BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As they have the entire season, the four equestrian programs of the Southeastern Conference hold the nation’s top-four spots in the final equestrian coaches poll of the 2012-13 fall slate, it was announced.
South Carolina remains as the nation’s top-ranked team after concluding the fall slate with a perfect 3-0 record against SEC competition and a 4-2 tally overall. Auburn (3-1, 2-1 SEC) is ranked second in the latest poll. Georgia (3-3, 1-2 SEC) and Texas A&M (4-3, 0-3 SEC), which were the preseason No. 1 teams, are tied for third in the rankings.
The Gamecocks received six first place votes, while the Tigers received four, and Oklahoma State received two.
The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association umbrella initiated the national poll. This is the final coaches poll of the fall semester. NCEA action will start back up in January.
The inaugural SEC equestrian championships are set to take place March 29-30, 2013 at Auburn, Ala.
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Equestrian Coaches Poll (Nov. 28, 2012)
1. South Carolina (103)
2. Auburn (99)
T3. Georgia (68)
T3. Texas A&M (68)
5. Oklahoma State (64)
6. Kansas State (63)
7. Baylor (59)
8. TCU (35)
9. South Dakota State (21)
10. Southern Methodist (17)
Also Receiving Votes: New Mexico State (6), Tennessee-Martin (2).