As fun as upsetting top-ranked UCLA was for Utah's gymnastics team on Friday, coach Greg Marsden is preaching to his team to forget about that meet.
With the schedule that faces them, the Utes have no time to gloat.
On Saturday, Utah will visit Georgia, where it hasn't won a regular-season meet since 1991.
After that meet, the Utes have a trip to Nebraska, then a home meet against Stanford, which beat UCLA on Sunday.
So as nice as Friday was, the Utes have too much in their future to think about the past.
"It was good for us mainly because we went in and had a good meet," Marsden said. "We certainly have a lot to improve on but no major mistakes. But we have to keep things in perspective that it was both of our first major meets and things will change a lot in the course of a pretty long season. It doesn't get any easier for us. Maybe it's tougher, because we have to go on the road next."
In reviewing Friday's win, Marsden said he was pleased the most with the way the freshmen handled the pressure.
"It was pretty much what we expected from the returning people," he said. "I knew what the freshmen were capable of doing in practice, but we couldn't have expected anything more out of a group of freshmen against that team in that environment."
In the rankings
The Utes moved up two notches to No. 3 in the national rankings, which are based on score averages for the first half of the season. UCLA dropped to No. 5 from No. 1.
Florida (196.925) took over the top spot, followed by Stanford (196.625), which won the Pac-10 showcase Sunday.
Georgia, Utah's opponent Saturday in Athens, is ranked No. 6 after scoring a 195.575 in its opener at Denver.
Utah is ranked No. 1 on the vault (49.275), No. 16 on uneven bars (48.725), fifth on balance beam (48.875) and No. 15 on the floor (48.825).
Individually, Utah's Stephanie McAllister is No. 10 in the all-around (39.175), and Kyndal Robarts is tied for first on the vault (9.925).
On the fence
Freshman Victoria Shanley, who missed about three weeks of training after she was diagnosed with mononucleosis in December, might compete against Georgia. Shanley vaulted in exhibition against UCLA. Getting her conditioning back to competition level is the first concern for the Utes, Marsden said.
As good as the Utes looked Friday, Marsden plans to experiment with the lineups and rotation order early in the season.
"We won't make our decision about lineups until we are there," he said. "We want to try some different things and different people and work through some things."
Shanley, of Colorado Springs, Colo., competed in the 2008 and 2009 Junior Olympics and has the potential to earn a spot in the lineup on all four events.
Around the state
BYU, which posted a 193.225 in its opener at Denver, will travel to Utah State on Friday. The Aggies fell to SUU 193.475-192.8. The T-Birds, ranked No. 23, face their biggest home-floor test of the year on Friday when they host UCLA.
1. Florida 196.925
2. Stanford 196.625
3. Utah and Michigan 195.7
5. UCLA 195.613
6. Georgia 195.575
7. Oklahoma 195.475
8. Oregon State 195.388
9. Alabama 195.35
10. Arkansas 195.075
No. 23 SUU 193.475