The USA Today Amway Coaches Poll is out and West Virginia will start the year in the Top 25! West Virginia comes in at #20, one spot behind the Kansas State Wildcats. Five Big 12 teams find themselves ranked: Oklahoma (#8), Oklahoma State (#11), Kansas State (#19), West Virginia (#20) and Texas (#23).
The Mountaineers will have a chance to break their streak against ranked teams with their opening night clash with Virginia Tech. The Hokies comes in at #22, one spot behind former Big East foe South Florida. Texas is apparently back folks because despite going 5-7 last year, they get to start the year rank. Freshman head coach Tom Herman really is a magician!
USA Today Coaches Poll Week 12
|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|
The top five is made up of traditional powers. Alabama will start the year at #1, followed by Ohio State at #2. Alabama’s opening night opponent, Florida State, comes in at #3 with USC and then Clemson round out the top 5.