As we head into week four, teams are shaping into the teams they’ll eventually be when we reach the end of the season. There are some key matchups this weekend to keep an eye on, and you can find out about them below.
As always, you’ll find everything you need to follow along with all the meets happening this weekend, including previews of the top matchups, Fantasy Gymnastics resources and every scoring and video link you could ever need.
No. 6 Georgia at No. 13 Auburn
When You Need to Tell Your Friends You’re Busy: Friday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Why You Should Cancel Plans For It: Auburn has won all three meets it’s competed in this season; not a small accomplishment considering one of those wins was against LSU. That makes the Tigers’ matchup with Georgia all the more exciting since the fellow SEC squad is just coming off a season-high score of its own. This year more than ever has seen SEC matchups become more and more legitimate contests, and this meet should be no exception. It will also feature some of the country’s most exciting freshmen in Auburn’s Derrian Gobourne and Georgia’s Rachael Lukacs. Expect them to vie for titles on vault and floor, specialties for of them.
Routines to Avoid Going to the Bathroom During: Jada Glenn (Auburn, VT), Derrian Gobourne (Auburn, FX), Taylor Krippner (Auburn, BB), Rachael Lukacs (Georgia, VT), Sydney Snead (Georgia, FX), Sabrina Vega (Georgia, BB)
What Else You Should Know Before Tuning In: Georgia freshman Megan Roberts is finally back from injury, making her debut in the bar lineup versus Alabama last week.
No. 5 LSU at No. 9 Alabama
When You Need to Tell Your Friends You’re Busy: Friday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET
Why You Should Cancel Plans For It: Given how both teams’ seasons have been going thus far, neither outcome would be particularly surprising in this meet. Either way, it will surely be fun to watch. Expect another down-to-the-wire finish like they each had last week too. The event we’ll be watching for both teams is beam: LSU hasn’t had the best go of it this season, and we’ve all seen how judging has been on that event in Tuscaloosa. As for wishful thinking, it would also be exciting to see performances from each team’s midyear freshmen (LSU’s Bailey Ferrer and Alabama’s Sania Mitchell), but don’t bet on seeing both of them either.
Routines to Avoid Going to the Bathroom During: Kennedi Edney (LSU, VT), Sarah Finnegan (LSU, BB, FX), Emily Gaskins (Alabama, FX), Ari Guerra (Alabama, FX), Ruby Harrold (LSU, UB), Shallon Olsen (Alabama, VT)
What Else You Should Know Before Tuning In: The minor ankle injury suffered by LSU redshirt junior McKenna Kelley a couple weeks ago seems to have not been serious since she was back in the vault and floor lineups last week versus Florida. Expect her back again this week.
Metroplex With No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 7 Denver, No. 15 Missouri and No. 21 Arkansas
When You Need to Tell Your Friends You’re Busy: Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Why You Should Cancel Plans For It: This is probably the biggest meet of the weekend, and it’s full of exciting names! The Sooners are consistently one of the best teams in the country, Denver is a strong under-the-radar squad that upset Alabama and Michigan week one and both Arkansas and Missouri are up-and-coming SEC members. Oklahoma will be looking for redemption on floor while Denver will be doing the same on beam after it counted two scores in the 9.300-range yet still broke 196 as a team. The Razorbacks and Tigers have both had seasons with extreme highs and lows so far—both are coming off of low meets that they will want to bounce back from as well.
Routines to Avoid Going to the Bathroom During: Kaitlyn Schou (DU, BB), Alexis Vasquez (DU, BB), Lynnzee Brown (DU, FX), Maddie Karr (DU, VT, UB), Brenna Dowell (OU, FX), Carly Woodard (OU, BB), Olivia Trautman (OU, FX), Anastasia Webb (OU, UB), Sophia Carter (Ark., BB), Sarah Shaffer (Ark., UB, FX), Kennedy Hambrick (Ark., VT), Michaela Burton (Ark., BB), Britney Ward (Missouri, VT, BB), Madeleine Huber (Missouri, UB), Aspen Tucker (Missouri, FX), Belle Gottula (Missouri, BB)
What Else You Should Know Before Tuning In: Missouri freshman Hannah McCrary’s status is unclear after she didn’t compete last week and was seen on crutches on the sidelines. The gymternet buzz of the past two weeks has centered around Sooner Maggie Nichols, who ended up not competing last week due to a bruised heel. We’ll see if she’s back in action on Saturday, especially after being in Orlando this week to receive the NCAA Inspiration Award.
Meets You Didn’t Know You Should Be Interested In
No. 38 Southern Utah at No. 10 Boise State
When the Meet’s Happening: Friday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET
Why You Should See the Error of Your Ways: Last week gave us a glimpse at this matchup, and boy it did not disappoint! The Thunderbirds will surely be hungry to come out on top after nearly upsetting the Broncos last week. It’s bound to be an exciting in-conference meet you won’t want to miss.
Routines to Look Up on YouTube Before the Meet That Prove Our Point: Shylen Murakami (SUU, UB), Hannah Nipp (SUU, BB), Karley McClain (SUU, FX), Shani Remme (BSU, UB, BB), Courtney McGregor (BSU, VT), Sarah Means (BSU, BB)
No. 33 Illinois at No. 18 Nebraska
When the Meet’s Happening: Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Why You Should See the Error of Your Ways: Illinois has yet to hit its stride, and Nebraska is in a slump. This meet could be much closer than rankings suggest, and no matter who comes out on top, you’ll see some brilliant gymnastics.
Routines to Look Up on YouTube Before the Meet That Prove Our Point: Taylor Houchin (Neb, VT, FX), Adnerys De Jesus (Neb, FX), Sierra Hassel (Neb, BB), Kylie Noonan (Ill, FX), Karen Howell (Ill, FX), Mary Jane Otto (Ill, UB, BB)
No. 14 Ohio State at No. 42 Michigan State
When the Meet’s Happening: Sunday, January 27 at 4 p.m. ET
Why You Should See the Error of Your Ways: Ohio State has overtaken Nebraska for the No. 2 spot in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes have hit two 196s in a row on the road; can they make it three? Michigan State has also had a strong past two weeks, hitting big away numbers. What will the Spartans do back in Jenison Fieldhouse?
Routines to Look Up on YouTube Before the Meet That Prove Our Point: Claire Gagliardi (tOSU, FX), Olivia Aepli (tOSU, UB), Jamie Stone (tOSU, BB), Alaina Raybon (MSU, FX), Gabriella Douglas (MSU, BB, FX), Sydney Ewing (MSU, FX)
Meets You Should at Least Record and Watch Later
No. 17 Kentucky at No. 3 Florida
When to Find It on the TV Guide: Friday, January 25 at 6 p.m. ET
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: Kentucky has the potential to be a lot better than its current ranking, but it needs to bring its A-game to have a chance against this Florida squad in Gainesville. If anything, watch this meet to see two of the most exciting floor performances in the NCAA that (criminally) have yet to go viral: Alicia Boren’s movie routine and Alex Hyland’s “Fresh Prince” number.
Routines to Check Out If You Can’t Rewatch Everything: Alyssa Baumann (Florida, BB), Alicia Boren (Florida, FX), Alex Hyland (Kentucky, FX), Mollie Korth (Kentucky, VT), Katie Stuart (Kentucky, VT), Trinity Thomas (Florida, UB)
No. 4 Utah at No. 19 Arizona State
When to Find It on the TV Guide: Saturday, January 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: Utah is one of the top teams in the Pac-12 and Arizona State is an up-and-coming team. The Sun Devils lost Katelyn Lentz to a season-ending lower leg injury—we’ll see how the team rebounds. If stating this Sun Devil team is on the rise isn’t enough, senior Justine Callis took home the Pac-12 Specialist of the Week title; something an Arizona State gymnast hasn’t earned since 2013.
Routines to Check Out If You Can’t Rewatch Everything: Adrienne Randall (Utah, BB), Mykayla Skinner (Utah, VT, FX), Cristal Isa (Utah, UB), Justine Callis (ASU, BB), Cairo Leonard-Baker (ASU, UB, FX), Anne Kuhm (ASU, UB)
No. 2 UCLA at No. 24 Stanford
When to Find It on the TV Guide: Sunday, January 27 at 7 p.m. ET
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: UCLA is again one of the top teams in the country with exciting gymnastics that will only get better as the season progresses. Stanford is coming off a season high 196.125 at Cal and will want to continue that at home. Its gymnasts may not have the star power of the Bruins, but it’s carried by sophomore phenom Kyla Bryant. Battle of the Kylas, anyone? That is, if UCLA doesn’t rest Kyla Ross after she pulled a neck muscle on vault last meet. Plus, it’s a NorCal-SoCal showdown!
Routines to Check Out If You Can’t Rewatch Everything: Norah Flatley (UCLA, BB), Katelyn Ohashi (UCLA, FX), Margzetta Frazier (UCLA, UB, FX), Kyla Bryant (Stanford, BB, FX), Rachael Flam (Stanford, VT)
Links and Things
These aren’t the only meets happening this weekend. To see all the matchups all in one place, take a look at our master schedule. You can also find live scoring and video links for all this weekend’s competitions below.
|Date||Time (ET)||Teams||Scoring Link||Video Link|
|Thurs, Jan. 24||6 p.m.||Ball St at EMU||Scores||ESPN3|
|Fri, Jan. 25||1 p.m.||USU at BYU||Scores||BYUTV|
|Fri, Jan. 25||6 p.m.||UK at UF||Scores||SECN|
|Fri, Jan. 25||7 p.m.||NCSU at UNC||Scores||ACCN Extra|
|Fri, Jan. 25||7 p.m.||UWEC at UWO||Scores||Free Stream|
|Fri, Jan. 25||7:30 p.m.||UGA at Aub||Scores||SECN|
|Fri, Jan. 25||8 p.m.||SEMO at Ill St||Scores||Free Stream|
|Fri, Jan. 25||9 p.m.||LSU at Ala||Scores||SECN|
|Fri, Jan. 25||9 p.m.||SUU at BSU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Fri, Jan. 25||10 p.m.||USAFA, UAA & SPU at SJSU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sat, Jan. 26||1 p.m.||Cortland at Cornell||Scores||ESPN+|
|Sat, Jan. 26||2 p.m.||GW at Pitt||Scores||ACCN Extra|
|Sat, Jan. 26||4 p.m.||Minn at PSU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sat, Jan. 26||4 p.m.||Towson at W&M||Scores||Facebook Live|
|Sat, Jan. 26||5 p.m.||RU at Iowa||Scores||FloPro/BTN+|
|Sat, Jan. 26||5 p.m.||Gustavus & Winona at UWW||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sat, Jan. 26||6:30 p.m.||Cal at Ariz||Scores||P12N|
|Sat, Jan. 26||7 p.m.||Bridgeport, Hamline & RIC at Brown||Scores|
|Sat, Jan. 26||7 p.m.||UM at UMD||Scores||FloPro/BTN+|
|Sat, Jan. 26||8 p.m.||Ill at Neb||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sat, Jan. 26||8 p.m.||Ark, DU, Miz, OU (Metroplex)||Scores||FloPro|
|Sat, Jan. 26||8:30 p.m.||Utah at ASU||Scores||P12N|
|Sat, Jan. 26||10:30 p.m.||OSU at UW||Scores||P12N|
|Sun, Jan. 27||1 p.m.||Brockport & RIC at SCSU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||1 p.m.||CMU at WMU||Scores|
|Sun, Jan. 27||1 p.m.||UNH at Yale||Scores||ESPN+|
|Sun, Jan. 27||1 p.m.||WCU at Springfield||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||2 p.m.||BGSU & UIC at NIU||Scores||Paid Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||2 p.m.||GW & KSU at WVU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||3 p.m.||Centenary, UWLC & UWS at TWU||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||3 p.m.||Ithaca, Penn & Ursinus at Temple||Scores||Free Stream|
|Sun, Jan. 27||3 p.m.||LU at Iowa St||Scores||CycloneTV ($)|
|Sun, Jan. 27||4 p.m.||tOSU at MSU||Scores||BTN|
|Sun, Jan. 27||5 p.m.||UAA & Sac St at UCD||Scores||Facebook Live|
|Sun, Jan. 27||7 p.m.||UCLA at Stan||Scores||P12N|
Fantasy Gymnastics Resources
Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten about Fantasy Gymnastics players. We have a number of resources to aid in your weekly success. Check out our updated injury report to see if any of your gymnasts have been out of action. We also have a list of teams on byes—as well as those with multiple competitions—this week.
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