BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Auburn has rocketed to the nation’s No. 1 spot and each of the Southeastern Conference’s four programs are ranked in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association coaches poll, which was announced on Wednesday.
The Tigers are 10-2 on the season and moved up from the No. 2 spot, following their win against then-No. 1 Georgia this past month. The Bulldogs, who are 7-4 on the year, dropped to No. 2 nationally.
South Carolina, which picked up wins against Texas A&M and Delaware State, remain at No. 4 in the latest poll and is 6-4 on the year. The Aggies (5-5) are No. 6 after earning their first SEC win against Auburn last weekend.
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 20 at Noon ET.
The inaugural SEC equestrian championships are set to take place March 29-30, 2013 at Auburn, Ala.
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Equestrian Coaches Poll (March 6, 2013)
1. Auburn (101)
2. Georgia (93)
3. Oklahoma State (82)
4. South Carolina (75)
5. Baylor (63)
6. Texas A&M (54)
7. Texas Christian (50)
8. Kansas State (38)
9. Fresno State (17)
10. South Dakota State (14)
Also Receiving Votes: Southern Methodist (13), Tennessee-Martin (2), New Mexico State (2), Delaware State (1).