Slight Movement For WVU In Latest Polls
Though a couple teams lost who had been ranked above West Virginia, the Mountaineers remain No. 13 in this week’s Associated Press poll. WVU did move up one spot in the Coaches’ poll, though, and currently checks in at No. 12 in that ranking.
West Virginia (5-1) did not play this past weekend. It hosts Baylor (4-3) this coming Thursday night at Mountaineer Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on FS1.
Also from the Big 12 Conference, Texas is No. 6 in the A.P. poll and No. 7 in the Coaches’ poll. Oklahoma is No. 8 in both. The Longhorns, who were off this past weekend, moved up one spot in each poll. UT’s jump came at the expense of Ohio State, which lost Saturday at Purdue and fell to No. 11 in the A.P. poll and No. 9 in the Coaches’ . The Sooners, coming off at 52-27 pounding of TCU in Waco on Saturday, moved up one spot in the A.P. and two in the Coaches’.
Alabama remains No. 1 in both polls followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan. Georgia is No. 6 in the A.P. and Texas No. 7 in the A.P. poll, but those two teams are flipped in the Coaches’ poll. Kentucky, which slipped by Vanderbilt, 14-7, Saturday, moved in front of WVU in the A.P. Poll, but was two spots behind the Mountaineers in the Coaches’ version.
West Virginia has now been rated in the top 25 of the A.P. poll for seven straight weeks. It was rated for 10 consecutive weeks in 2016. It was also rated for nine straight weeks in 2011.