WVU Static at No. 9 in CFP
West Virginia remained ninth in the latest CFP rankings, and its standing is not affected by the cancellation of the N.C. State game, at least “at this point” according to CFP Committee Chair Rob Mullens, apparently backing off the “one less data point” argument that was used against TCU and Baylor in a previous year’s iteration of the group’s rankings.
Q. Among the top 10, West Virginia is a little bit unique in that they had a game canceled by the weather, and it was their marquee non-conference game, North Carolina State. Do you have a sense of how much that one less data point is affecting West Virginia?
ROB MULLENS: No, not at this point. We’re just looking at the data points that are available to us through week 11. We can’t take into account what happens with Mother Nature. We’re just looking at the results as they are presented.
Whether or not that will be a factor in the end of the season rankings remains to be seen. Mullens does not take any questions on future possibilities, calling that “speculation”.
Two-loss LSU is two spots ahead of WVU (8-1) at No. 7, while the Mike Leach-led Washington State Cougars (9-1) are at No. 8. Oklahoma (9-1) is the top Big 12 school, sitting sixth. West Virginia is one spot ahead of Ohio State (9-1) and two up on undefeated UCF (9-0).