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).