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West Virginia Ranked In 2018 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

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The Mountaineers will put their top 20 ranking on the line in Charlotte when they face off with the Tennessee Volunteers on September 1st.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers will enter the 2018 season in similar fashion to that of 2017 - ranked No. 20 in the country in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll. The Mountaineers appear as the third ranked Big 12 Conference squad, behind the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs. They’re joined by the No. 21 Texas Longhorns and No. 25 Oklahoma State Cowboys to round out the poll, which means West Virginia’s entire November schedule is ranked heading into the season - or as we’ll now refer to it: Deathvember.

Unlike 2017, the Mountaineers will have to wait at least until the third week of the season before they run up on a ranked foe, as the Tennessee Volunteers fail to appear in the “others receiving votes” category. The N.C. State Wolfpack fall in at No. 36 with 22 votes.

2018 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Ranking Team 2017 Record Points Previous Ranking
Ranking Team 2017 Record Points Previous Ranking
1 Alabama Crimson Tide 13-1 1621 (61) 1
2 Clemson Tigers 12-2 1557 (3) 4
3 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-2 1458 (1) 5
4 Georgia Bulldogs 13-2 1452 3
5 Oklahoma Sooners 12-2 1288 3
6 Washington Huskies 10-3 1245 15
7 Wisconsin Badgers 13-1 1243 6
8 Miami Hurricanes 10-3 1091 13
9 Penn Sate Nittany Lions 11-2 1050 8
10 Auburn Tigers 10-4 1004 12
11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 10-3 892 11
12 Michigan State Spartans 10-3 870 16
13 Stanford Cardinal 9-5 768 19
14 Michigan Wolverines 8-5 752 NR
15 USC Trojans 11-3 691 10
16 TCU Horned Frogs 11-3 530 9
17 Virginia Tech Hokies 9-4 524 25
18 Mississippi State Bulldogs 9-4 407 20
19 Florida State Seminoles 7-6 328 NR
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 7-6 310 NR
21 Texas Longhorns 7-6 265 NR
22 Boise State Broncos 11-3 261 22
23 UCF Golden Knights 13-0 259 7
24 LSU Tigers 9-4 254 18
25 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-3 168 14

Other receiving votes: South Carolina (9-4) 138; Florida (4-7) 135; Oregon (7-6) 105; Utah (7-6) 81; Northwestern (10-3) 67; Texas A&M (7-6) 67; Kansas State (8-5) 35; Florida Atlantic (11-3) 27; Boston College (7-6) 23; Memphis (10-3) 23; North Carolina State (9-4) 22; Arkansas State (7-5) 19; Troy (11-2) 19; Appalachian State (9-4) 16; San Diego State (10-3) 15; Iowa (8-5) 8; Iowa State (8-5) 8; Kentucky (7-6) 8; Washington State (9-4) 7; South Florida (10-2) 6; Duke (7-6) 5; Fresno State (10-4) 4; Louisville (8-5) 3; Arizona (7-6) 2; Houston (7-5) 2; Army (10-3) 1; Northern Illinois (8-5) 1.