Auburn Ranked No. 1 in Latest NCEA Rankings
The Auburn equestrian team is now ranked No. 1 in the country in the latest NCEA rankings, the selection committee announced Tuesday. The ranking marks the first time the Tigers have been No. 1 since March 6, 2013.
Auburn (5-1, 2-1 SEC) closed the fall schedule with an 11-8 victory over then-No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 13 at home. Auburn took a 7-3 lead at halftime against the Bulldogs after winning Horsemanship, 4-1, and Equitation over Fences, 3-2.
Freshman Hayley Iannotti earned her first career MOP honors after defeating Addy Cord, 85-83, in Fences. Senior Elizabeth Benson continued her perfect season in Equitation over Flat with a 74-69 victory over Leylan Gleeson. In Reining, freshman Blair McFarlin closed the match with a 71-68 win over Charley Thiel to earn MOP honors.
Auburn will return to action January 30 at home against Baylor at 1 p.m. CT.