Rhett Umphress

Central Michigan

National Ranking: 27

Regular Season Conference Finish: 6-0

Highest Score: 195.75

Average Score: 194.56

Best Event: Floor exercise

Gymnast to Watch: Andrea de la Garza, senior

What You Need to Know: Central Michigan has not lost to a conference opponent since Feb. 13, 2010, when the Golden Flashes bested the Chippewas.

Kent State

National Ranking: 23

Regular Season Conference Finish: 5-1

Highest Score: 195.95

Average Score: 195.103

Best Event: Uneven bars

Gymnast to Watch: Christina Lenny, senior

What You Need to Know: Coach Brice Biggin is on the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Committee, which helps select the field and create the bracket for the NCAA regionals and nationals.

Western Michigan

National Ranking: 35

Regular Season Conference Finish: 4-2

Highest Score: 194.975

Average Score: 193.266

Best Event: Floor exercise

Gymnast to Watch: Caitlin Sullivan, sophomore

What You Need to Know: The Broncos are on the verge of qualifying for the NCAA regionals as a team for the first time in school history.

Ball State

National Ranking: 48

Regular Season Conference Finish: 3-3

Highest Score: 194.525

Average Score: 192.084

Best Event: Floor exercise

Gymnast to Watch: Brittney Emmons, junior

What You Need to Know: Emmons will become the first Cardinal to qualify for the NCAA regionals three times.

Eastern Michigan

National Ranking: 55

Regular Season Conference Finish: 2-4

Highest Score: 194.025

Average Score: 190.538

Best Event: Vault

Gymnast to Watch: Nikole Viltz, senior

What You Need to Know: The Eagles have five gymnasts on roster from Canada: Shawna Ciaramella, Brittany Ekstedt, Amanda Fuller, Ashley Quinton and Stacie Wood.

Northern Illinois

National Ranking: 49

Regular Season Conference Finish: 1-5

Highest Score: 194.025

Average Score: 191.075

Best Event: Uneven bars

Gymnast to Watch: Holly Reichard, senior

What You Need to Know: Northern Illinois is the only MAC team competing in a different region. While the other six teams are in the Central regional, the Huskies are in the South Central.

Bowling Green

National Ranking: 62

Regular Season Conference Finish: 0-6

Highest Score: 193.8

Average Score: 189.367

Best Event: Floor exercise

Gymnast to Watch: Dawn Christman, junior

What You Need to Know: The Falcons have not won the MAC championship since 1985.