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Ashley Miles Ranked No. 1 on the Vault, Again



The two-time NCAA vault champion has held down the nation’s top spot all but one week of the season. She is also ranked third on the floor exercise. Freshmen Brittany Magee and Melanie Banville are also ranked in the top-25 on the floor exercise, coming in at No. 16 and 23 respectively. Magee is ranked eighth on the vault and 23rd on the balance beam. Sophomore Terin Humphrey is 10th on the uneven bars where Banville is 23rd.

The rankings are determined by the regional qualifying score, which takes a team’s three highest road scores, its next three highest scores - home or away - drops the high score and averages the remaining five scores. The RQS will determine the teams that qualify to the six NCAA Regional sites.

After staying steady for the last several weeks, the RQS rankings have shuffled the top-5, though Georgia remained at No. 1. Florida, the top ranked team during week one, jumped up from fifth to second this week. Utah dropped from second to third with Alabama coming in at No. 4. Oklahoma climbed one spot to fill out the top 5.

Alabama is ranked second on the vault and the floor exercise while they are sixth on the uneven bars and are 11th on the balance beam.

The Crimson Tide has a rare weekend off from competition before returning to action March 3 at LSU. It will mark the Tide’s second visit to Baton Rouge after opening the season there with a win at the Super 6 Challenge.