Regionals week, let’s go.
Alabama gymnastics is still the No. 6 team in the country. Its 197.165 Regional Qualifying Score is final.
Oklahoma remains at the top of the rankings – no surprise there – with a 198.12 RQS. LSU (197.89 RQS) and UCLA (197.84) are second and third, respectively. Utah’s 197.54 RQS keeps it in fourth, while Florida’s 197.39 RQS is just above Alabama in fifth.
As for each event, the Crimson Tide is ranked within the top 10 on three of the four. It’s fifth on the uneven bars, holding a 49.415 RQS and a 49.55 season high. It’s sixth on both vault (49.285 RQS, 49.3 high) and the balance beam (49.36 RQS, 49.169 high). Floor exercise is 11th with a 49.315 RQS and 49.575 high.
Alabama has earned a season-high 197.525 so far. That was a month ago at home in Coleman Coliseum against North Carolina.
Speaking of Coleman Coliseum, Alabama actually competes there one last time this season on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional. The Crimson Tide is the No. 1 seed, while Michigan (seventh nationally) and Georgia (18th nationally) are the No. 2 and 3 seeds, in order. Missouri, Illinois and Central Michigan will also be here.
The Crimson Tide will start on floor before going to vault. It will when have a bye and uneven bars. It closes out on beam.
Alabama has a maximum of three meets left, minimum one. Only two teams from each regional can advance to the NCAA Championships on April 20-21.