Less than three years ago, Cal Men’s Gymnastics was on the ropes. The MAG community banded together to help save the 100-year-old program. A reprieve was granted, and today’s resulting roster is mostly comprised of a young group of non-scholarship athletes. …
Saturday night’s home meet against the defending national champions, Illinois, was a perfect display. The Bears showed consistency on all six events to offer more than a glimmer of hope they are good enough to compete for one of the top six team spots that could punch their ticket to the gymnastics version of the Big Dance — The NCAA Team Championships. …
read more – Stick It Media – Cal Upends Illinois in Thriller
That link has updates on the other meets this past weekend.
To look at the Troester GymInfo rankings, you’d think we’ve got a tight race in the works.
1 Penn State 444.767
2 Oklahoma 439.450
3 Michigan 436.800
4 Stanford 434.317
5 Ohio State 433.233
6 Illinois 431.717
7 Minnesota 430.700
8 California 426.450
9 Iowa 425.517
10 Air Force Academy 424.783
I’ve learned the hard way, however, that MAG NCAA rankings from season don’t often help predict who’s going to be standing on the podium at Championships.