Alabama, coming off a 197.875 at Denver, is at home this Friday for only the second time this season, against No. 10 ranked LSU. Georgia and Nebraska round out the top five at fourth and fifth. Florida, the Tide's opponent in two weeks in Gainesville is at No. 6, while Arizona State, Stanford and Oregon State are Nos. 7, 8 and 9 respectively.
The Tide is second on the floor exercise, third on the balance beam, fifth on the uneven bars and sixth on the vault this week.
Junior Jeana Rice continues to set the pace for the Tide. Last week's Southeastern Conference and National Gymnast of the Week is second in the all-around, third on the balance beam, fifth on the uneven bars and ninth on the vault. Last weekend at Denver, Rice posted a trio of 9.9s in a closely scored meet.
Senior Kristin Sterner is ranked 12th in the all-around while sophomore Shannon Hrozek is 25th. Sterner is also 18th on the balance beam. Freshman Ashley Miles is ranked third on the floor exercise and seventh on the vault while classmate Dana Pierce breaks into the vault rankings at 17th this week.
10 February - by Total Season Average
Team Team Avg 1 UCLA 197.109 2 Utah 196.985 3 Alabama 196.917 4 Georgia 196.900 5 Nebraska 196.757 6 Florida 196.540 7 Arizona State 196.330 8 Stanford 196.180 9 Oregon State 195.775 10 L.S.U. 195.565 11 Michigan 195.396 12 Denver 195.390 13 Arizona 195.380 14 Washington 195.150 15 Auburn 195.075 16 Oklahoma 195.040 17 Iowa 195.037 18 Kent State 194.917 19 Penn State 194.825 20 Iowa State 194.460 21 Missouri 194.405 22 Minnesota 194.290 23 Central Michigan 194.220 24 Ohio State 194.200 25 NC State 194.140