Florida at Arkansas
|Full Results||Florida: 197.875||Arkansas: 197.400|
|VT: Richards, 9.925||UB: Wong, 10.000||BB: Wong, 10.000||FX: Williams, Thomas, 9.950||AA: Wong, 37.775|
The Big Storyline: Despite a less-than-stellar floor rotation, the Gators were able to bring in their second highest score of the season thus far. Leanne Wong in particular had a great night, scoring 10s on bars and beam. Arkansas hit 197.4-plus at home for the second week in a row, proving last week’s meet against LSU wasn’t a fluke.
Implications: Less due to its own performance and more due to Michigan’s outstanding weekend, Florida will slip down from second to third in the national rankings. Arkansas will finally vacate the SEC basement, which it has occupied all season. The Razorbacks will also reach the national top 16 for the first time since Week 1.
Current Rankings: No. 2 Florida at No. 18 Arkansas
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: Florida is the clear frontrunner in this SEC matchup with an imposing 197.700 season average. However, here’s where things get interesting: Arkansas pulled off a dramatic upset win over LSU during which it scored 197.475, a full one and a half tenths higher than Florida’s only road score of the season. The Gators are going to have to up their away game to ensure the win over the hosting Razorbacks.
You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: Trinity Thomas completed her fourth Gym Slam at last week’s meet and is just four 10s away from having the most perfect scores in NCAA history. Reigning SEC Freshman of the Week Lauren Williams has been one of the Razorbacks’ top scorers on both vault and floor.
- Video Type: SECN+
- Video: https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/0ccfae71-e81b-44ea-b95e-428d3ebc210c
- Scores: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=441821
- Live Blog: https://collegegymnews.com/2023/02/03/live-blog-no-2-florida-at-no-18-arkansas/
- Live Blog Editor: Rebecca S