|Oklahoma Team Rankings|
NORMAN – After taking down the No. 2 team in the country, the Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team continued its stay at the top of the rankings with a national qualifying score (NQS) of 197.940.
NQS is based on a team’s six best regular season scores, three of which must be from road contests. The overall high score is eliminated, and the five remaining scores are averaged. NQS scores are used to determine seeding for NCAA regional competition at six campus sites on April 4-6.
The Sooners’ 197.775 on Sunday raised their NQS by .015 after replacing a 197.700 from the list of six scores currently being used to calculate the ranking.
1. 198.325 (H)2. 198.075 (A) 3. 198.050 (A) 4. 197.975 (H) 5. 197.825 (A) 6. 197.775 (H) NQS: 197.940
OU leads the way with an RQS of 197.940 followed by UCLA in with a 197.800 and Florida with a 197.545. LSU held onto fourth with a 197.380 and Utah rounded out the top five with a 197.315. Just outside the top five is the Sooners’ next opponent as Michigan comes in at No. 7 with an NQS of 196.935.
Additionally, Oklahoma ranks in the top three on all four events, including the top spot on vault and bars with a 49.515 and 49.535, respectively. OU ranks second on beam with a 49.430 NQS and third on floor with a 49.530.
Six Sooners hold 17 individual top-25 rankings, which are also determined by NQS.
Sophomore Anastasia Webb is the lone Sooner ranked in the all-around, moving up three spots to No. 12 with a 39.470. Webb also ranks 11th on beam (9.910), 21st on bars (9.890) and 24th on floor (9.900).
Three Sooners are ranked on three events each. Senior Brenna Dowell is sixth on floor (9.935), 10th on vault (9.900) and 11th on bars (9.915). Senior Nicole Lehrmann is 5th on bars (9.925), 15th on vault (9.885) and 20th on beam (9.875). Freshman Olivia Trautman is second on floor (9.955), seventh on vault (9.910) and 22nd on beam (9.870).
Juniors Jade Degouveia and Maggie Nichols are each ranked on a pair of events. Degouveia is ranked sixth on vault with an NQS of 9.915 and 16th on floor (9.910). Nichols is No. 1 on beam with an NQS of 9.955 and second on bars with a 9.950.
The Sooners will hit the road for the final time in the regular season for a dual weekend at Michigan and Iowa State. OU will face No. 9 Michigan on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. CT. before traveling to conference rival Iowa State on March 11 for a 6:30 p.m. CT meet.