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Utah gymnastics: Utes fifth in preseason poll

Published December 3, 2012 4:00 pm

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Utah's gymnastics team, which finished fifth in 2012, was picked to finish fifth again in 2013 in the coaches' preseason poll.

The Utes received one first-place vote and a total of 568 points.

Defending champion Alabama was picked first with 689 points followed by UCLA (645), Florida (644) and Oklahoma (622).

Stanford, Nebraska, LSU, Oregon State and Michigan round out the Top 10.

Utah opens its season at UCLA on Jan. 12.

The home opener is Jan. 12 against No. 9 Oregon State, West Virginia and SUU.

Other Pac-12 teams joining Utah, Oregon State, UCLA and Stanford in the rankings were No. 17 Washington and No. 19 Denver.

Utah will host a sneak preview for fans Friday in the Huntsman Center at 7 p.m. —

2013 preseason gymnastics poll

Rank Team Points

No.1 Alabama 689

No. 2 UCLA 645

No. 3 Florida 644

No. 4 Oklahoma 622

No. 5 Utah 568

No. 6 Stanford 542

No. 7 Nebraska 495

No. 8 LSU 481

No. 9 Oregon State 442

No. 10 Michigan 438

No. 11 Georgia 435

No. 12 Arkansas 421

No. 13 Auburn 302

No. 14 Ohio State 279

No. 15 Boise State 258

No. 16 Penn State 242

No. 17 Washington 212

No. 18 Illinois 192

No. 19 Arizona 183

No. 20 Denver 140

No. 21 Missouri 139

No. 22 North Carolina St. 129

No. 23 Minnesota 123

No. 24 West Virginia 115

No. 25 Kentucky 101