Unlike football, the gymnastics rankings are compiled strictly on team scores posted this season. Last season doesn’t count and neither does the potential for the future.
Florida is first, followed by Oklahoma at No. 2, Michigan at No. 3 and UCLA at No. 4. The Crimson Tide is third on the uneven bars, sixth on the vault, eighth on the balance beam and ninth on the floor exercise. The Crimson Tide will take on the Gators, Sooners and Bruins in the coming weeks.
Alabama’s next opponent is No. 8 Georgia at Athens, Ga., in the Tide’s only Saturday meet of the regular season.
Junior Kim Jacob is ranked 14th in the all-around, fifth on the floor exercise and 23rd on the balance beam. Junior Diandra Milliner is seventh on the vault. Senior Ashley Priess is seventh on the uneven bars, while junior Sarah DeMeo and senior Ashley Sledge are tied for 13th.
Video of Milliner performing the vault against Kentucky: