Nov. 3, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - After a short break from competition the Bulldog equestrian team will return to action this weekend. The Dogs enter the week ranked No. 10 in the Equestrian Coaches Poll, which was released today.
Up next for the Dogs is a tough road trip, at No. 2 Georgia and at No. 4 South Carolina.
Despite not competing for the last two weeks, the Auburn Tigers remained the nation's No. 1 team in the Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian Coaches' Poll.
The Tigers hold a firm grip on first place, but the teams below them shuffled considerably. Georgia moved to No. 2 this weekend after impressive win over Texas A&M and South Carolina, which was ranked No. 2 in the previous poll. The Gamecocks fell to fifth in this week's poll.
Texas A&M moved up to third with a solid win over Baylor. The Aggies are on the road this weekend at No. 7 Kansas State and No. 4 Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls received 70 points this week, good for fourth place, just one point behind the Aggies.
Baylor is ranked the No. 6 in the poll this week, one point ahead of Kansas State. TCU remained in eighth place.
New Mexico State jumped into the Top 10 for the first time this season and is ranked ninth after wins over TCU and Tennessee-Martin. Fresno State is ranked No. 10 in this week's poll and has a tough road trip with matches at No. 2 Georgia and No. 5 South Carolina this weekend.
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Rank Team (Points)
1. Auburn (93)
2. Georgia (86)
3. Texas A&M (71)
4. Oklahoma State (70)
5. South Carolina (67)
6. Baylor (43)
7. Kansas State (42)
8. TCU (28)
9. New Mexico State (23)
10. Fresno State (20)
Also receiving votes: South Dakota State (4), Tennessee-Martin (2)
"We are Your Team" The No. 10-ranked Fresno State equestrian teams travels to Georgia and South Carolina this weekend for matches against teams ranked in the Top 5 in the nation.
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