Dec. 3, 2013
WACO, Texas – Despite two wins over No. 1-ranked teams, the Auburn equestrian team earned the No. 2 ranking in the final poll of the fall season, as released by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, Monday. Auburn wraps up the first semester with a 6-1 overall record and a 2-1 mark in SEC play.
South Carolina, Auburn's only loss of the season, is the nation’s new No. 1 team, closing its fall slate with a 6-2 overall record and a back-to-back road wins against Auburn and South Dakota State to finish the fall semester.
Baylor falls from the top spot to No. 3 with a 5-2 record after a 10-9 loss to Auburn. New Mexico State, which has not competed since the last rankings announcement, is 7-2 and ranked No. 4. Kansas State, which ended its fall semester with a 6-3 record and a win against Georgia, is No. 5.
Georgia wrapped up its fall campaign with a 4-2 record falling to Kansas State before winning at TCU, and the Bulldogs are No. 6 in the latest rankings. Oklahoma State, which has not competed since the last rankings announcement, is 2-2 on the year and ranked No. 7.
TCU is ranked No. 8 nationally, finishing its fall season with a 4-3 record, falling to Georgia in its final meet of the semester. Texas A&M checks in at No. 9 with a 2-4 overall record, losing to Auburn in a tiebreaker in the team’s last meet of the semester. SMU, which finished the fall semester 3-6, is No. 10.
NCEA rankings will resume again in the spring. The 2014 NCEA Championships take place April 17-19 in Waco, Texas, marking the first year one championship will be contested, rather than separate championships by disciplines.
2013-14 NCEA Rankings (December 2, 2013)
1. South Carolina
4. New Mexico State
5. Kansas State
7. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M