Huge Home Score Keeps Sooners in Top Spot
|Oklahoma Team Rankings|
NORMAN – After posting the nation’s highest score with a 198.375 on Saturday, the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team held on to their No. 1 ranking for the eighth week in a row. Determined by regional qualifying scores (RQS) the Sooners rank first with an RQS of 197.980.
RQS is based on a team's six best regular season scores, three of which must be away. The overall high score is eliminated, and the five remaining scores are averaged. RQS scores are used to determine seeding for NCAA regional competition at six campus sites on April 1.
1. 198.375 (H)
2. 198.150 (H)
3. 198.125 (A)
4. 198.050 (A)
5. 198.025 (H)
6. 197.550 (A)
LSU ranks second with an RQS of 197.715, followed by UCLA in third with a RQS of 197.650. Utah (197.415) and Florida (197.325) round out the top five.
Additionally, the Sooners are in the top five on all four events, posting regional qualifying scores of 49.510 (vault; No. 1), 49.500 (bars; No. 2), 49.550 (beam; No.1) and 49.455 (floor; No. 4). OU also possesses the highest average on vault and bars.
Six Sooners hold 12 individual top-25 rankings, which are also determined by RQS beginning this week.
Sophomore Maggie Nichols is ranked first in the all-around with a 39.755 RQS, a mark that is better than the highest score of all but two gymnasts. Nichols is tied for first on bars (9.945) and beam (9.960), tied for second on vault (9.940) and second on floor (9.945).
Junior Brenna Dowell is tied with Nichols for second on vault (9.940) and tied for 15th on bars (9.900). Junior Nicole Lehrmann is seventh on beam (9.925)
Freshman Anastasia Webb and sophomore Bre Showers are tied for 13th on beam (9.900). Webb is also tied for 24th in the all-around with an RQS of 39.330. Senior AJ Jackson is tied for 15th on vault with an RQS of 9.885.
The Sooners will host their final home meet of the season March 9 at 6:45 p.m. Seniors Natalie Brown, Stefani Catour, Sam Craus and AJ Jackson will be honored in a post meet ceremony. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling the OU Athletics Tickets Office at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at (800) 456-GoOU.