Dec. 1, 2010
Big Ten women's gymnastics is well-represented in the 2011 GymInfo Preseason Coaches Poll, as all seven teams have earned recognition. Four teams have cracked the top 25 in the first poll of the season, while three others are receiving votes. Reigning Big Ten Champion Michigan leads the way among conference teams, checking in at No. 9 to open the 2011 campaign.
Penn State makes its 2011 debut in the poll at No. 14, followed by Illinois at No. 17. Minnesota rounds out the contingent of ranked Big Ten teams at No. 23. Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa are all receiving votes in the first poll of the season.
The 2011 Big Ten women's gymnastics season begins on Jan. 7, with all seven teams competing in their first meets of the season over the course of opening weekend.