Every week we release a "Power Rankings" which aim to provide a fluid picture of how each team across the NCAA is doing at the moment. The idea is to try not to focus too much on scores and more on the current state of the team. The + or - next to a team's name represents how much they moved up (+) or down (-) since the previous week's PR.
1. Oklahoma Sooners (-)
Not much of an explanation needed here. A near-430 speaks for itself. The Sooners have seemingly moved forward following the Matt Wenske injury without a hitch.
Next Meet: Home vs. California on March 10th
2. Stanford Cardinal (-)
Stanford did not compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: Home vs. Illinois, Michigan & California on March 3rd
3. Minnesota Golden Gophers (-)
Winning at Penn State isn't easy, and the Gophers were able to do just that last weekend. Having so many different capable all-arounders has allowed coach Mike Burns to rest certain competitors throughout the last few weeks. This could have the Gophers feeling a little bit more fresh come B1G's and NCAA's.
Next Meet: @UIC on March 4th
4. Ohio State Buckeyes (-)
Ohio State didn't compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: Home vs. Nebraska and Air Force on March 3rd
5. Illinois Fighting Illini (+2)
The Illini took care of business last weekend against Michigan, but there were more positives than just the win. Bobby Baker had his best day of the year and Chandler Eggleston made his 2018 debut. Things are looking up for Illinois.
Next Meet: @Stanford vs. Stanford, Michigan and California on March 3rd
6. Penn State Nittany Lions (-1)
There are legitimate arguments for both Penn State and Nebraska (coming up next) being higher on this list. This middle part of the field is more tightly packed than we've seen in recent memory. The Nittany Lions held their own against a good Minnesota team, even leading going into the final rotation. Reinforcements are coming: Favian Valdez could be back for the postseason.
Next Meet: @Iowa vs. Iowa and Arizona State on March 3rd
7. Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)
The Huskers are still producing, but it hasn't been at the same clip as at the beginning of the year. Regardless, a win at Iowa for the first time since 2005 is something to celebrate. The thing this team is sorely missing is one all-arounder that can be counted on from week to week. Can they complete the sweep of Ohio State this weekend?
Next Meet: @Ohio State vs. Ohio State and Air Force on March 3rd
8. Navy Midshipmen (+1)
A third-straight meet of 400+ is enough to get Navy into the top-eight for the time being. They did some good things in a tough environment (Oklahoma), including a season-best high bar score of 68.25. They continue looking like the ECAC favorites.
Next Meet: @William & Mary on March 2nd
9. Michigan Wolverines (-1)
Michigan is feeling the loss of Anthony McCallum (high ankle sprain), but is still a better team than their score reflected in week seven. Good news is their freshmen are showing why they were ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country.
Next Meet: @Stanford vs. Stanford, Illinois and California on March 3rd
10. Iowa Hawkeyes (-)
Despite their first sub-400 meet since January, Iowa is still within striking distance of Michigan & Navy. Dylan Ellsworth has been great for the Hawkeyes, ranking inside the top-30 on both PB & VT (he is No. 7 on the latter).
Next Meet: Home vs. Penn State & Arizona State on March 3rd
11. Air Force Falcons (-)
Air Force didn't compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: @Ohio State vs. Ohio State and Nebraska on March 3rd
12. California Golden Bears (-)
Cal didn't compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: @Stanford vs. Stanford, Illinois and Michigan on March 3rd
13. Arizona State Sun Devils (+1)
Arizona State had no trouble winning last weekend at the Sun Devil classic, putting up a season-high 394.9. Especially impressive -- that was without freshman sensation Kiwan Watts. It's easy to see how this team could have a 400 in them at some point in the near future.
Next Meet: @Iowa vs. Iowa & Penn State on March 3rd
14. Army Black Knights (-1)
The good: Army was victorious over rivals William & Mary and Springfield. The bad: a pair of event scores under 60. Cole Casanova being back in the all-around has helped a lot, but the Black Knights will need to get back to the form that had them scoring in the mid-60's on high bar.
Next Meet: @William & Mary on March 10th
15. William & Mary Tribe (-)
The Tribe suffered a major drop in score (18.4) this week but still were able to take down Springfield. PB (16th - NCAA) has been a problem for W&M this season after losing a couple of key competitors on that event to graduation.
Next Meet: Home vs. Navy on March 2nd
16. Springfield Pride (-)
Following a three-meet string of 387+ scores, the Pride dropped to 373.75 last week. The main problem was PH (55.9) where only one counting score went above a 12. Their all-arounders (Chris Graff, Stephen Lewis & Joshua Dieker) continue to do great work.
Next Meet: Home vs. Navy on March 4th
17. UIC Flames (-)
UIC didn't compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: Home vs. Minnesota on March 4th
18. Washington Huskies (-)
Back in the all-around, Nathan Tsuji helped his team to a score of 372.15. He scored a 13.15+ on all but one event last weekend. The Huskies will now get three weeks off before heading south to face Cal.
Next Meet: @California vs. Cal & Arizona State on March 24th
19. SC United (-)
SC United posted their second-straight 351 this week thanks to a 73.9 all-around score from newcomer Diego Neumaier.
Next Meet: N/A
20. Temple Owls (-)
Temple didn't compete in week seven and did not move in the rankings.
Next Meet: Home on March 3rd