The University of Georgia gymnastics team is ranked eighth in the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association’s preseason poll.
The GymDogs finished the season in the same spot after advancing to the NCAA National Championships with a decade-best score of 198.050 in the Athens Regional.
All eight teams in the Southeastern Conference were ranked in the top 20. Reigning SEC Champion LSU leads the way at No. 2, followed by Florida at No. 3. After the No. 8 GymDogs, Alabama checks in at No. 10 with Kentucky (No. 12), Auburn (No. 13), and Missouri (No. 16) following. Arkansas rounds out the conference’s presence in the poll at No. 20.
During the regular season Georgia will face five additional teams currently ranked in the Top 36, including reigning national championship and top ranked Oklahoma, Denver (No. 6), Oregon State (No. 11), Iowa State (No. 20), and Iowa (No. 29).
GymDogs fans have the opportunity to see the team before the official start to the season in the annual "First Look", which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 in Stegeman Coliseum.
Georgia opens the season on January 3 at The Critique Classic Invitational in Kissimmee, Florida, against Bridgeport, Iowa, and Oregon State, before welcoming the LSU Tigers to Athens on January 10.