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Crowded at the top: Florida gymnastics shares second straight national championship

The craziest finish in NCAA Super Six history ended with Florida (and Oklahoma) on top.

Erin Long / @ImaPenguinGym

It looked like a Florida runaway early. Then it looked like an Alabama rout. Then LSU made its charge. Then Florida responded. Then Alabama did.

Then, after an epic final rotation at the 2014 Super Six, Florida and Oklahoma were the two teams left standing at the top of the world, becoming the first teams in NCAA gymnastics history to share a national title.

The Gators and Sooners both put up phenomenal 198.175 scores — the highest in Super Six history — to take the top spot. And both teams had to overtake Alabama, which entered the final rotation in first, but stumbled to a fourth-place finish because it counted a fall on balance beam.

The national title is Florida's second consecutive national championship in gymnastics, and the first in Oklahoma's history.

We will have much, much more on the events of the evening in Birmingham on Sunday morning. For now, though, it's just great to be a Florida Gator.