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NCEA Preseason Rankings

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association releases its 2013-14 preseason rankings and news regarding the 2014 championships.

By Cory Burkharth
National Collegiate Equestrian Association
September 17, 2013

National Collegiate Equestrian Association

The 2014 NCEA Championships take place April 17-19 in Waco, Texas, marking the first year only one championship will be contested, rather than separate championships by disciplines.

The University of Georgia is the nation’s No. 1 women's collegiate equestrian team according to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association preseason rankings, as determined by the NCEA selection committee and announced Monday.
 
The Bulldogs were the runners-up a year ago for both the NCEA overall national championship and the NCEA hunter seat national championship. Auburn University, which won the 2013 NCEA overall national championship and the NCEA hunter seat national championship, is ranked No. 2 in the preseason, while 2013 Southeastern Conference champion University of South Carolina checks in at No. 3.
 
Oklahoma State University, the 2013 NCEA western national champion and the 2013 Big XII Conference champion, is ranked No. 4, while Big XII runner-up Kansas State University is No. 5.
 
Texas A&M University, the 2012 NCEA overall national champion, is ranked at No. 6 to begin the season, while Baylor University checks in at No. 7.
 
South Dakota State University (No. 8), Texas Christian University (No. 9) and the University of Tennessee-Martin (No. 10) round out the national preseason top 10.
 
NCEA rankings will be released twice per month with the next announcement coming Monday, September 30.  
 
The 2013-14 women's collegiate equestrian season officially begins Friday, September 20, when South Carolina plays host to Kansas State.
 
The 2014 NCEA Championships take place April 17-19 in Waco, Texas, marking the first year only one championship will be contested, rather than separate championships by disciplines.
 
2013-14 NCEA Preseason Rankings
1. Georgia
2. Auburn
3. South Carolina
4. Oklahoma State
5. Kansas State
6. Texas A&M
7. Baylor
8. South Dakota State
9. TCU
10. UT-Martin