With OU yet to compete this season, this is the Women's National Rankings for the Week of January 15th, as compiled by RoadToNationals. Rankings are by season average. With some teams with only one meet and high scoring variation across meets and within each meet itself, things will move around a lot over the next several weeks.
Towson's Tyra McKellar won VT and UB en route to a 39.15 AA win. Teammate Mary Elle Arduino won BB while Lauren Cahalan won FX.
Link: Temple Release
Kent State superstar Rachel Stypinski won UB, BB and FX en route to a 39.375 AA win. Teammate Dara Williams took the VT.
Illini Bobby Baker (HB), Alex Diab (SR) and Brandon Ngai (PH) each won event titles to lead their squad. Minnesota's Shane Wiskus won the AA.
Link: Illinois Release
Sierra Beaver won UB and the AA (37.425) to lead UW Stout to the win over Oshkosh. Teammate Amanda McBrayer added a win on BB. For Oshkosh Amira Ali won VT and Mikala Bugge won FX.
LSU leads the Women's National Rankings, as compiled by RoadToNationals, for the week of January 8th. It's an incomplete week for this first week of the season, with only 41 teams recording scores. Based on our observation of meets across the country, scoring variation was quite high, with some panels being quite strict and others were among the most permissive we've seen in quite some time (treating major errors quite lightly).
Cyclone Haylee Young won the AA with a 39.2 to lead Iowa State to a big quad meet win at ASU. The hosts finished second as the two Preseason Top 25 teams were upset. Teammate Kelsey Paz won BB, while teammate Meaghan Sievers tied with AU frosh Drew Watson for the VT title. AU's Samantha Cerio won UB and Iowa's Clair Kaji won FX.
Alabama 195.675 at Michigan 196.2. Michigan's Olivia Karas won the AA with a 39.35 and won FX. Bama's Kiana Winson won UB and BB while teammate Nikki Guerrero took the VT.
We're about to start the 2018 season, and it's time for us to release our annual Ranking of Recruiting Classes for the frosh starting during the 2017-2018 school year. Why do we wait for so long? We wait until just prior to the season to release this ranking because the recruiting calendar now extends year round, and we're seeing an increasing number of teams get mid-year additions and have roster changes throughout the preseason.