Nov. 14, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. - For the second time this season, the Bulldog equestrian team moved up in the nation coaches Top 10 poll. The Dogs reached their highest national ranking in this week's poll, No. 7.
Although on hiatus until the spring semester, the Auburn Tigers remained the No. 1 team in the National Coaches Equestrian Poll.
The Tigers have owned the top spot in three of the four polls released this year. The Tigers (3-0) have wins over No. 8 Fresno State, No. 6 South Carolina and No. 3 Georgia. Their next event is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2009 against Delaware State.
The biggest shake-up in the polls this week have defending national champion Georgia returning to the No. 2 spot in the polls. Ranked No. 3 last week, and holding court at No. 1 in the inaugural poll, the Bulldogs are tied with Texas A&M with 48 points each. Georgia (5-1) defeated SMU and previous No. 6 South Carolina last weekend.
Baylor and Oklahoma State held on to their spots in the Top 5, remaining at fourth and fifth, respectively.
Only three points separate team ranked 6th through 8th. TCU, Fresno State and Kansas State all moved up one spot in the latest poll. The Horned Frogs are No. 6, one ahead of No. 7 Fresno State, and three points more than No. 8 Kansas State.
South Carolina, ranked No. 6 in the last poll, fell to ninth place with 19 points.
New Mexico State received seven points and remains ranked No. 10 in the poll.
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. 25, 2008. The final poll of the season will be released April 21, 2009.
The Bulldogs are off until Feb. 7 when they host defending national champion
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
(Nov. 12, 2008)
Rank Team (Points)
1. Auburn (60)
2. Georgia (48)
2. Texas A&M (48)
4. Baylor (42)
5. Oklahoma State (36)
6. TCU (24)
7. Fresno State (23)
8. Kansas State (21)
9. South Carolina (19)
10. New Mexico State (7)
Also receiving votes: Delaware State (1), South Dakota State (1)
Join the State - Fresno State! Mark your calendar for Fresno State's next equestrian meet, February 7, 2009 when the Bulldogs host defending national champion Georgia at the Student Horse Center. Admission is free.
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