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NCAA Power Ranking – 2024 Preseason

Welcome to our very first College Power Ranking! If you’re new to our power ranking procedure, this is not a rank of all-around scores or a ranking on apparatus. The way we think about it is similar to how you picked teams in elementary school. Get your classmates to line up and then start selecting athletes that give you the best chance to win. Sometimes that means you’re an all-around assassin or a floor exercise artist. For example, once you take the reigning all-around champion Maile O’Keefe off the board, who do you put on your team next? Do you take Sierra Brooks who finished in the top 20 on all apparatus last season or do you take Luisa Blanco who just qualified for the Paris Olympics? Or maybe Raena Worley who hasn’t fallen in any competition since the beginning of 2020! We look at our power rankings as a conversation starter and love hearing your thoughts. Throughout the season we’ll continue to update our NCAA Power Ranking as we receive news and competition results. Enjoy!

LSU
Rank
1
Haleigh Bryant
Haleigh Bryant

Previous Ranking: N/A

In short, Haleigh Bryant is the top all-around gymnast returning to competition this year. Haleigh AVERAGED a 9.95 last season on vault, which was the highest in the country. Last March, she also recorded a memorable three-10.0 performance and had the collective gymternet on 40-watch all season long. We’re excited to see what 2024 has in store.

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Oklahoma
Rank
2
Jordan Bowers
Jordan Bowers

Previous Ranking: N/A

Jordan didn’t rank lower than 11th on any apparatus last season and finished just behind Haleigh in the all-around at season’s end. She has all the execution tools necessary for a deduction-free AA. She’ll reap the benefit of Oklahoma-level scores leading up to her routine on every event.

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Florida
Rank
3
Leanne Wong
Leanne Wong

Previous Ranking: N/A

Leanne Wong’s lowest ranking last year was on vault. In October she competed in the vault finals at the World Championships. So yeah, she’s pretty good even on her “weakest” event. She should be in our top 5 just for her gorgeous Dos Santos on floor. With the graduation of Trinity Thomas the title of Florida’s best gymnast on every single event falls to Wong, who should be set up for so many 10s. The question is how much will she compete in NCAA this year as she pursues a trip to Paris?

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Oregon State
Rank
4
Jade Carey
Jade Carey

Previous Ranking: N/A

Under normal circumstances, Jade would probably rank #1. Incredibly, she ranked in the top 4 on all four events last season. The only reason she’s ranked a few positions down is because she’s already indicated that she’s going to pace herself for Paris. In an interview with the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Jade shared a scaled back NCAA plan for 2023 with competition emphasis on uneven bars and balance beam.

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Utah
Rank
5
Maile O'Keefe
Maile O’Keefe

Previous Ranking: N/A

We all agree that balance beam is the best/most important event, right? Well… Maile is the best at it. Racking up six perfect 10s and leading the nation. Oh she’s pretty good at the other things too. She’s the defending national all-around champion and now the active leader in career 10s with eleven. Utah may not need her on vault this year, but she’ll be critical on the rest.

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Michigan
Rank
6
Sierra Brooks
Sierra Brooks

Previous Ranking: N/A

Sierra is a spectacular competitor. On a fairly small Michigan roster, Sierra’s superiority across four events becomes even more valuable since the team really will need her everywhere, every week. The good news is she finished last season in the top 20 in the country on all four apparatus.

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UCLA
Rank
7
Selena Harris
Selena Harris

Previous Ranking: N/A

A scoring leader for the Bruins with terrific performance quality from her very first meet as a freshman, Selena should find herself in the top 10 on at least three events when looking at last season’s performance and who’s returning to competition. With Jordan Chiles pursuing another Olympic appearance, Selena will be relied upon even more heavily, which should be fun to watch.

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Alabama
Rank
8
Luisa Blanco
Luisa Blanco

Previous Ranking: N/A

Luisa recently punched her ticket to the Paris Olympics and we’ll have the pleasure of watching her compete this NCAA season. If there was a best-execution award at any meet, Luisa would win. In short, she freakin’ hits!

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LSU
Rank
9
Aleah Finnegan
Aleah Finnegan

Previous Ranking: N/A

Aleah has that Paris swagger too, becoming the first active LSU gymnast to make it to the Olympics and is set to become the first female gymnast from the Philippines since 1964. Aleah recorded 10s on three apparatuses last year and if the bars consistency is there in 2024, she could be national all-around champion.

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UCLA
Rank
10
Chae Campbell
Chae Campbell

Previous Ranking: N/A

There are a lot of great performers in the NCAA, but Chae is the best performer on floor with the best choreography (we’re so excited to watch her Black Panther-inspired routine each week). She also adds the best Yurchenko full in NCAA to her stat line. It’s going to be a heck of a senior season.

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Oklahoma
Rank
11
Ragan Smith
Ragan Smith

Previous Ranking: N/A

Ragan is always a 10.0 threat on beam, snatching three of them last season. She’s nearly as likely to regularly go 9.9+ on floor and bars too—grabbing high scores of a 9.975 on floor and a 9.95 on bars. We’re excited to see if she can crack the vault lineup in 2024 with an upgraded Yurchenko 1.5.

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Kentucky
Rank
12
Raena Worley
Raena Worley

Previous Ranking: N/A

Wanna hear an incredible stat? Raena is currently on a streak of 164 routines without a fall dating back to February 2020. You won’t find a more consistent all-arounder in the NCAA and we expect to see her near the top of the AA leaderboard all season long.

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Utah
Rank
13
Grace McCallum
Grace McCallum

Previous Ranking: N/A

Speaking of dependable… the 2020 Olympian is coming back from an injury that saw her miss most of her sophomore season; and that stability will be appreciated in a program that experienced a lot of turmoil in the offseason. Grace will be counted on for 9.950+ on most events and she has the ability to consistently deliver those scores—as witnessed by her 6th place AA finish in her only full NCAA season.

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Missouri
Rank
14
Jocelyn Moore
Jocelyn Moore

Previous Ranking: N/A

Jocelyn has pizzaz and is a top 5 vaulter in the nation. But she’s not a specialist. Jocelyn emerged as a multi-event star for Missouri in 2023 competing on vault, floor and bars. In addition to recording a 10 on vault with one of the highest Yurchenko 1.5s in NCAA, she also scored a near-perfect 9.975 on floor.

Oklahoma
Rank
15
Audrey Davis
Audrey Davis

Previous Ranking: N/A

Audrey is the best bars worker in the NCAA—her form might be the best in the world. Will this be the year she gets her freakin’ 10? Let’s hope.

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Cal
Rank
16
Mya Lauzon
Mya Lauzon

Previous Ranking: N/A

Mya is one of only six gymnasts to rank in the top 10 on multiple apparatuses last season. Poised to join the bars lineup this season to become one of the top AAers in the country we expect to see her ranking even higher in her top events with a few competitors from last season either graduated, pacing for Paris or retired.

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Cal
Rank
17
eMjae Frazier
eMjae Frazier

Previous Ranking: N/A

Fellow Cal teammate eMjae Frazier started to peak at the end of her first season, recording Cal’s first-ever floor 10 in March and setting the Cal program AA record in the regional final. Like many teams this season, Cal will have a terrific one-two punch in their lineups.

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Michigan
Rank
18
Gabby Wilson
Gabby Wilson

Previous Ranking: N/A

Gabby is a example of a power ranking athlete. She’s a weekly 10 threat of both vault and floor and went as high as 39.800 in the all-around last year.

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Illinois
Rank
19
Mia Takekawa
Mia Takekawa

Previous Ranking: N/A

If there is justice in the world, Mia, the Illini graduate student competing in her 5th season should have a statue on the balance beam at the FIG headquarters. The top 10 beam worker scored nearly as perfect on bars last year with a season high of 9.95 while also doing some respectable work on floor.

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Oklahoma
Rank
20
Kat LeVasseur
Kat LeVasseur

Previous Ranking: N/A

Kat is a vault genius. She wracked up three perfect 10s last year with all of them coming in the second half of the season… when it mattered most. She finished vault ranked only behind two Olympians and Haleigh Bryant.

Honorable Mentions: Andi Li, Isabella Magnelli, Madelyn Williams, Skyla Schulte, Chloe Widner, Jessica Hutchinson, Victoria Nguyen

Power Ranking was composed with input from Jessica O’Beirne, Spencer Barnes, and Steve Cooper


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