The NCAA Gym Report Card: January 27, 2021

While the official rankings are a great indicator of how a team is scoring, they don’t always tell the full story. Overscoring, injuries, upgrades and downgrades are all things scores can’t necessarily tell you, so we present our biweekly Report Card to break down each event for a variety of teams, and mark their progress as the season progresses.

For the first edition of the Report Card, I wanted to take a look at a handful of the top teams who have competed at least twice already in the young season. As expected with the craziness of the 2020 offseason, nearly every top team has stumbled to some extent in the early meets of 2021. However, we have also been treated to plenty of great gymnastics as well, so I wanted to take a deeper dive into each team’s scoring potential to get an idea of what to expect for the rest of the season.

Article by Brandis Heffner

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  1. I always feel like the SEC teams are ranked higher than they should be. In particular, LSU and Florida. Am I the only one?

  2. Can CGN figure out the mystery behind Haleigh Bryant’s FX score.
    I have heard mixed explanations.
    Someone said she got a UTL deduction because she doesn’t have a three element pass, but someone argued that she doesn’t need it because the front layout into rudi fulfill the requirement.
    Someone else stated that she lost .1 due to a missed Popa and not due to the tumbling pass.
    The two meets against Arkansas she had a 10.0 start value. Someone stated that an Arkansas coach pointed out the tumbling deduction at the end of the second meet so they took it at UGA.

    It is super confusing. The tumbling explanation doesn’t sound right and the missed Popa does sound correct, but I am not sure who is correct? Either way she got a 9.9 start value and I was wondering why.

    1. We explain it in our meet recap for that meet!

      “Many were surprised when Haleigh Bryant’s seemingly low-deduction floor routine earned a 9.850. One possible explanation, as astutely pointed out by former UC Davis assistant coach Carolyn Kampf, is an obscure UTL rule that requires a series to have three elements. Each of Bryant’s passes technically only have two elements each.”

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