Stout
Saturday, February 27
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Springfield @ Ursinus
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cortland @ Ithaca
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Southern Utah @ BYU
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Utah @ Cal
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Arizona State @ UCLA
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Eastern Michigan, Pittsburgh @ Ohio State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Winona State, Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline @ Minnesota
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UW-La Crosse @ UW-Whitewater
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Washington @ Arizona
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Sacramento State, Birdgeport, Northern Illinois @ Nebraska
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Centenary, Temple @ Texas Woman’s
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Iowa, SEMO, Illinois-Chicago @ Denver
TBA – Rutgers @ North Carolina
Sunday, February 28
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Ball State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Brockport, Rhode Island @ Ithaca
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Illinois @ Lindenwood
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Michigan State, Wisconsin-Stout @ Illinois State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Alaska @ UC Davis
TBA – Kent State @ Central Michigan
WEEK 9 – February 29-March 6

Monday, February 29
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Stanford @ Oregon State

Friday, March 4
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Bowling Green
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Florida @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Utah @ Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Auburn @ Georgia
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – NC State @ George Washington
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Eastern Michigan @ Kent State
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – NCGA qualifier (Winona State, Hamline, Gustavus Adolphus, UW-Whitewater, UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh @ UW-La Crosse)
7:30 ET/4:30 PT – Iowa @ Iowa State
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona @ Oklahoma
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arkansas @ Missouri
8:30 ET/5:30 PT – Alabama @ LSU
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Minnesota, Air Force @ Denver
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Penn State @ Arizona State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – New Hampshire, BYU @ Utah State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Washington
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Ball State, Seattle Pacific @ Oregon State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Southern Utah, Michigan State, Lindenwood @ Cal
10:00 ET/7:00 PT –  Brown @ Sacramento State
TBA – Yale @ Maryland
Saturday, March 5
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, S. Connecticut @ Temple
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Centenary @ SEMO
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Northern Illinois, Illinois State, Illinois-Chicago @ Illinois
Sunday, March 6
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Cornell @ Kent State
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Towson, West Chester, S. Connecticut @ Rutgers
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – NCGA qualifier (Brockport, Cortland, Ursinus, Springfield, Rhode Island @ Ithaca)
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Ohio State, Bowling Green @ West Virginia
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – George Washington, Pittsburgh, Texas Woman’s Yale @ Maryland
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Utah State @ Nebraska
3:00 ET/12:00 PT – Minnesota, Denver @ Air Force
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Michigan State @ Boise State
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Georgia @ UCLA
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – UC Davis @ San Jose State
WEEK 10 – March 7-13

Monday, March 7
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Washington @ Seattle Pacific

Thursday, March 10
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Bowling Green @ Illinois State
TBA – Yale @ Bridgeport
Friday, March 11
6:30 ET/3:30 PT – Central Michigan, SEMO @ Eastern Michigan
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – North Carolina @ Florida
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Iowa State @ Kentucky
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Pittsburgh @ West Virginia
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Centenary @ Lindenwood
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Arizona State @ Auburn
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Utah State @ Arkansas
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – BYU @ Arizona
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Southern Utah, San Jose State @ Boise State
10:00 ET/7:00 PT – Cal @ UC Davis
11:00 ET/8:00 PT – Air Force @ Alaska
TBA – Missouri @ Western Michigan
TBA – Yale @ George Washington
Saturday, March 12
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Big Five Meet #1: Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Rutgers @ Penn State
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – Northern Illinois @ Bowling Green
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Big Five Meet #2: Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan State, Maryland @ Ohio State
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Temple, S. Connecticut @ Brown
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Georgia @ Utah
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – LSU, Oregon State, New Hampshire @ Texas Woman’s
7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Ball State @ NC State
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Denver, Seattle Pacific @ Washington
Sunday, March 13
1:00 ET/10:00 PT – Kent State, William & Mary, Yale @ George Washington
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – West Virginia @ Pittsburgh
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Oklahoma @ UCLA
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – Air Force @ Alaska
TBA – Utah State @ Illinois-Chicago
WEEK 11 – March 14-20
Friday, March 18
TBA – NCGA Team Championship (Brockport, NY)
Saturday, March 19
12:00 ET/9:00 PT – Big Ten Championship Session 1 (Lincoln, NE)
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 1 (Little Rock, AR)
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – MAC Championship (Muncie, IN)
2:00 ET/11:00 PT – EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, PA)
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 1 (Seattle, WA)
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Big Ten Championship Session 2 (Lincoln, NE)
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – Big 12 Championship (Frisco, TX)
5:00 ET/2:00 PT – MIC Championship (Cape Girardeau, MO)
6:00 ET/3:00 PT – SEC Championship Session 2 (Little Rock, AR)
8:00 ET/5:00 PT – Mountain Rim Championship (Boise, ID)
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Pac-12 Championship Session 2 (Seattle, WA)
9:00 ET/6:00 PT – Mountain Pacific Championship (Sacramento, CA)
TBA – ECAC Championship (Williamsburg, VA)
TBA – NCGA Individual Championship (Brockport, NY)
WEEK 12 – March 21-27
OFF
WEEK 13 – March 28-April 3
Saturday, April 2
4:00 ET/1:00 PT – Georgia Regional
TBA – Utah Regional
TBA – Alabama Regional
TBA – Michigan Regional
TBA – Minnesota Regional
TBA – Iowa Regional
WEEK 14 – April 4-10
OFF
WEEK 15 – April 11-17

April 15-17 – NCAA Championship (Fort Worth, TX)