This week marks Alabama's fourth week in the top-3, including a week at No. 1. UCLA is the current No. 1. Utah, Georgia and Nebraska round out the top-5. The Crimson Tide's upcoming opponent, the Florida Gators, check in at No. 6.
In all, Alabama has spent 11 of the last 13 regular season weeks in the top-3 nationally going back to Feb. 11 of last season. The Tide has not been out of the top-10 during the '00 decade.
Junior Jeana Rice continues her hold on the No. 2 spot in the all-around rankings while senior Kristin Sterner climbs to No. 10 this week and sophomore Shannon Hrozek is No. 19. Rice is also ranked fourth on the uneven bars, fifth on the balance beam and seventh on the vault. Sterner is No. 14 on the balance beam
Freshman Ashley Miles remains No. 2 in the floor exercise rankings and No. 8 on the vault. Freshman Dana Pierce is No. 17 on the vault.
After traveling to Gainesville, Fla. this Friday to face the Gators, Alabama embarks on a three-meet home stand, which starts with in-state rival Auburn on March 1. Tickets are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum, or online at www.rolltide.com.
Team Season Avg Region 1 UCLA 197.253 W 2 Alabama 196.986 C 3 Utah 196.971 NC 4 Georgia 196.862 SE 5 Nebraska 196.750 SC 6 Florida 196.696 SE 7 Arizona State 196.633 SC 8 Stanford 196.275 W 9 Oregon State 195.954 W 10 Michigan 195.575 NE 11 Denver 195.404 NC 12 Washington 195.321 W 13 Oklahoma 195.300 SC 14 L.S.U. 195.271 C 15 Auburn 195.250 C 16 Arizona 195.233 SC 17 Iowa 194.975 NC 18 Penn State 194.825 NE - Kent State 194.825 C 20 Iowa State 194.687 NC 21 Ohio State 194.661 C 22 Minnesota 194.567 NC 23 Missouri 194.487 SC 24 Cent Michigan 194.387 C 25 NC State 194.379 SE