LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Equestrian team, 7-6 on the season, moved up one spot to No. 8 in the most recent Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll. The Aggies were ranked No. 9 previously.
Georgia, with a 9-1 record, jumped two spots to the No. 1 position, as the previously top-ranked Auburn Tigers fell to No. 2 after losing at home to the Bulldogs and on the road at South Carolina.
Texas A&M drops from second to third, as the Aggies are now 7-2 this season. Coming off wins against Baylor and Texas A&M, Oklahoma State moves up from sixth to fourth.
The voters were not impressed by South Carolina's 12-6 win over then-No. 1 Auburn on Saturday as well as the Gamecocks' 15-4 win over then-No. 4 Baylor on Sunday, because Carolina finds itself ranked fifth for the second poll in a row.
Baylor has dropped three of its last four meets and falls from fourth to sixth. Kansas State holds steady at No. 7, as the Wildcats are 5-4 and enjoying a three-meet winning streak.
Southern Methodist drops one spot down to ninth, as Texas Christian falls one spot to No. 10, as the Horned Frogs get set to face South Dakota State and Georgia over the next two weeks.
The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association's umbrella initiated the national poll.
The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for March 14, 2012.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Ballot Results - February 29, 2012 - Poll #7
1. Georgia (77)
2. Auburn (68)
3. Texas A&M (62)
4. Oklahoma State (52)
5. South Carolina (46)
6. Baylor (42)
7. Kansas State (37)
8. New Mexico State (24)
9. Southern Methodist (11)
10. Texas Christian (10)
Receiving votes - Fresno State (7), Tennessee-Martin (3), South Dakota State (1)