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Like The Jeffersons, West Virginia is Moving On Up

Following Ohio State’s shocking loss to Penn State, the Mountaineers are once again moving up in the polls

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Rank AP USA Today
1 Alabama (60) Alabama (63)
2 Michigan Michigan
3 Clemson Clemson (1)
4 Washington Washington
5 Louisville Louisville
6 Ohio State Nebraska (tied w/ Baylor)
7 Nebraska Baylor (tied w/ Nebraska)
8 Baylor Ohio State
9 Texas A&M West Virginia
10 West Virginia Texas A&M
11 Wisconsin Wisconsin
12 Florida State Florida
13 Boise State Boise State
14 Florida Florida State
15 Auburn Oklahoma
16 Oklahoma Utah
17 Utah Auburn
18 Tennessee Tennessee
19 Louisiana State Louisiana State
20 Western Michigan North Carolina
21 North Carolina Western Michigan
22 Navy Navy
23 Colorado Colorado
24 Penn State Houston
25 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Dropped from rankings Houston, Ole Miss Arkansas (17), Ole Miss (22)
Others Receiving Votes Washington St. 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma St. 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, Southern Cal 5, San Diego St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1 Washington State 93; Penn State 80; Oklahoma State 64; San Diego State 15; Arkansas 11; Southern California 7; Troy 6; Miami (Fla.) 5; Mississippi 3; Middle Tennessee 3; South Florida 3; Pittsburgh 2; Tulsa 2; Appalachian State 2; Wyoming 1.

After a complete game on all three phases, the Mountaineers are 9th in the latest Coaches Poll and 10th in the Associated Press. Teams in the bottom 20 did not lose enough to get Oklahoma State ranked, which could have year-end implications if West Virginia is still vying for a playoff spot in December.

The Baylor Bears remain the top ranked Big 12 team and Oklahoma is the only other team to be ranked. Alabama retains its number one position in both polls while Michigan moves up to number two. Clemson is at three and Washington is number 4. Louisville rounds out the top 5.