AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn gymnastics team will enter the 2018 season at No. 14 as the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) released its yearly preseason poll Monday.
“Obviously, we’re more concerned with the final results than the preseason polls,” head coach Jeff Graba said. “But, I’m very happy to see that other coaches around the country think we’ll improve this year. We have a lot of talented young people and I already see us improving on last year’s finish.”
Three Southeastern Conference teams rank in the Top 5, while all eight league schools rank in the Top 20. Defending national champion Oklahoma is No. 1 with Florida (2), LSU (3), Alabama (4), and Utah (5) following. Kentucky comes in at No. 10, while Georgia (16), Missouri (17), and Arkansas (19) close out the other ranked conference teams.
Auburn kicks off the regular season on the road, traveling to No. 31 Arizona State for a quad meet, Jan. 6, in Tempe. No. 20 Iowa and No. 29 Iowa State will join the Tigers and the Sun Devils.
The Tigers have five meets in Auburn Arena this season with four against the SEC. Auburn kicks off its home schedule, Jan. 12, against Missouri and caps the month at home vs. Kentucky (Jan. 26). In addition to its home meet against Rutgers (Feb. 16), the month of February is full of exciting meets that include Florida (Feb. 2) and Alabama (Feb. 23).
Reserved chair back premium seats for the 2018 season are available for $40 in sections 101-105 and 118. General admission seats are available in sections 106-117 for $20. Auburn faculty and staff tickets are $32 and are available in sections 101-105 and 118, while “Family Four Packs” are priced at $120 and are also available in sections 101-105 and 118.
In addition, fans are also able to purchase single meet tickets.
For more information, please contact the Auburn Ticket Office at 855-282-2010 or go online at www.AUBTIX.com.