clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

West Virginia Moves Inside The Top Ten Again

West Virginia messes with Texas and moves up in the polls

West Virginia v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

The West Virginia Mountaineers used a 42-41 victory over the Texas Longhorns to move up 2 spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll all the way to #8. The Mountaineers find themselves inside the top ten for the second time this season. After the Mountaineers jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead against the Texas Tech Red Raiders that resulted in a 42-34 victory in Lubbock, the Mountaineers rose to #8. This time, after surviving in Austin and beating both the Longhorns and some very questionable officiating, the Mountaineers are back at #8.

The LSU Tigers, who failed to score against the Death Star that is Alabama drops to #10. Kentucky, who lost 34-17 to Georgia, stays at #12 in a very curious voting by the coaches.

In the Big 12, four teams are ranked: the Oklahoma Sooners at #6, WVU at 8, Texas at #19 and Iowa State at #25. Iowa State was ranked #24 in the initial college football playoff rankings and should move much higher when the newest poll is released on Tuesday.

The full coaches poll can be found here

The Mountaineers make an even bigger jump in the AP poll, jumping Ohio State Buckeyes to land at #7. Full AP poll can be found here