South Carolina Equestrian Holds No. 1 Ranking for 13th Straight Week
Feb. 26, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina equestrian team is ranked No. 1 for a school record 13th straight week in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) rankings, it was announced today. No previous South Carolina team in any sport has ever been ranked No. 1 for a longer stretch during a season. The Gamecocks have been ranked No. 1 since Dec. 2, 2013.
Carolina (9-2, 3-2 SEC) is on a four-meet winning streak and coming off an 11-6 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday. The Aggies drop out of the top-10 in this week’s rankings, marking the first time in the SEC era that all four teams have not been in the top-10.
The Gamecocks return to action this Saturday, when South Carolina hosts No. 2 Auburn at 10 a.m. in Blythewood for the team’s annual Equifest Kids Day. There will be a variety of games and activities for kids, and participation in all Equifest events is free. Admission is also free to all South Carolina equestrian meets.
South Carolina will host the 2014 SEC Championships, Mar. 28-29 in Blythewood.
NCEA Rankings – February 26, 2014
1. South Carolina
4. Oklahoma State
6. New Mexico State
7. Kansas State
9. Fresno State