BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With the inaugural Southeastern Conference equestrian championship slated for next week, each of the four programs of the SEC are ranked among the nation’s top-10, according to the latest coaches poll of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, which was released on Wednesday.
Georgia, which is 8-4 overall and defeated Texas A&M in its final competition of the regular season, is the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, while Auburn, which boasts a 10-2 overall record, follows closely behind at No. 2. South Carolina, which is 6-6 overall, is the nation’s No. 6-ranked team and Texas A&M at 5-6 is No. 8.
The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association umbrella initiated the national poll. The final coaches poll of the season will be released on April 3 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 20, 2013)
1. Georgia (98)
2. Auburn (97)
3. Oklahoma State (79)
4. Kansas State (66)
5. Texas Christian (64)
6. South Carolina (61)
7. Baylor (52)
8. Texas A&M (31)
9. South Dakota State (17)
10. Southern Methodist (14)
Also Receiving Votes: Fresno State (13), Tennessee-Martin (9), New Mexico State (4).