For the fourth season in a row, the West Virginia men’s basketball team is ranked in the final AP Top 25 poll. WVU ends the 2017-2018 season as the No. 15 team.
The Mountaineers (24-10) moved up three spots from last week after winning two games in the Big 12 tournament, en route to the championship game. This is the 18th time WVU has landed in the final AP poll of a season and the current streak of consecutive weeks ranked now moves to 54, still the fourth-longest active streak and is tied for the 67th-longest streak in history.
WVU is No. 15 in the final AP poll, the 18th time in school history it has been ranked in the final AP poll and fourth straight year. pic.twitter.com/8YwfK5xiK4— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) March 12, 2018
WVU’s run of 54 weeks ranked matches Bob Huggins’ longest as a head coach. He guided the Cincinnati Bearcats to 54 straight weeks in the AP Top 25 from 1998-2001. The Mountaineers have been ranked since the Nov. 30, 2015 poll.
This is the second-longest streak in program history to the 56 weeks WVU appeared in the poll from 1956-1960.
Now, the Mountaineers will travel to San Diego, California, for an NCAA East Regional first-round matchup against Murray State on Friday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. A win would pit WVU against the winner of the Wichita State-Marshall game on Sunday, March 18.