|Oklahoma Team Rankings|
NORMAN – The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the eighth consecutive week. This week marks the first time this season that rankings have been determined by regional qualifying scores (RQS).
RQS is based on a team’s six best regular season scores, three of which must be away. The overall high score is eliminated, and the five remaining scores are averaged. RQS scores are used to determine seeding for NCAA regional competition at six campus sites on April 4-6.
1. 198.325 (H)2. 198.075 (A) 3. 198.050 (A) 4. 197.975 (H) 5. 197.825 (A) 6. 197.700 (H) RQS: 197.925
OU leads the way with an RQS of 197.925 followed by UCLA with a 197.800 and Florida with a 197.545. LSU jumped into fourth with a 197.280 and Utah rounded out the top five with a 197.220. On Sunday, the Sooners will host No. 2 UCLA at Lloyd Noble Center.
Additionally, the Sooners rank in the top three on all four events, including the top spot on vault with a 49.505 RQS. OU ranks second on bars (49.500) and beam (49.430) and third on floor (49.485).
Seven Sooners hold 18 individual top-25 rankings, which are also determined by RQS beginning this week.
Sophomore Anastasia Webb is the lone Sooner ranked in the all-around at No. 15 with a 39.365. Webb also ranks sixth on beam (9.910), 18th on floor (9.895) and 20th on bars (9.890).
Three Sooners are ranked on three events each. Senior Brenna Dowell is sixth on floor (9.925), 10th on vault (9.890) and 15th on bars (9.900). Senior Nicole Lehrmann is 5th on bars (9.920), 13th on vault (9.885) and 18th on beam (9.870). Freshman Olivia Trautman is third on floor (9.950), fifth on vault (9.910) and 18th on beam (9.870).
Juniors Jade Degouveia and Maggie Nichols are each ranked on a pair of events. Degouveia is ranked seventh on vault with an RQS of 9.9 and 17th on floor (9.9). Nichols is No. 2 on bars with an RQS of 9.945 and ninth on beam with a 9.9. Sophomore Carly Woodard is tied for 24th with an RQS of 9.855.
OU returns home for the biggest matchup of the year as No. 2 UCLA comes to Norman in a rematch of last year’s national championship. The Bruins and Sooners will square off in a dual meet on Sunday, March 3, at noon CT on ESPN. Tickets are available for purchase online through SoonerSports.com or over the phone at (405) 325-2424 or toll-free at 800-456-GoOU.