Sept. 19, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the 2012-13 preseason NCEA coaches' poll, the Fresno State equestrian team received 13 points to rank ninth in the nation. The Bulldogs are entering the 2012-13 season under the reigns of new head coach Collins Daye.
Four Southeastern Conference schools claimed the top four spots in the preseason coaches' poll, with Georgia and Texas A&M tied at No. 1. Adding to the drama - the Georgia Bulldogs and Aggies will compete in the first ever SEC meet on Sept. 30.
Auburn will begin the season ranked third, while South Carolina comes off its Southern Equestrian Championship debuting at No. 4.
Defending Big-12 champion Oklahoma State is ranked fifth, as the Cowgirls open their season with back-to-back road meets at Auburn (Sept. 28) and South Carolina (Sept. 29).
Baylor debuts at No. 6, as the Bears look to defend their Hunt Seat championship from a season ago.
Kansas State is ranked seventh and begins its season with back-to-back home meets against SMU and Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 28-29.
TCU moved in to a new facility over the summer, and will open it on Sept. 23 when the eighth-ranked Horned Frogs host New Mexico State. Fresno State is ranked ninth in the preseason poll, and New Mexico State debuts at No. 10.
The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Oct. 3, 2012.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Ballot Results September 19, 2012 Preseason Poll
T-1. Georgia (82)
T-1. Texas A&M (82)
3. Auburn (63)
4. South Carolina (61)
5. Oklahoma State (57)
6. Baylor (40)
7. Kansas State (35)
8. TCU (31)
9. Fresno State (13)
10. New Mexico State (12)
Receiving votes - SMU (8), Delaware State (5), Tennessee-Martin (3), South Dakota State (2), West Texas A&M (1)
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