clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

WVU Will Start the Season Ranked

New, 12 comments

The Coaches Poll is out and we’re ranked!

Baylor v West Virginia Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

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

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

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.