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OU Women's Gymnastics Back To No. 1
March 13, 2013
Wendell Barnhouse is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 Final Fours and more than three dozen bowl games and has written about the Big 12 and its schools since the conference's beginning. Barnhouse will be updating the Big 12 Insider on happenings and behind-the-scenes information about the conference.

The University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team is continuing its magical season. The Sooners are back to No. 1 in the country after scoring victories in two separate meets. OU was ranked No. 1 two weeks ago and has now reclaimed the top ranking.

This week marks the fourth week in program history the squad has been ranked No. 1 after also doing so two different weeks during the 2010 season. 

The only undefeated team and the team with the most wins in the country at 19-0 this year, OU has scored above a 197 in nine-straight meets dating back to Jan. 18. The Sooners' nine meets over 197 is tied for the most in a regular season in NCAA history with Friday's contest at No. 4 Alabama left with a chance to break the record. 

OU also jumped higher in each of the team event standings, including a No. 1 national ranking on bars to go with the teams' eight-week streak ranked as the top beam team in the country. The Sooners currently have a 49.465 ranking on bars, just ahead of Florida's 49.450, and a 49.395 beam score, with Alabama second at 49.260.

The Sooners' meet at Alabama ends their regular season. They'll compete in the Big 12 Championships on March 23 in Ames, Iowa. The NCAA Regional will be in Norman on April 6 with the NCAA Championship in Los Angeles on April 19.

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