Aggie Riders Maintain No. 2 Ranking in Final Fall Poll

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COLLEGE STATION -- The Texas A&M equestrian team will take a No. 2 national ranking into the spring according to the most recent Women’s Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

The Aggies clocked in at the No. 2 spot for the fourth straight poll. A&M earned eight more votes than in the last poll, though the substantial increase is likely due to an increase in voters since the Nov. 25 edition. Only top-ranked Auburn and No. 7 South Carolina received more of a bump in votes from the last poll than did the Aggies.

Auburn (3-0), the only undefeated team in the country, remains in the catbird seat in the coaches poll with the Aggies (5-1) comfortably in second. Georgia ranks third, just a single vote ahead of Baylor, who handed A&M its only loss. Oklahoma State dropped one spot into fifth.

TCU and South Carolina received eight and 11-vote bumps in the new poll, but remain in sixth and seventh position, respectively. Fresno State and Kansas State switched places in the No. 8 and 9 slots with the Bulldogs moving ahead of the Wildcats while New Mexico State retained its hold on the No. 10 spot.

The next poll will be released on Feb. 10, 2009.

Women’s Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll

1. Auburn (69)

2. Texas A&M (56)

3. Georgia (48)

4. Baylor (47)

5. Oklahoma State (43)

6. TCU (34)

7. South Carolina (31)

8. Fresno State (25)

9. Kansas State (18)

10. New Mexico State (9)

Also receiving votes: Delaware State (2), South Dakota State (2).

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