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Gamecocks Remain No. 8 in NCEA Poll
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Gamecocks Remain No. 8 in NCEA Poll

Oct. 12, 2016

NCEA RANKINGS ââ’¬” 10/12/16
Team Record
1. Texas A&M 2-0
2. Auburn 2-1
3. Georgia 0-1
4. Baylor 3-1
5. Fresno State 4-1
6. SMU 1-0
7. TCU 1-1
8. South Carolina 2-1
9. Oklahoma State 1-0
10. New Mexico State 1-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In a week that brought major changes to the NCEA national rankings, the University of South Carolina equestrian team held firm at the No. 8 spot, the organization announced Wednesday. Carolina opened the season at No. 8, and has remained in that position for each of the two regular-season updates.

The Gamecocks are one of just three teams to occupy the same spot they held Sept. 28, when the last NCEA rankings were released. South Carolina is 2-1 (1-1 SEC) after victories over Baylor and Georgia and a loss to Texas A&M.

The Aggies moved into the No. 1 position for the first time this season, leapfrogging Auburn, which fell to No. 2, and Georgia, which now sits third after falling to the Gamecocks, 9-8, Oct. 9. The SEC is the only conference to have four teams ranked in the latest edition of the poll.

Baylor and Fresno State round out the top-five, followed by SMU, TCU, the Gamecocks, Oklahoma State and New Mexico State. Eight of South Carolina’s nine remaining regular-season matchups are against teams currently ranked in the top-10.


The Gamecocks host No. 10 New Mexico State on Friday, Oct. 21 at One Wood Farm, located at 1201 Syrup Mill Rd., in Blythewood. The meet is the last of a five-event home stand to open the season and begins at 2 p.m. ET.