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.