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Women's Gymnastics Athletic Communications

Preseason Coaches Poll Has Beavers at No. 12

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State gymnastics team is set to enter 2016 ranked No. 12 in the Preseason Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday. The ranking is the same spot the Beavers finished the 2015 season.

Eight out of OSU's 15 opponents on the 2016 schedule are ranked in the preseason Top 36 poll with four others received votes. In addition, all eight of the Pac-12 Conference's gymnastics teams are ranked in the Top 36 including three ranked among the Top 10.

The Beavers' home slate is highlighted by duals against No. 10 Auburn (Jan. 10), No. 14 California (Feb. 20) and No. 8 Stanford (Feb. 29). In addition, Oregon State wraps up the home slate on Senior Night Mar. 4 with Ball State and Seattle Pacific. The 11th annual DAM Cancer meet, Jan. 30, features the Beavers taking on No. 36 Arizona State.

OSU faces a difficult road slate as well with tough meets at No. 4 Utah, No. 6 UCLA, No. 14 California and No. 30 Washington.

The Beavers open the season Sunday, Jan. 10 hosting No. 10 Auburn in a Pac-12-SEC showdown on Pac-12 Networks.

Season and single meet tickets are available at BeaverTickets.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS or in person at the Gill Coliseum Ticket Office.

2016 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Oklahoma – 2266 points (29 first place votes)
2. Florida – 2234 (15)
3. Alabama – 2174 (4)
4. Utah – 2171 (14)
5. LSU – 2119 (3)
6. UCLA – 1922
7. Michigan – 1912
8. Stanford – 1863
9. Georgia – 1839
10. Auburn – 1811
11. Nebraska – 1801
12. OREGON STATE – 1491
13. Arkansas – 1457
14. California – 1411
15. Illinois – 1369
16. Denver – 1368
17. Penn State – 1246
18. Arizona – 1178
19. Boise State (1) – 1154
20. Minnesota – 1024
21. Kentucky – 876
22. Ohio State – 869
23. Missouri – 852
24. Southern Utah – 829
25. Central Michigan – 821
26. Michigan State – 669
27. North Carolona State – 616
28. Iowa State – 600
29. Iowa – 574
30. Washington – 510
31. West Virginia – 459
32. Maryland – 404
33. New Hampshire – 375
34. Utah State – 333
35. George Washington – 322
36. Arizona State – 206
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