BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Each of the four equestrian programs of the Southeastern Conference are ranked among the nation’s top 10, including three in the top four, according to the latest coaches poll of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, which was announced Wednesday.
Georgia has reclaimed the top spot nationally following a win against then-No. 1 South Carolina last weekend. Auburn, which posted wins against Fresno State and Kansas State to open the spring slate, remains steady at No. 2. The Gamecocks, who are coming off three consecutive defeats, are ranked No. 4 in the latest poll. Texas A&M, which fell at Oklahoma State last weekend, is tied for sixth.
The collegiate coaches competing under the NCEA umbrella initiated the national poll. The next coaches poll is scheduled to be released on February 20 at 12 p.m. ET.
SEC equestrian squads are off from team competition this week with select athletes participating in the Collegiate Equitation Challenge as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival this Friday in Wellington, Fla.
The inaugural SEC equestrian championships are set to take place March 29-30, 2013 at Auburn, Ala.
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Equestrian Coaches Poll (Feb. 6, 2013)
1. Georgia (89)
2. Auburn (85)
3. Oklahoma State (83)
4. South Carolina (77)
5. Kansas State (52)
T6. Baylor (48)
T6. Texas A&M (48)
8. Texas Christian (33)
9. South Dakota State (12)
10. Southern Methodist (9)
Also Receiving Votes: New Mexico State (6), Fresno State (4), Tennessee-Martin (4).