SEEDINGS AND MATCHUPS FOR NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCED


SEEDINGS AND MATCHUPS FOR NCEA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCED
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

 

WACO, Texas — Seedings and matchups for the 2018 National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championship, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee, were announced Tuesday.

The nation’s top 8 teams will vie for the NCEA National Championship, set to take place April 18-21, 2018 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. 

NCEA National Championship Team Seeding (Bracket):

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. OKLAHOMA STATE
  4. TEXAS A&M
  5. SMU
  6. TCU
  7. BAYLOR
  8. SOUTH CAROLINA

Additionally, the newly expanded NCEA National Championship format will include a team seeded bracket not to exceed 16 teams in an NCEA format competition for the 4 Event titles. Event rankings are determined by statistics (Win/Loss; Home/Away; Current Rank of Opponent) of regular season head-to-head competition.

NCEA Event National Championships Seeding:

Equitation over Fences (Bracket)

  1. TEXAS A&M
  2. GEORGIA
  3. AUBURN
  4. SMU
  5. OKLAHOMA STATE
  6. SOUTH CAROLINA
  7. TCU
  8. UT-MARTIN
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
  11. BAYLOR
  12. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  13. DELAWARE STATE
  14. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON
  15. WEST TEXAS A&M

Equitation on the Flat (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. OKLAHOMA STATE
  4. TEXAS A&M
  5. SMU
  6. DELAWARE STATE
  7. TCU
  8. UT-MARTIN
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. SOUTH CAROLINA
  11. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  12. BAYLOR
  13. SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
  14. WEST TEXAS A&M
  15. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

Horsemanship (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. AUBURN
  3. TEXAS A&M
  4. OKLAHOMA STATE
  5. TCU
  6. BAYLOR
  7. SMU
  8. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  9. FRESNO STATE
  10. UT-MARTIN
  11. SOUTH CAROLINA
  12. DELAWARE STATE
  13. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON
  14. WEST TEXAS A&M

Reining (Bracket)

  1. GEORGIA
  2. OKLAHOMA STATE
  3. AUBURN
  4. SMU
  5. TEXAS A&M
  6. BAYLOR
  7. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
  8. TCU
  9. SOUTH CAROLINA
  10. DELAWARE STATE
  11. UT-MARTIN
  12. FRESNO STATE
  13. WEST TEXAS A&M
  14. MINNESOTA CROOKSTON

The following NCEA Team, Event and Discipline champions will be crowned in Waco, Texas on NCEA Championship Saturday April 21, 2018:

  1. NCEA National Champion Team: 4 riders compete in each of 4 events per team
  2. NCEA Event National Champions: 4 riders in each event
    1. Equitation over Fences
    2. Equitation on the Flat
    3. Horsemanship
    4. Reining
  3. NCEA Discipline National Champions:  highest combined point total from place finishes in events competition by discipline – must compete in both events of discipline to qualify
    1. Hunter Seat
    2. Western

Texas A&M is the defending NCEA Team National Champion. Since the first NCEA Team National Championship in 2002, Georgia has won the most titles with six, followed by Auburn (4), South Carolina (3), and Texas A&M (3).

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