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Gymnastics Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team, the defending Southeastern Conference champions and NCAA Runner-Up, is ranked No. 3 in the Road to Nationals Coaches’ Preseason Poll, the organization announced Monday.

The Tigers totaled 1,692 points and seven first-place votes. Oklahoma finished with 1,769 points for first and Florida followed in second with 1,728 points.

LSU heads into the 2018 season ranked in the top-five of the preseason poll for the fifth-straight season. The ranking also marks the 21st consecutive season in which LSU is ranked in the top-15.

In 2018, LSU will face off against 10 teams ranked in the top-25 with meets against No. 2 Florida and No. 4 Alabama coming in the first three weeks of the season. Four home meets in 2018 will come against teams ranked in the Top-25 of the preseason poll beginning with No. 19 Arkansas in the season opener on Friday, Jan. 5.

Season tickets are on sale and start at $30 for adults and $18 for youth ages 3-12. To purchase season tickets, visit LSUtix.net, call the LSU Ticket Office at 225-578-2184 or buy in person at the ticket office on the first floor of the LSU Athletics Administration Building.

The team will be in action for a free showcase event, the fifth annual Gymnastics 101 Showcase, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Season ticket holders will be able to pick up the 2018 “Holy Cow” t-shirts at portal C on the concourse.

2018 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
December 11, 2017

Rank, Team, Points(First-Place Votes)
1. Oklahoma (1769 points) (33 first place votes)
2. Florida (1728 points) (10 first place votes)
3. LSU (1692 points) (7 first place votes)
4. Alabama (1584 points)
5. Utah (1544 points)
6. UCLA (1477 points)
7. Michigan (1443 points)
8. Denver (1313 points)
9. Nebraska (1214 points)
10. Kentucky (1213 points)
11. California (1201 points)
12. Oregon State (1141 points)
13. Boise State (1125 points)
14. Auburn (1119 points)
15. Washington (1114 points)
16. Georgia (1011 points)
17. Missouri (975 points)
18. Stanford (903 points)
19. Arkansas (872 points)
20. Iowa (819 points)
21. George Washington (701 points)
22. Ohio State (690 points)
23. Illinois-Champaign (609 points)
24. Southern Utah (605 points)
25. Penn State (599 points)

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