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West Virginia Mountaineers Re-Enter The Polls (Again)

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For the third time this season, the Mountaineers enter the polls.

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USA Today Coaches Poll Week 12

Rank Team Previous Movement
Rank Team Previous Movement
1 Alabama (63) 1 -
2 Miami 6 +4
3 Clemson 4 +1
4 Wisconsin 3 -1
5 Oklahoma 7 +2
6 Auburn 10 +4
7 Georgia 2 -5
8 Ohio State 11 +3
9 Notre Dame 5 -4
10 USC 14 +4
11 Penn State 13 +2
12 UCF 12 -
13 Oklahoma State 15 +2
14 TCU 9 -5
15 Washington 8 -7
16 Washington State 20 +4
17 Memphis 19 +2
18 Michigan 22 +4
19 Mississippi State 18 -1
20 South Florida 21 +1
21 LSU 25 +4
22 NC State 24 +2
23 Stanford NR -
24 Michigan State 16 -8
25 West Virginia NR -
Others receiving votes Virginia Tech 94, Northwestern 67, Arizona 54, Boise State 40, South Carolina 33, Iowa 16, Kentucky 16, Army 14, San Diego State 11, Iowa State 9, Troy 5, Ohio 2

Following their first win over a ranked opponent since October 2014, the West Virginia Mountaineers find themselves in the top 25 again! After a tumultuous weekend of college football which saw #2 Clemson Tigers lose to the Syracuse Orange, #8 Washington State Cougars lose to California Bears, #5 Washington Huskies lose to Arizona State Sun Devils, #10 Auburn Tigers lose to LSU Tigers, #24 Texas Tech Red Raiders lose to the Mountaineers and #25 Navy Midshipmen lose to Memphis Tigers, there is a shakeup abound in the polls.

Alabama Crimson Tide finally gains all 63 first place votes and becomes an unanimous choice as the best team in the land. Penn State Nittany Lions move up to #2 after avoiding Upset Saturday with a bye week at the perfect time.

The Georgia Bulldogs move up to #3 where they will remain until they are stomped to death by Nick Saban’s march to a national title. TCU Horned Frogs move up to #4 after handling both Mother Nature and Bill Snyder.

AP Top 25 - Week 12

Rank Team Previous Movement
Rank Team Previous Movement
1 Alabama (57) 1 -
2 Miami (4) 7 +5
3 Oklahoma 5 +2
4 Clemson 4 -
5 Wisconsin 6 +1
6 Auburn 10 +4
7 Georgia 2 -5
8 Ohio State 11 +3
9 Notre Dame 3 -6
10 Oklahoma State 12 +2
11 TCU 8 -3
12 USC 15 +3
13 Penn State 16 +3
14 UCF 14 -
15 Washington State 19 +4
16 Washington 9 -7
17 Mississippi State 18 +1
18 Memphis 20 +2
19 Michigan 21 +2
20 Stanford NR -
21 LSU NR -
22 Michigan State 13 -9
23 South Florida 22 -1
24 West Virginia 23 -1
25 NC State NR -
Others Receiving Votes Virginia Tech 110, Northwestern 72, Arizona 49, Iowa State 27, Boise State 6, Georgia Tech 6, Army 3, Iowa 2, South Carolina 2

Over in the AP, things are very similar, with WVU coming in at #23. The Big 12 has three teams in the top 10, TCU, Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Big Ten has three: Penn State, Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers, while the SEC has two, Alabama and Georgia and the ACC has two, Clemson and Miami Hurricanes.