LSU gymnastics moves up ranking ladder to fifth nationally

LSU gymnastics coach Jay Clark and the Tigers will have the 2024 SEC Gymnastics Championships in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. PHOTO BY: Jonathan Mailhes

After scoring its second-highest team road score of the 2022 season, the LSU gymnastics team moved up to fifth in the second edition of the National Qualifying Score (NQS) rankings.

The Tigers own an NQS of 197.515, which is the average of a team’s top six scores, three of which must be away and the highest score dropped.

LSU’s six scores are 196.950, 197.975 and 198.050 from home meets and 197.675, 197.825 and 197.200 away from the PMAC. The Tigers are one of six teams with a team score of 198 or higher this season. Michigan owns the top spot with an NQS of 197.920 followed by Oklahoma (197.860), Florida (197.715) and Utah (197.685).

The Tigers rank second on vault, fourth on bars, eighth on beam and 10th on floor. Sophomore Haleigh Bryant is the No. 1 performer in the nation on vault and ranks eighth on bars. Junior Kiya Johnson is 17th on vault and 19th on beam. Senior Sami Durante ranks 12th on bars and freshman KJ Johnson is 17th on vault.

LSU has three more meets to improve its NQS before the NCAA bracket is released. The Tigers have two more chances to improve its low home score and one more away meet to replace its low of 197.200. The squad will take on Kentucky in the final SEC meet of the regular season at 7:15 p.m. Friday in the PMAC.

Top-25 Rankings, Average
1. Michigan, 197.920
2. Oklahoma, 197.860
3. Florida, 197.715
4. Utah, 197.685
5. LSU, 197.515
6. Auburn, 197.455
7. Alabama, 197.360
8. California, 197.065
9. Minnesota, 197.015
10. Kentucky, 196.985
11. Missouri, 196.890
12. Michigan State, 196.795
13. Denver, 196.710
14. BYU, 196.615
15. Arizona State, 196.520
16. Utah State, 196.435
17. UCLA, 196.430
18. Ohio State, 196.365
19. Iowa, 196.325
20. Stanford, 196.165
21. Southern Utah, 196.150
22. Illinois, 196.110
23. Boise State, 196.105
24. Towson, 196.065
25. San Jose State, 196.045

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