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Gymnasts Picked Second in Preseason Pac-12 Poll

Utah junior Corrie Lothrop is the defending Pac-12 all-around champion.

Utah junior Corrie Lothrop is the defending Pac-12 all-around champion.

Dec. 19, 2012

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -


The Utah gymnastics team was picked to place second in the 2013 Pac-12 regular season race in a polling of the league's eight gymnastics coaches, the conference office announced today. The Utes, the nation's preseason No. 5-ranked team, were edged by two points in the Pac-12 poll, 46-44, to defending conference champion and preseason No. 2-ranked UCLA. Both teams received four first-place votes.

The preseason voting reflected how the two national powers fared at last year's Pac-12 Championships when UCLA edged Utah by five-hundredths of a point to claim the title.

Rounding out the top four in the preseason poll were No. 6 Stanford (38 points) and No. 9 Oregon State (31 points).

Utah and UCLA will square off on January 12 (Utah's season opener) in Los Angeles in a nationally televised meet on the Pac-12 Networks--the first gymnastics meet for the network.

2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Poll

1. UCLA (4)       46
2. Utah (4)       44
3. Stanford       38
4. Oregon State   31
5. Washington     23
6. Arizona        21
7. Arizona State  11
8. California     10

 

 

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