Auburn Holds Steady at No. 1 in Latest Equestrian Poll


Feb. 15, 2012

Columbia, S.C. -

Auburn still finds itself the No. 1 in the country, but there is a new No. 2 in the country, as there was a major shakeup in the latest Women’s Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll.

Texas A&M, which went 1-1 since the last poll, jumped Georgia to reclaim the No. 2 spot, despite the Bulldogs going 1-0 with a win against South Carolina since the Feb. 1 poll was released. The Bulldogs dropped to third.

The Baylor Bears maintain their fourth spot in the poll. South Carolina jumps two spots up to No. 5 as the Gamecocks are coming off a 16-3 win at UT-Martin on Saturday. The Gamecocks will host No. 1 Auburn and No. 4 Baylor next week as they close out their home schedule.

Oklahoma State falls from fifth to sixth, while Kansas State falls from sixth to seventh.

Like South Carolina, SMU jumped two spots this week up to No. 8, as the Mustangs are coming off a 6-4 Hunt Seat win against Texas A&M.

New Mexico State holds steady at No. 9, but TCU falls from eighth to join the Aggies in a tie for ninth spot. Tennessee-Martin maintains its spot at No. 10.

The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s umbrella initiated the national poll.

The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Feb. 29, 2012.