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The West Virginia Mountaineers Break Into The Top 15

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West Virginia made the biggest jump in the AP Poll today, climbing eight spots to No. 12.

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers broke into the Top 15 today, following Saturday’s beatdown of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. This marks West Virginia’s highest ranking since 2012, when the No. 5 ranked Mountaineers lost to Texas Tech and fell to No. 17 in the AP and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll.

Elsewhere around the Big 12 Conference, Baylor rose two spots in the AP Poll to No. 8, and Oklahoma climbed 3 spots in the AP and 4 spots in the Coaches Poll to land at No. 16 in both. Oklahoma State and TCU also both received votes in both polls, but find themselves on the outside of the Top 25 looking in.

Rank AP USA Today
1 Alabama (60) Alabama (61)
2 Ohio State Ohio State (2)
3 Michigan (1) Clemson (1)
4 Clemson Michigan
5 Washington Washington
6 Texas A&M Texas A&M
7 Louisville Louisville
8 Nebraska Baylor
9 Baylor Nebraska
10 Wisconsin Wisconsin
11 Houston Houston
12 West Virginia Florida
13 Florida State West Virginia
14 Boise State Boise State
15 Florida Florida State
16 Oklahoma Oklahoma
17 Arkansas Arkansas
18 Tennessee Utah
19 Utah Tennessee
20 Western Michigan Western Michigan
21 Auburn North Carolina
22 North Carolina Ole Miss
23 Ole MIss LSU
24 Navy Auburn
25 LSU Navy
Dropped from rankings Miami 16, Virginia Tech 17 Miami 17, Virginia Tech 19, Arizona State 24
Others Receiving Votes Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma State 47, Washington State 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona State 6, USC 5, NC State 4, San Diego State 3, Pittsburgh 2, TCU 1. Colorado 121, South Florida 108, Miami 74, Oklahoma State 51, Washington State 49, Virginia Tech 37, NC State 18, Stanford 16, Memphis 14, San Diego State 13, Troy 10, Pittsburgh 7, TCU 6, Arizona State 6, USC 6, Iowa 4, Appalachian State 2, BYU 1, Tulsa 1.