Utah Gymnastics Moves Up One Spot In Rankings

Feb 3, 2020, 11:48 AM | Updated: 11:49 am
Utah’s Sydney Soloski, right, hugs teammate Kim Tessen following Tessen’s vault during the Ariz...
Utah’s Sydney Soloski, right, hugs teammate Kim Tessen following Tessen’s vault during the Arizona State and University of Utah gymnastics meet at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah gymnastics team has moved up to No. 3 in the country in the USA Collegiate Gymnastics Rankings.

The Red Rocks are off to a 6-0 start this season, including a 2-0 record in Pac-12 competition. They recently beat then-No. 21 Arizona in Tuscon 197.300-195.975.

“Today was our first road test and I thought we narrowed the gap between what we see in practice and what we see in actual competition,” said Utah head coach Tom Farden after the Arizona meet. “We started nicely on bars, vault was good, and floor and beam were really strong to finish the meet. We still need to get better at landings and will work hard to improve this area. There are too many tenths being left on the floor from not sticking enough landings.”

The Utes sit behind No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 Florida in the rankings. Also, BYU is at No. 16 in the rankings.

In their two Pac-12 meets, Utah has defeated Arizona and Arizona State. They will next face No. 12 California in Berkeley on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

Utah is one of five Pac-12 schools to be ranked in the top 20.

Here is the entire top 20 ranking from roadtonationals.com.

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Florida
  3. Utah
  4. Denver
  5. UCLA
  6. Minnesota
  7. Alabama
  8. Michigan
  9. LSU
  10. Georgia
  11. Washington
  12. California
  13. Kentucky
  14. Nebraska
  15. Arkansas
  16. BYU
  17. Auburn
  18. Iowa State
  19. Maryland
  20. Arizona

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