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2019 CGA Preseason Coaches Poll

The College Gymnastics Association has released its 2019 CGA Preseason Coaches Poll. They are based off of each (20) schools receiving a single vote.

To nobody’s surprise, the Oklahoma Sooners (419 points) top the poll having received 19 of the 20 possible votes. As they go for their fifth-consecutive NCAA title, they will do so while returning the best gymnast in the nation, Yul Moldauer. Moldauer returns to Norman for his senior year having already won seven individual NCAA titles. Coming in at No. 2 is the Stanford Cardinal (390 points) with a single first place vote. Stanford returns a few key seniors (including Grant Breckenridge) but it’s their impressive freshman class that could separate them from other teams. At No. 3 is the Illinois Fighting Illini (366 points). Justin Spring’s squad will hope to use the momentum of a B1G team title to propel them on to a successful 2019 season. They will be dealing with the departure of a few key gymnasts including, but not limited to, Bobby Baker, Chandler Eggleston and Brandon Ngai. The No. 4 spot belongs to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (353 points). Similar to the Illini, the Gophers will be dealing with a massive exodus of important talent. Their momentum will come in the form of a runner-up finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships. Rounding out the top-five we have the Michigan Wolverines (324 points). This young team is now a year older and will return a pair of key gymnasts, Cameron Bock and Jacob Moore, who are now sophomores.

Moving down the line to No. 6 is the Ohio State Buckeyes (323 points). No doubt, the face of this team is Alec Yoder who will return for his final season in a OSU uniform. Sorely missed will be his former partner-in-crime, Sean Melton. Following Ohio State at No. 7 is the Nebraska Cornhuskers (313 points). The losses of gymnasts like Kyle King and Christopher Stephenson will be felt, though the latter’s brother, Anton Stephenson, is still there to help the Huskers. Lincoln will be home to an intriguing group of newcomers as well. The eight spot belongs to the Penn State Nittany Lions (301 points). Fortunately for PSU, they will be returning a vast majority of their team, including two-time pommel horse national champion Stephen Nedoroscik and All-American Sam Zakutney. No. 9 is JD Reive’s Iowa Hawkeyes (267 points). Reive’s squad is fairly young and will feature a pair of talented sophomores in Bennet Huang and and Addison Chung. Claiming the final spot in the top-ten is the defending ECAC champion Navy Midshipmen (225 points). The Mids will feature just three seniors in 2019 to go along with their top freshman, Josh Williams.

The remaining ten teams go as follows:

11. California (217 points)
12. Air Force (208 points)
13. William & Mary (171 points)
14. Arizona State (158 points)
15. Army (153 points)
16. Springfield College (117 points)
17. Washington (100 points)
18. UIC (91 points)
19. Temple (57 points)

20. SC United (47 points)

“After a lengthy preseason of preparation, the 2019 NCAA season is rapidly approaching,” said CGA President and Minnesota head coach, Mike Burns. “After one of the most well-attended and closely contested NCAA Championships held at UIC last April, these teams will soon be doing battle again in the very near future. The release of the CGA Preseason Coaches Poll is the green light letting the thousands of fans of college gymnastics know that it’s time to get ready to witness some outstanding athletes performing some outstanding skills in what will prove to be some epic contests between powerhouse programs. It’s going to be another exciting season of NCAA Men’s Gymnastics and you won’t want to miss any of it!”

The majority of teams’ seasons will get underway the weekend of January 11 (with meets like the West Point Open and Rocky Mountain Open). The conclusion of the 2019 campaign will come at the NCAA Championships in Champaign, IL on April 19-20.

Make sure to follow all of the action this season on the CGA’s social accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Week 6 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 6 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Feb 20, 2017. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (280 points), Stanford (266 points), Illinois (246 points), Ohio State (314 points) and Minnesota (221 points). See the full rankings below.

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (280 points) (14 first place votes)
2 Stanford (266 points)
3 Illinois (246 points)
4 Ohio State (244 points)
5 Minnesota (221 points)
6 Penn State (209 points)
7 Nebraska (198 points)
8 California (172 points)
9 Air Force (163 points)
10 Iowa (162 points)
11 Michigan (147 points)
12 Navy (123 points)
13 Army (110 points)
14 Arizona State (100 points)
15 William & Mary (87 points)
16 Springfield College (70 points)
17 UIC (54 points)
18 Temple (39 points)
19 Washington (35 points)
20 SC United (14 points)

Week 5 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 5 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Feb 06, 2017. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (360 points), Stanford (341 points), Illinois (314 points), Ohio State (314 points) and Minnesota (287 points). See the full rankings below.

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (360 points) (18 first place votes)
2 Stanford (341 points)
3(t) Illinois (314 points)
3(t) Ohio State (314 points)
5 Minnesota (287 points)
6 Penn State (268 points)
7 Nebraska (251 points)
8 California (220 points)
9 Air Force (214 points)
10 Iowa (203 points)
11 Michigan (196 points)
12 Navy (158 points)
13 Army (147 points)
14 Arizona State (123 points)
15 William & Mary (112 points)
16 Springfield College (90 points)
17 UIC (67 points)
18 Temple (49 points)
19 Washington (47 points)
20 SC United (19 points)

Week 4 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 4 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Feb 06, 2017. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (360 points), Stanford (341 points), Illinois (321 points), Ohio State (310 points) and Minnesota (281 points). See the full rankings below.

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (360 points) (18 first place votes)
2 Stanford (341 points)
3 Illinois (321 points)
4 Ohio State (310 points)
5 Minnesota (281 points)
6 Penn State (269 points)
7 Nebraska (253 points)
8 California (226 points)
9 Air Force (225 points)
10 Michigan (193 points)
11 Iowa (179 points)
12 Navy (158 points)
13 Army (154 points)
14 Arizona State (126 points)
15 William & Mary (108 points)
16 Springfield College (92 points)
17 UIC (72 points)
18 Temple (50 points)
19 Washington (44 points)
20 SC United (18 points)

Week 3 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 3 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Jan 30, 2017. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (319 points), Stanford (304 points), Illinois (288 points), Ohio State (269 points) and Minnesota (252 points). See the full rankings below.

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (319 points) (15 first place votes)
2 Stanford (304 points) (1 first place votes)
3 Illinois (288 points)
4 Ohio State (269 points)
5 Minnesota (252 points)
6 Penn State (238 points)
7 Nebraska (234 points)
8 California (200 points)
9 Air Force (186 points)
10 Michigan (183 points)
11 Iowa (158 points)
12 Navy (140 points)
13 Army (129 points)
14 Arizona State (115 points)
15 William & Mary (103 points)
16 Springfield College (81 points)
17 UIC (62 points)
18 Temple (42 points)
19 Washington (37 points)
20 SC United (20 points)

Week 2 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 2 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Jan 23, 2017. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (380 points), Stanford (358 points), Illinois (341 points), Ohio State (318) and Minnesota (295 points). See the full rankings below.

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (380 points) (19 first place votes)
2 Stanford (358 points)
3 Illinois (341 points)
4 Ohio State (318 points)
5 Minnesota (295 points)
6 Penn State (290 points)
7 Nebraska (277 points)
8 Michigan (243 points)
9 California (218 points)
10 Air Force (210 points)
11 Iowa (203 points)
12 Army (164 points)
13 Navy (152 points)
14 Arizona State (140 points)
15 William & Mary (109 points)
16 Springfield College (95 points)
17 UIC (74 points)
18 Temple (52 points)
19 Washington (47 points)
20 SC United (24 points)

Week 1 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 1 National Coaches Poll for the 2017 season on Jan 16, 2016. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (320 points), Stanford (304 points), Ohio State (287 points), Minnesota (258 points), and Illinois (257 points). See the full rankings below:

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (300 points) (15 first place votes)
2 Stanford (284 points)
3 Illinois (253 points)
4 Ohio State (250 points)
5(t) Minnesota (232 points)
5(t) Penn State (232 points)
7 Nebraska (202 points)
8 Michigan (188 points)
9 California (187 points)
10 Air Force (168 points)
11 Iowa (166 points)
12 Army (133 points)
13 Navy (125 points)
14 Arizona State (104 points)
15 William & Mary (93 points)
16 Springfield College (82 points)
17 UIC (52 points)
18 Temple (47 points)
19 Washington (31 points)
20 SC United (21 points)

Week 13 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 13 National Coaches Poll for the 2016 season on Apr 4, 2016. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (320 points), Stanford (304 points), Ohio State (287 points), Minnesota (258 points), and Illinois (257 points). See the full rankings below:

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (320 points) (16 first place votes)
2 Stanford (304 points)
3 Ohio State (287 points)
4 Minnesota (258 points)
5 Illinois (257 points)
6 California (248 points)
7 Iowa (220 points)
8 Penn State (205 points)
9 Nebraska (200 points)
10 Air Force (173 points)
11 Michigan (168 points)
12 Army (138 points)
13 Navy (132 points)
14 William & Mary (111 points)
15(t) Arizona State (84 points)
15(t) Springfield College (84 points)
17 Temple (49 points)
18 Washington (45 points)
19 SC United (35 points)
20 UIC (30 points)
Also receiving votes: NY Alliance ( 12 points)

Week 12 National Coaches Poll

Minneapolis, MN – The College Gymnastics Association (CGA) released their official Week 12 National Coaches Poll for the 2016 season on Mar 28, 2016. The poll is the result of a survey of Head Coaches from all NCAA varsity teams as well as college club teams listed with the association.

Topping out the top five were Oklahoma (360 points), Stanford (340 points), Ohio State (325 points), Minnesota (301 points), and Illinois (291 points). See the full rankings below:

Rank Team Name Points
1 Oklahoma (360 points) (18 first place votes)
2 Stanford (340 points)
3 Ohio State (325 points)
4 Minnesota (301 points)
5 Illinois (291 points)
6 Iowa (258 points)
7 California (257 points)
8 Nebraska (234 points)
9 Penn State (211 points)
10 Michigan (205 points)
11 Air Force (181 points)
12 Army (152 points)
13 Navy (149 points)
14 William & Mary (124 points)
15 Arizona State (101 points)
16 Springfield College (88 points)
17 Temple (63 points)
18 Washington (52 points)
19 UIC (44 points)
20 NY Alliance (29 points)
Also receiving votes: SC United ( 15 points)