Oct. 1, 2008
FRESNO, Calif. -
After beginning the 2008-09 season with a sweep of its own Willis Invitational, Baylor's equestrian team, at 3-0, is ranked sixth in the first-ever Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll.
The Georgia Bulldogs, the defending Varsity Equestrian National Championship team, is the No. 1 ranked squad 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 Oct. 14, 2008. The final poll will be released April 21, 2009.
Georgia tallied 63 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches and Equine experts. The Dawgs are two points better than No. 2 Auburn, which collected 61 points. South Carolina is in third place in the poll with 56 points, followed by Texas A&M (45) and Oklahoma State (40).
The second five of the Top 10 poll begins with Baylor in sixth place with 31 points followed by Kansas State (29), Fresno State (15), TCU (14) and New Mexico State (13).
Up next for the Lady Bears is a competition at No. 7 Kansas State on Oct. 17 followed by an Oct. 18 meet at No. 5 Oklahoma State.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Rank Team (Points)
1. Georgia (63)
2. Auburn (61)
3. South Carolina (56)
4. Texas A&M (45)
5. Oklahoma State (40)
6. Baylor (31)
7. Kansas State (29)
8. Fresno State, (15)
9. TCU (14)
10. New Mexico State (13)
Also receiving votes: Delaware State 11, SMU 5, Sacred Heart 5