Teams Qualified to NCAA Championships:

1. UCLA – 197.425
2. Oklahoma – 197.350
3. Alabama – 197.275
4. Michigan – 197.075
5. Oregon State – 197.025
6. Georgia – 196.750
7. Nebraska – 196.550
8. Nebraska – 196.500
8. Utah – 196.475
10. Florida – 196.425
11. Illinois – 195.925
12. Kent State – 195.450

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The surprise here is that Stanford is not on that list.

See that team at #12, Kent State?

Yeah.

The Golden Flashes from Kent, Ohio took advantage of a less-than-stellar meet by Stanford and crept in to take the second place spot at the Ann Arbor Regional behind host University of Michigan. This is the FIRST TIME EVER Kent State has qualified to the NCAA Championships, which they are co-hosting in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Little known fact:

If Boise State University’s final competitor on the Balance Beam had scored 0.025 higher, a 9.850 instead of a 9.825, the Broncos would have tied with the University of Florida.

Tie-breaking procedures stipulate that in the event of a tie, all scores would be counted toward the team total.

Here’s the breakdown.

Vault –
Florida – 49.300 + 9.700 (lowest score) = 59.075
Boise State – 49.075 + 9.750 (lowest score) = 58.825

Uneven Bars-
Florida – 49.475 + 9.475 (lowest score) = 58.950
Boise State – 49.125 + 9.750 (lowest score) = 58.875

Balance Beam-
Florida – 48.425 + 8.475 (lowest score) = 56.900
Boise State – 49.025 + 9.000 (lowest score) = 58.025

Floor Exercise-
Florida – 49.225 + 9.725 (lowest score) = 58.950
Boise State – 49.175 + 9.775 (lowest score) = 58.950

All-Around-
Florida – 59.075 + 58.950 + 56.900 + 58.950 = 233.875
Boise State – 58.825 + 58.875 + 58.025 + 58.950 = 234.675

In the event that Boise State and Florida tied, Florida would NOT be going to the NCAA Championships, but Boise State would be.

It was incredibly close. What an upset that would have been!

 

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