Scoring was inconsistent, and too high for certain teams. I don't make the argument that Utah got screwed out of a higher placing (I think all 6 teams finished in the right order) but overall the scoring was too high. In one nationals there's a new record for most 10s in Super Six, a new all-time team high, a new AA high, 6 scores of 49.5+ in Super Six, and 7 scores of 49.5+ in Semifinals. Additionally, scoring didn't remain consistent. Earlier in the meet and in semifinals, even a stuck vault with a slight bend at the hips lost .1-.15. Toward the middle and end of Super Six it was only losing .75-.1. Big steps on tumbling passes weren't deducted at all for certain teams, and one OU gymnast clearly stepped over the line and wasn't penalized for it. Short handstands on bars and steps on beam dismounts were given a wide range of deductions, depending on which team was competing. Again, the order of how teams finished 1-6 is correct in my opinion, but the scoring was inconsistent and not evenly applied to all teams.
The quality of gymnastics, the fans (looking at you, LSU), and the sportsmanship. OU has been the best team all season and they absolutely dominated the competition. Even though OU isn't my team, it's nice to see the best team get rewarded. I loved at the end during the team presentation how the entire arena gave a standing ovation to OU. I think all the fans realize the excellence they saw, and there can't be any sour grapes, because nobody was wronged out of 1st place. I also loved seeing gymnasts from opposing teams hugging each other, even from rival teams like Utah/UCLA, Florida/Bama, etc. I hope we can all remember why we follow gymnastics: We love the sport, we love our gymnasts, and we love seeing the sport grow. Let's all continue to be rabid for our teams, but remember good sportsmanship like we saw at the end of 2017 Nationals.
I hope everyone enjoyed this year as much as I did. It'll be a LONG 7 months off, but 2018 will be here before we know it. Enjoy the offseason!