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Sun Prairie's Paige Millard competes in the floor exercise event during a gymnastics meet at Prairie Phoenix Academy in Sun Prairie, Wis., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. M.P. KING -- State Journal

M.P. KING -- State Journal

Heading into the biggest dual-meet showdown of the Big Eight Conference season, the Middleton gymnastics team stands in sixth place in the Wisconsin High School Gymnastics Association Division 1 state rankings.

Middleton plays host to eighth-ranked Sun Prairie at 6:30 p.m. in a meet that is likely to determine the Big Eight dual-meet champion. Both teams enter the meet unbeaten in Big Eight duals.

Sun Prairie’s best score in the ranking period of Jan. 25-Feb. 6 was 138.0 points.

Two other Big Eight teams made the Top 15 of the rankings: Madison Memorial at No. 14 (133.825 points) and Janesville Craig (132.575). Memorial visits Madison West tonight.

The Franklin co-op is ranked first at 147.525 points.

In Division 2, defending state champion Mount Horeb stands third in the rankings with a top score of 136.875 points, one spot ahead of the Southwestern co-op (134.075). Dodgeville/Mineral Point is in ninth place (133.05), the Platteville co-op is 11th (132.0), Jefferson is 14th (123.25) and Monona Grove is 15th (122.075).

WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION

STATE RANKINGS

Third of four rankings

Note: Rankings are compiled using scores reported from Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

DIVISION 1

1, Franklin co-op 147.525 points; 2, Kenosha co-op 142.425; 3, Brookfield East/Central 140.575; 4, Hartland Arrowhead 140.275; 5, Burlington co-op 140.15; 6, Middleton 139.925; 7, Mukwonago co-op 139.875; 8, Sun Prairie 138.00; 9, Manitowoc 137.65; 10, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau co-op 136.025; 11, Glendale Nicolet 135.775; 12, West Bend West 135.15; 13, Waukesha co-op 134.0; 14, Madison Memorial 133.825; 15, Janesville Craig 132.575.

DIVISION 2

1, Whitefish Bay 140.70; 2, River Falls 138.575; 3, Mount Horeb 136.875; 4, Southwestern co-op 134.075; 5, Ashland 134.025; 6, Viroqua co-op 133.25; 7, Waupun 133.15; 8, West Salem co-op 133.10; 9, Dodgeville/Mineral Point 133.05; 10, Antigo 132.20; 11, Platteville co-op 132.0; 12, Onalaska 131.85; 13, Waterford 130.05; 14, Jefferson 123.25; 15, Monona Grove 122.075.

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Assistant Sports Editor / High Schools, Wisconsin State Journal