The Associated Press basketball rankings are out and the West Virginia Mountaineers are back in the top 10. The Mountaineers had a week off this week, playing only Wheeling-Jesuit in an exhibition game Saturday but otherwise did not play. This came on the heels of a showdown with #15 Virginia and our hated rivals, the Pitt Panthers.
The week off was extremely helpful to the players as Huggins has extolled many times about the youth on his program this year. This week was spent practicing #Press Virginia.
Sitting at 10-1 on the season, the Mountaineers, led by senior guard Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles will look to finish off the non-conference schedule with only a single loss, an opening day mismatch against Texas A&M. The Mountaineers will play Coppin State on Wednesday, December 20th before a Saturday date with Fordham.
WVU will then begin conference play but the final non-conference game will occur Saturday, January 27th when John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats visit Morgantown on what will be a sellout crowd at the Coliseum.
New AP top 10— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 18, 2017
2. Michigan State
3. Arizona State
5. North Carolina
8. Texas A&M