2022 NCAA Gymnastics Championships: Live coverage, scores
The NCAA gymnastics semifinals are tomorrow. Semi-final I will be at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 14 on ESPN2 and Semi-Final II is at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Semifinal: No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Utah, No. 5 Alabama, No. 7 Minnesota
After earning the highest regular season NQS ever, the Sooners enter the Nationals on a hot streak after also posting a repeat 198 to win their home region, secure their berth and retain their status as title favorite. Oklahoma edged Minnesota in that area, but the Gophers also posted two competitive scores to qualify relatively easily. Utah, one of the most decorated programs in sports history, is coming off a straight 10 on beam that sealed Seattle’s regional title and barely edged out the Crimson Tide, who did the best total Utes in the previous round of the regional.
Semifinal 2: Florida No. 2, Michigan No. 3, Auburn No. 6, Missouri No. 8
Despite the No. 2 ranking, Florida enters as clear favorites, having posted the third-highest score in NCAA history to win the regional title from Auburn, which was also the highest total in all programs this season. Michigan, which has been ranked first for most of the season, also imagines itself in the conversation of title favorites after winning the regional crown from Raleigh and already beating top challenger Auburn in 2022. Both teams from Tigers end up as underdogs, but Auburn tied Florida and Utah post the best regular-season team total, and Missouri continues their momentum after upsetting LSU and edging UCLA by the smallest possible margin to win his place in this semi-final.
College Gym News dives deep into both semifinals to break down the following:
- Who has a chance to compete with the top contenders?
- Essential routines to watch
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