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Gymnastics No. 5 in Initial RQS National Rankings
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Published: February 25, 2013, 10:52 AM (CT)
by Jake Terry (@LSUjake), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team checked in at No. 5 with a 196.770 regional qualifying score in the first edition of the RQS rankings released Monday by GymInfo.

It marks the third straight week LSU has moved up in the rankings as the Tigers jumped UCLA to climb into the top five for the second time this season. LSU was also ranked fifth after the first two weeks of the season.

The RQS is based on a team's six best regular-season meet scores, but three meets must be away. To obtain the regional qualifying score, the high score is eliminated and the remaining five scores are averaged. The RQS is used to determine a team's seeding and placement in an NCAA Regional on April 6.

LSU (8-3, 4-2 SEC) is No. 1 nationally on floor with a 49.400 RQS, and the Tigers remained No. 2 on vault with a 49.390 RQS. LSU is No. 8 on bars at 49.130 and No. 15 on beam at 48.900.

Individually, Lloimincia Hall takes over as the No. 1 performer on floor with a 9.925 RQS, tied with UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa for the top spot.

Rheagan Courville is No. 3 nationally in the all-around with a 39.475 RQS, the highest-ranked all-arounder from the SEC. Courville also ranks fifth on vault with a 9.910 RQS, sixth on floor at 9.895 and 11th on beam at 9.865.

Sarie Morrison is No. 6 on bars with a 9.890 RQS, and Jessica Savona is No. 16 on floor with a 9.880 RQS.

Oklahoma took over as the No. 1 team in the country with a 197.410 RQS, while Florida slipped to No. 2 at 197.280. Michigan is No. 3 at 196.975, Alabama is No. 4 at 196.810 and LSU is fifth at 196.770. UCLA is sixth (196.720), Georgia seventh (196.595), Utah eighth (196.375), Oregon State ninth (196.370), and Nebraska 10th (196.365).

LSU returns home to face Georgia in a top-10 showdown Friday at 7 p.m. CT in the Maravich Center. Tickets are still available at www.LSUtix.net at a cost of $5 for adults and $3 for youth ages 3-12.

GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25 - 2/25/13

Rank, Team, Regional Qualifying Score (RQS)
1. Oklahoma 197.410
2. Florida 197.280
3. Michigan 196.975
4. Alabama 196.810
5. LSU 196.770
6. UCLA 196.720
7. Georgia 196.595
8. Utah 196.375
9. Oregon State 196.370
10. Nebraska 196.365
11. Auburn 196.270
12. Stanford 196.235
13. Denver 195.990
14. Minnesota 195.775
15. Arizona 195.640
16. West Virginia 195.560
17. Washington 195.520
18. Ohio State 195.495
t19. Illinois 195.480
t19. Kent State 195.480
21. Kentucky 195.445
22. Penn State 195.415
23. Maryland 195.340
24. Iowa 195.265
25. Arkansas 195.260

 

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