CONTRIBUTED BY AU ATHLETICS
The Auburn gymnastics team is picking up where it left off last season, setting another program best as the Tigers were picked No. 5 in the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association’s Preseason Poll. The ranking is the highest preseason ranking in program history.
The team’s previous preseason ranking record was No. 8 heading into the 2017 season.
“This is an exciting time for Auburn gymnastics,” said head coach Jeff Graba. “I’m very happy that our peers see us as being talented enough for this ranking and we’re looking forward to what 2023 will bring.”
Five Southeastern Conference teams are ranked in the top 10, while all eight league schools rank in the top 20.
Oklahoma is ranked No. 1 with Florida (2), Utah (3), Michigan (4) and Auburn rounding out the top five. LSU and Alabama are ranked Nos. 6 and 7, while Missouri came in at ninth. Kentucky (11), Arkansas (15) and Georgia (20) rounded out the rest of the SEC.
The Tigers host their annual Preview Meet on Dec. 16, starting at 7 p.m. CT. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT and admission to the meet will be free. All seats are general admission with an exception to sections A-C.