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LSU gymnastics team claims No. 1 ranking

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LSU takes over top spot in this week's gymnastics top 25 LSU takes over top spot in this week's gymnastics top 25
Baton Rouge, LA (LSU) -

There is a new No. 1 team in women's collegiate gymnastics, and it is LSU. The Tigers claimed the top spot with a 197.470 regional qualifying score (RQS) in the first edition of the RQS rankings released Monday by GymInfo.

The RQS is ascertained by taking a team's top six scores (three of which must be from road/neutral meets), dropping the high score and averaging the remaining five scores.

In LSU's case, the Tigers' top six scores include a 197.875 at the Metroplex Challenge, 197.650 at Oklahoma, 197.650 versus Alabama, 197.625 at Florida, 197.225 at Arkansas and a 197.200 versus Centenary.

The season-high and school record 197.875 was dropped, and the remaining five scores were averaged to give LSU a 197.470 regional qualifying score.

In the individual rankings, several Tigers sit atop the rankings. Junior Rheagan Courville is the nation's No. 1 all-arounder with a 39.595 RQS, senior Sarie Morrison is No. 1 on bars with a 9.935 RQS and junior Jessie Jordan is No. 1 on beam with a 9.915 RQS.

Junior Lloimincia Hall is No. 2 nationally on floor with a 9.945 RQS, and Courville is right behind Jordan at No. 2 on beam with a 9.90 mark.

A nation-leading four Tigers are ranked in the Top 25 on vault as Courville is fifth at 9.925, Morrison is sixth at 9.920, Jordan is 16th at 9.890 and freshman Ashleigh Gnat is 20th at 9.885.

Courville ranks 10th on bars with a 9.885 RQS, and junior Britney Ranzy is 18th at 9.865.

On floor, Courville is seventh at 9.930, and sophomore Jessica Savona is 14th with a 9.885 RQS.

Jordan is just outside the Top 5 in the all-around at No. 6 with a 39.465 RQS.

After a four-meet road swing No. 1 LSU (7-3, 3-2 SEC) returns to the Maravich Center for the first time in nearly a month when the Tigers take on Missouri at 7 p.m. CT on Friday.

GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25

Rank, Team, Regional Qualifying Score (RQS)

1. LSU 197.470

2. Oklahoma 197.405

3. Florida 197.365

4. Alabama 197.140

5. Utah 197.015

6. Georgia 196.975

7. Nebraska 196.630

8. Michigan 196.595

9. UCLA 196.530

10. Stanford 196.465

11. Auburn 196.335

12. Minnesota 196.155

13. Arkansas 196.130

14. Oregon State 196.075

15. Illinois 196.065

16. Central Michigan 196.030

17. Boise State 195.865

18. Penn State 195.795

19. California 195.650

20. Arizona 195.615

21. Denver 195.465

22. Ohio State 195.355

23. Kent State 195.160

24. Kentucky 195.130

25. Southern Utah 195.105

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