Feb. 15, 2011

FRESNO, Calif. - The Texas A&M equestrian team maintained its unanimous No. 1 ranking for the third straight Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian Coaches' Poll, released Tuesday.

The Aggies (100 points) received every first-place vote for the third consecutive time after cruising past Baylor, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon. A&M is the only team in the history of the poll to earn a unanimous No. 1 ranking.

The poll remained virtually unchanged with Auburn (83) placing second, followed by Georgia (80), Oklahoma State (69), TCU (57) and South Caroilna (45). Kansas State (36) and Baylor (35) swapped spots, while Fresno State (18) and New Mexico State (17) rounded out the poll.

The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll. The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for March 1.

A&M (8-0), off to the best start in school history, returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 26 when the Aggies hit the road to face the 7th-ranked Wildcats in Manhattan. They will follow that with a show at No. 4 Oklahoma State the following day.

Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll (February 15, 2011)

Rank Team (Points)
1. Texas A&M (100)
2. Auburn (83)
3. UGA (80)
4. Oklahoma State (69)
5. TCU (57)
6. USC (45)
7. Kansas State (36)
8. Baylor (35)
9. Fresno State (18)
10. New Mexico State (17)

Also receiving votes: Delaware State (3), UTM (2), and SMU (1)