"We knew we were going into a situation where we had to be our best on every routine and every event to expect to win and we made some mistakes," Marsden said. "It probably should have been closer, but we were not the best team on that night."
Rather than worrying about the loss or what the implication might be for the regional and national championships, Marsden said her team would keep its focus on the Pac-12 Championships.
The Utes won the title in 2014 and 2015 and finished second to UCLA last year.
Utah beat the Bruins 197.875-197.5 three weeks ago, but the Bruins have since been on a tear and have climbed to the No. 3 ranking with a 197.5 regional qualifying score.
The Utes remain in fifth with a 197.355 average.
"The girls have been pointing toward this post-season all year long and they know they have to be at their best again on Saturday," Marsden said. "We'll talk a bit about what happened at Georgia, but we want them to move forward quickly and address what we can in training to improve ourselves."
The Utes will start Saturday's competition on the uneven bars since UCLA, the top seed, selected to start its competition on the vault.
In the past the rotations were decided randomly, but the coaches voted to change the system so the teams pick their rotations with the top seed getting first selection after the Utes were dealt the task of starting on balance beam last year as the top seed.
"We decided it was best to let the teams decide," Marsden said.
The Utes will go with the bars because it is the rotation they use for road meets.
"We've done it quite a bit so we thought it was the best order for us," Marsden said.
In the rankings
The Utes remained in fifth place with a 197.355 average while Oklahoma remained No. 1 with a 198.00, followed by LSU (197.785), UCLA (197.5) and Florida (197.495).
Other Pac-12 teams in the rankings are Oregon State at No. 10 (196.875), No. 15 Washington (196.48) and No. 16 Cal (196.4).
MyKayla Skinner is second in the all-around (39.65), eighth in the vault (9.915) and third in the floor (9.95). Baely Rowe is ninth in the all-around (39.485).