Dec. 1, 2009
AUBURN - The Auburn equestrian team (6-2) remained in the top spot in the latest Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll.
"It is fun to head into the break number one, but we also feel a pending weight for the work to come," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "I think the battle for the title may be toughest ever this year."
The Tigers have wins over seventh-ranked Texas Christian, Southern Methodist, Tennessee-Martin, third-ranked Texas A&M, Sacred Heart and Delaware State.
In the latest poll, Auburn and Georgia are tied for first (81), Texas A&M third (77), South Carolina fourth (52), Oklahoma State fifth (48), Kansas State sixth (37), Texas Christian seventh (35), New Mexico State eighth (33), Baylor ninth (27) and Fresno State 10th (9). Also receiving votes was South Dakota State with three and Tennessee-Martin with two.
The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll. The poll is released bi-monthly when the schools are in season with the next announcement scheduled for Feb. 2, 2010, which will be the first poll of the spring semester.
Auburn returns to action in the spring against Oklahoma State Jan. 31 at
1 p.m. CT at the Auburn Equestrian Center.