'Dogs Eighth In First Coaches Poll
Oct. 13, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State, coming off a dominant home victory over New Mexico State 15-5, debuts in the eighth ranked spot in the nation after the first Coaches Poll of the 2011-12 season.
"It is rewarding to have the talent of our team be recognized by the other coaches," said co-head coach Stephanie Reeves. "Being ranked 8th as we prepare for our Spring competitions is a great motivator."
Fresno State has showed some excellent riding performances during this fall season as a team and individually. The Bulldogs have already racked up 15 MVP honors and four team victories over No. 10 New Mexico State, Delaware State, Miami of Ohio and South Dakota State.
Auburn, the defending National Champions, received the No. 1 spot with being one vote away from a unanimous vote. Texas A&M took the second spot, while the South Carolina Gamecocks rounded out the Top 3.
The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll.
The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Oct. 26, 2011.
## Ballot Results Below ##
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
1. Auburn (58)
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