WVU Moves Up Pair Of Spots Despite Game Cancellation

WVU Moves Up Pair Of Spots Despite Game Cancellation


West Virginia took two steps forward in both the USA Today and AP college football polls on Sunday despite an open date caused by the cancellation of its scheduled visit to N.C. State. The Mountaineers are 12th in the AP Poll with 841 points, and 13th in the Amway Coaches Poll with 824.

In the AP poll, WVU vaulted Virginia Tech, which was also idle due to cancellation caused by Hurricane Florence, and Wisconsin, which lost to unranked BYU and plummeted 12 positions. WVU has a bit of a gap to try to get into the Top Ten in that ranking, as it trails Penn State and Washington, tied for tenth with 947 points.

The Coaches Poll also elevated West Virginia two spots from its position a week ago, moving the Mountaineers from 13th to 11. WVU trails 12th place Washington (909 points) by 85 in this weeks rankings. Virginia Tech remains 10th in the Coaches Poll, and is the one team that is ahead of WVU in the Coaches Poll but not in the AP version.

WVU began the season 17th in the AP and 20th in the Coaches poll.

The Big 12 has four teams in the Top 15 of both polls, including Oklahoma (5/5), West Virginia 12/13), Oklahoma State (15/15) and TCU (17/17). Texas also emerged on a handful of ballots, earning 12 points in the AP and nine in the Coaches.

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    WVU Moves Up Pair Of Spots Despite Game Cancellation West Virginia took two steps forward in both the USA Today and AP college football polls on Sunda
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    I am surprised that Wisconsin fell that far. I was wrong on that guess.

    WVU, without playing, moved up to #12 and #13 in the rankings. Oklahoma #5, Oklahoma State #15, TCU #17. 40% of Big 12 in top 17 in country. Not bad.

    Since Kansas State got NO points in either rankings, WVU will need to win convincingly if it hopes to crawl into the Top 10.

    And that may be difficult with that wily Bill Snider coaching Kansas State.

    M agnificent Grier passes shredded Tennessee, 40-14
    O verhelmed drenched Youngstown, 52-17
    U nable to play North Carolina State because of Hurricane Florence
    N uke Kansas State if Mother Nature doesn’t plan another calamity
    T errorize Texas Tech
    A nnihilate Kansas
    I ncinerate Iowa State
    N ail Baylor
    E rectile dysfunction Texas
    E lectrify TCU
    R eam Oklahoma State
    S ink Oklahoma

    #69336

    Moving up all depends what those ranked ahead of you do

    #69356

    And moving up/down depends on what your prior opponents did. In VT’s case, FSU was supposed to be a pretty good win. Obviously Syracuse proved that FSU this year is equal to a FCS Buy A Win game.

    FSU had to have TWO late scores in the last 4 mins of the game to beat the Powerful Samford Bulldogs. Samford had the lead till 4:03 in the 4th and also outgained FSU 525 to 454 yds. If it wasn’t for 5 TO’s by the Buldogs, FSU would have an 0-3 record.

    FSU may win only 1 more game this year. NIU next week. Oh, how far they have dropped since Jimbo left.

    #69357

    Would have loved to play FSU this season.

    #69363

    Play FSU this season would not help our SOS. They are on life support this year.

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