By Elizabeth Grimsley
It’s finally that time of the year! We know where each of the top 36 teams in the country will travel to compete for a chance at advancing to nationals. In the days leading up to the championships, we’ll be previewing and analyzing each of the six regionals, discussing which teams have a chance of moving on and which individual could qualify as well. First up is the Morgantown regional, featuring No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Michigan, No. 18 Southern Utah, No. 20 George Washington, No. 23 West Virginia and No. 31 Kent State.
Don’t forget to enter your postseason predictions in the 2017 NCAA Gym Bracket Challenge! The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Elizabeth Grimsley, Christina Marmet and Caroline Medley
We had another handful of great leotards, including some stunners from unexpected teams the likes of Rutgers, Western Michigan and Maryland. But, as always, there were also some less-than-stellar leos—depending on your tastes. But we’ll let you decide that after reading through the options.
The criteria is the same as last season. But to refresh your memories: up to three points for design; two points for fabric, sparkle, etc.; and two points for school spirit; three points for overall appearance. After assigning points to each category, we’ll tally up the scores and average them with the previous week’s. So by the end of the season, we’ll know for sure which team has the best leotards (according to us) and which teams not so much. We want to know what you thought too (or if we forgot one of your favorites from this weekend)! Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter. And make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the page to make your opinion heard in the fan vote, new this season.
By Elizabeth Grimsley
The three-time defending Big 10 Champion Michigan was seected by league coaches to win the Big 10 Championship title in 2017. The Wolverines, ranked No. 7 in the preseason coaches poll, are followed by Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio Sttae, Michigan State, Maryland and Rutgers.
Days until the 2017 National Championships