BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The four equestrian programs of the Southeastern Conference all are ranked among the nation’s top-10, including three in the top five, according to the latest coaches poll of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, which was announced Wednesday.
Georgia maintained its No. 1 ranking in the latest NCEA coaches poll, while Auburn is just one point behind at No. 2. The Tigers are now 6-1 overall on the season following a win against South Carolina last week, while the Bulldogs are 5-3 overall and were idle last week.
South Carolina, which is 4-4 overall, is down one spot to No. 5 this week following a close loss at Auburn last Thursday. Texas A&M, also 4-4 on the year, remains tied for sixth.
The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association umbrella initiated the national poll. The next coaches poll is scheduled to be released on March 6 at Noon ET.
Each of the SEC’s four equestrian programs are back in action this weekend.
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. 20, 2013)
1. Georgia (79)
2. Auburn (78)
3. Oklahoma State (77)
4. Kansas State (54)
5. South Carolina (51)
T6. Baylor (39)
T6. Texas A&M (39)
8. TCU (34)
9. SMU (19)
T10. New Mexico State (9)
T10. South Dakota State (9)
Also Receiving Votes: Tennessee-Martin (5), Fresno State (1).