The South Carolina equestrian team is ranked No. 1 in the country by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
It marks the program’s first No. 1 ranking of the season and the first time atop the poll since a streak of a school-record 20 consecutive weeks during the 2013-14 season.
This is USC’s third program this season to earn a No. 1 ranking. The women’s golf team is currently ranked No. 1, and women’s basketball was ranked No. 1 earlier this season.
South Carolina (8-3, 4-2 SEC) moved up after the Gamecocks defeated then-No. 4 Auburn on Saturday, 11-7. Carolina has swept the Tigers in the regular season for the second straight year.
The Gamecocks close their regular season on Friday at 1 p.m. when they host No. 3 Baylor (11-2, 4-2 Big 12) at One Wood Farm in Blythewood.
National Collegiate Equestrian Association rankings:
1. South Carolina; 2. Georgia; 3. Baylor; 4. TCU; 5. Oklahoma State; 6. Fresno State; 7. Auburn; 8. Texas A&M; 9. Kansas State; 10. SMU.