Arizona (5-16) will square off against fifth-ranked Nebraska (25-5), eighth-ranked Louisiana State (15-4-1), No. 16 Arizona State (16-7), Missouri (8-13) and Illinois-Chicago (12-10). The top-two teams in each of the six regional meets will earn a berth to the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho on April 13-15. The all-around and individual event winners will also advance to the championships if they are not members of one of the two qualifying teams in each region.
The UA has competed against Pac-10 rival Arizona State this year, with the Sun Devils topping the Wildcats, 195.800-195.200, on March 10 in the final meet of the regular season. Arizona State finished fourth (195.875) at the Pac-10 Championships last weekend, while Arizona ended the meet in seventh place (192.950).
The Wildcats have qualified for the regional championships every year since 1987, and the UA will look to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in four years. Last year, the Wildcats finished third (193.625) at the regional championships, in Lincoln, Neb., behind Michigan (196.750) and runner-up Nebraska (196.325).
NCAA Region III Championships (listed by seed) Seed Team Regional Qualifying Score 1 Nebraska 196.675 2 Louisiana State 196.390 3 Arizona State 195.280 4 ARIZONA 194.395 5 Missouri 194.185 6 Illinois-Chicago 194.160