Red Rocks Start Season Ranked No. 1 In Pac-12, No. 4 In Country

Dec 14, 2023, 2:54 PM | Updated: Dec 15, 2023, 9:21 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah gymnastics is expected to be one of the top teams in the country again in 2024 starting the season ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 and No. 4 in the country.

Fans of the Red Rocks have an opportunity to check out the team in the Red Rocks Preview on Friday, December 14 at 7:00 pm MT at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

The Utes officially open their 2024 season against Boise State on January 5. That meet will be at home in the Huntsman Center with a start time of 7:00 pm MT as well.

Both will be available to view on Pac-12 Insider.

Utah Gymnastics Surprised With Historic NIL Deal

It’s been a rough few months for Utah gymnastics so the announcement on December 13 that they will have their choice of a 2024 Ram Truck or Jeep Grand Cherokee could not have come at a better time.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by KSL Sports (@kslsports)

Newly minted gymnastics head coach Carly Dockendorf summed up the excitement from her team concisely and on brand, calling the move a “perfect 10”.

“Thank you so much to the Garff family, the Crimson Collective, and For The Win 360 for providing this opportunity for not just the men’s teams but to women’s teams as well,” Dockendorf continued. “It’s pretty incredible that something of this magnitude is happening for the first time in the country at Utah. It just speaks of the excellence we continue to see in all areas across campus in providing our student-athletes with nothing but the very best experience.”

Utah gymnast Alani Sabado echoed the same sentiments of how important and ground-breaking it is for the Crimson Collective and Utah Athletics to recognize their female student-athletes as being on equal footing with their male counterparts.

“Having the support from the Crimson Collective not only within a male-dominant industry, but with females too, like, we’ve set a standard now that women are supposed to be equal, and we do deserve that credibility,” Sabado said.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on XInstagram, and Threads: @BodkinKSLsports

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes


Michelle Bodkin

Deivon Smith Earns Pac-12 Player Of The Week After Third Triple-Double

The Runnin' Utes appear to be back and rolling after a tough February and part of that is due to the play of point guard Deivon Smith.

45 minutes ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Gymnastics Drops A Spot In Latest National Qualifying Score Rankings

The Red Rocks come in at No. 5 in the country in the latest NQS rankings for college gymnastics after a solid performance against Cal.

1 hour ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah WBB Drops A Few Spots In AP Top 25 After Brutal Loss In Regular Season Finale

Utah women’s basketball is back down to No. 22 in the AP Top 25 after splitting the Washington schools at home to wrap up the regular season.

4 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Report: Utah Football Hiring Northwestern Offensive Coordinator As Analyst

Utah football is hiring former Northwestern offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian as an offensive analyst for the 2024 season.

4 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Seniors Get Emotional After Big Win Over Cal

The Runnin' Utes are done playing in the Huntsman Center for the 2023-24 season and it came with a lot of emotion for Utah's seniors.

2 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Dominates Cal On Senior Night

The Runnin’ Utes home season wrapped up for the 2023-24 season at the Huntsman Center hosting Cal Saturday evening.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Red Rocks Start Season Ranked No. 1 In Pac-12, No. 4 In Country