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    SEC Maintains Top Four Spots In Equestrian Poll

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The four equestrian programs of the Southeastern Conference continue to maintain the top-four spots in the latest equestrian coaches poll, it was announced Wednesday.

    Georgia holds the nation’s top-ranked spot for the third consecutive poll, boasting a 2-0 record and coming off a 14-10 win at Baylor last week. South Carolina again checks in at No. 2 this week. The Gamecocks, who did not compete last week, are 2-0 on the season and defeated Auburn at home on Oct. 4.

    Auburn improved to 2-1 last week with an 11-9 conference win against Texas A&M last Saturday. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 in this week’s poll, while the Aggies are tied with Oklahoma State for the No. 4 spot in the latest poll.  

    The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s umbrella initiated the national poll. The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Oct.31.

    The inaugural SEC equestrian championships are set to take place March 29-30, 2013 at Auburn, Ala.

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    Equestrian Coaches Poll (Oct. 17, 2012)
    1. Georgia (95)
    2. South Carolina (85)
    3. Auburn (81)
    T4. Texas A&M (60)

    T4. Oklahoma State (60)
    6. Kansas State (48)
    7. Baylor (44)
    8. TCU (41)
    9. New Mexico State (17)
    10. SMU (8)

    Also Receiving Votes: Fresno State (5), UT-Martin (5), Delaware State (1).