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LSU gymnastics climbs to No. 5 in latest national rankings

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BATON ROUGE – After posting a 196.875 team score in an upset win against Florida, the LSU gymnastics team climbed three spots to No. 5 in the newest edition of the rankings released by GymInfo on Monday.

The rankings are calculated by team score average, and LSU sits at No. 5 with an average of 196.475 after earning a 196.075 in the opener and the 196.875 against the Gators.

LSU (2-0, 1-0 SEC) has been ranked in the top 25 in 167 consecutive polls and for 619 straight weeks. The last time LSU was not ranked in the top 25 was Feb. 26, 2001.

UCLA is No. 1 with a 196.788 average, followed by Michigan at No. 2 with a 196.738 average and Oklahoma and Florida tied for third at 196.575.

LSU's next opponent, Alabama, is ranked right behind the Tigers at No. 6 with a 196.450 score, and Nebraska (196.300), Georgia (195.813), Arkansas (195.775) and Stanford (195.725) round out the top 10.

In the individual rankings, sophomores Rheagan Courville and Lloimincia Hall are both in the top 10 nationally in the all-around. Courville ranks third with a 39.463 average, and Hall is 10th with a 39.350 average.

Hall and Courville also top the floor standings with Hall ranked No. 2 with a 9.95 average and Courville ranked No. 3 with a 9.938 average. Courville ranks No. 18 nationally on vault with a 9.875 average.

Sarie Morrison ranks eighth in the country on vault with a 9.90 average, and she is tied for 14th on bars with a 9.863 average.

LSU will hit the road for the first time this season when the Tigers compete at Alabama (1-0, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. CT Friday. Live audio will be able free of charge in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live.

2013 GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25

Rank Team Season Average

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UCLA 
Michigan 
Florida
Oklahoma 
LSU
Alabama
Nebraska 
Georgia  
Arkansas  
Stanford 
Denver  
Minnesota 
Arizona 
Kentucky  
Utah  
Central Michigan  
Maryland  
California 
North Carolina State  
Southern Utah  
Ohio State  
West Virginia  
Oregon State 
Auburn 
BYU
196.788
196.738
196.575
196.575
196.475
196.450
196.300
195.813
195.775
195.725
195.650
195.550
195.338
195.325
195.300
195.013
195.000
195.000
194.988
194.875
194.800 
194.675 
194.488 
194.438 
194.275
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