South Carolina New No. 1 in NCEA Rankings

Several top-seeded teams drop in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association rankings.

From the National Collegiate Equestrian Association

For the first time this season, the University of South Carolina is the nation’s No. 1 collegiate equestrian team according to the latest national team rankings from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee and announced on Tuesday. 

Following a pair of Baylor University losses and a South Carolina win against Auburn University, the Gamecocks move into the No. 1 spot for the first time this year. The University of Georgia, which defeated Texas A&M University Saturday, moves to No. 2. Baylor drops to No. 3, while TCU is No. 4 and Oklahoma State University is No. 5. 

Fresno State University moves up one spot to No. 6, while Auburn is No. 7. Texas A&M (No. 8), Kansas State University (No. 9) and SMU (No. 10) round out the national top-10. 

The 2015 NCEA Championship will take place April 15-18 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. 

For more information on the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, visit www.collegiateequestrian.com or follow @NCEA_Equestrian on Twitter. 

2014-15 NCEA Rankings (March 3, 2015)

  1. South Carolina
  2. Georgia
  3. Baylor
  4. TCU
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Fresno State
  7. Auburn
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Kansas State
  10. SMU

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