The Mountaineers (18-5, 6-4) have had terrible luck at the No. 7 spot, losing a game each week they’ve reached that ranking. WVU lost to Oklahoma State last Saturday, its second conference home loss of the season. No. 3 Kansas (20-3, 8-2) and No. 6/8 Baylor (20-3, 7-3) also lost home games that week, so no ground was lost in conference standings.
WVU travels to Norman, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, February 8, to play Oklahoma at 9 p.m., on ESPN2. The Sooners (8-14, 2-8) defeated the Mountaineers in Morgantown 89-87 in OT. WVU then faces Kansas State on Saturday, February 11, at noon, on ESPN. The Mountaineers dropped the first match up with the Wildcats (16-7, 5-5), 79-75. K-State received votes in both polls this week.