Scores rank GymTiders No. 2

The Alabama Gymnastics team used a season high 197.400 score last Friday against LSU to climb to No. 2 in this week's rankings.

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

    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

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