Feb. 24, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - Coming off a win in the Best of the West Invitational, the Fresno State equestrian team improved one spot in the coaches top 10 poll.
The Bulldogs, who will host the South Carolina on Saturday, received 17 points in this week's poll.
For the second time this month a new team has emerged as the No. 1 ranked team in the latest national coaches poll released today.
The Baylor Bears take over the top spot from defending national champion Georgia, out-distancing the Bulldogs 82 to 74 points. Georgia lost to South Carolina 12-8 in its last meet. Baylor defeated No. 9 Kansas State last weekend to improve to 11-3 on the season. The Bears host No. 4 Auburn March 7.
Baylor was scheduled to come to Fresno this weekend to take on Fresno State and South Carolina, but cancelled its trip.
Texas A&M had 63 points to rise to third in the poll, reaching its highest national ranking.
Auburn, idle last week, slipped to the No. 4 spot with 60 points.
The Gamecocks jumped one spot to fifth after a win over Georgia, while Oklahoma State dropped one spot to No. 6. The Cowgirls had 47 points.
TCU remained in seventh place in the latest poll with 42 points.
Kansas State scored 24 points, followed by the Fresno State Bulldogs, who improved one spot to No. 9 with 17 points. New Mexico State is ranked 10th, one point behind Fresno State.
South Dakota State and Delaware State each received votes.
The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll. The final poll of the season will be released April 21, 2009.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
(Feb. 24, 2009)
Rank Team (Points)
1. Baylor (82)
2. Georgia (74)
3. Texas A&M (63)
4. Auburn (60)
5. South Carolina (57)
6. Oklahoma State (47)
7. TCU (42)
8. Kansas State (24)
9. Fresno State (17)
10. New Mexico State (16)
Also receiving votes: Delaware State (1), South Dakota State (1)
Join the State - Fresno State! The Bulldogs will host their final home meet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. at the Student Horse Center. Admission is free.
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