WACO, Texas – Seeding and match-ups for the 2016 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee, has been announced on Wednesday.
The nation’s top-12 teams will vie for the 2016 NCEA Championship, set to take place April 14-16 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.
Beginning with the 2014 championship, the top-12 overall teams (Western and Hunt Seat combined) are invited to compete. The NCEA Selection Committee determines and invites these teams based on a number of factors throughout the season. The top-four seeds in the NCEA Championship each receive first-round byes in the 12-team format.
South Carolina is the defending NCEA Champion.
NCEA Championship Seeding
- Oklahoma State
- Texas A&M
- South Carolina
- Kansas State
- Delaware State
- New Mexico State
- Fresno State
Thursday, April 14 – Round 1 (8:30 a.m. CT)
(5) Texas A&M vs. (12) Fresno State
(6) TCU vs. (11) New Mexico State
(7) South Carolina vs. (10) SMU
(8) Kansas State vs. (9) Delaware State
Friday, April 15 – Quarterfinals (8:30 a.m. CT)
(1) Auburn vs. 8/9 Winner
(2) Georgia vs. 7/10 Winner
(3) Baylor vs. 6/11 Winner
(4) Oklahoma State vs. 5/12 Winner
Saturday, April 16 – Semifinals (8:30 a.m. CT)
Saturday, April 16 – Championship Final (2 p.m. CT)