Brittany Rogers is ranked in the top-15 on vault and bars.
Feb. 25, 2013
ATHENS-----On the heels of its best road score of the season Friday night at Missouri, the Georgia gymnastics team moved up one spot to No. 7 in this week’s national rankings.
This is the first week rankings are based on RQS. RQS is based on a team's six best regular-season-meet scores; to obtain the RQS, the high score is eliminated and the remaining five scores are averaged.
Oklahoma moved into the No. 1 spot with a 197.410 RQS, followed by Florida (197.280), Michigan (196.975), Alabama (196.810), LSU (196.770), UCLA (196.720), Georgia (196.595), Utah (196.375), Oregon State (196.370) and Nebraska (196.365) to round out the top-10.
The Gym Dogs defeated Missouri 196.825-194.550 Friday night in Columbia, and in the process posted the team’s second-highest beam score of the season and the third-highest scores on bars and floor.
In the event rankings, Georgia is No. 2 on bars with a 49.385 RQS, No. 4 on vault (49.335), and No. 10 on beam (49.010) and floor (49.105).
Individually, Chelsea Davis held on to her spot atop the bars rankings with a 9.935 RQS, while freshman Brittany Rogers is tied for third at 9.9. Davis has won the bars title in every meet and has scored a 9.95 four times, including most recently Friday night against Mizzou.
Georgia has another freshman ranked in the top-five nationally as Brandie Jay is fourth on vault with a 9.91. She is one of three Gym Dogs ranked in the top-25 on vault, with Rogers coming in at No. 15 with a 9.89, and Lindsey Cheek tied for 18th at 9.885.
Shayla Worley, who tied her career-high with a 9.95 Friday night, is tied for eighth on the balance beam with a 9.875, while Kaylan Earls is 20th with a 9.855. On floor, Christa Tanella is tied for 18th with a 9.875.
The Gym Dogs will be back in action Friday night when they travel to fifth-ranked LSU.