After a week that saw a tough loss at home to Kansas by a score of 71-66 and a home blowout of Texas, 86-51, the Mountaineers drop a spot to No. 7 in the AP Top 25.
There’s no time to rest for the Mountaineers. Tonight the team is set for a road game against the TCU Horned Frogs as part of Big Monday. The game is set to tip off at 9 p.m. EST. It will be televised by ESPN.
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Villanova remained the No. 1 team in the poll. Meanwhile the Kentucky Wildcats fell out of the poll completely for the first time since March 2014. This happened after the Wildcats lost to South Carolina and Florida, and had a 30-game home conference winning streak snapped. This week Kentucky has a game at home against Mississippi State then a trip to Morgantown to take on the No. 7 Mountaineers for a rare middle of the season out of conference game. The Coliseum will be jacked for this one.
The Mountaineers have been ranked in the AP Top 25 for 47 straight weeks which trails only Kansas, Villanova and North Carolina.
Kentucky dropped out of this week's AP poll after being ranked for 68 straight weeks.
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Other Big 12 teams in the AP Top 25 include No. 5 Kansas, No. 12 Oklahoma, No. 14 Texas Tech.
The top five includes Villanova, Virginia, Purdue, Duke and Kansas.
With the grind of the Big 12 season in full-force, just about every game is a big one. This week is no different with a Big Monday trip to TCU and a visit from the unranked yet always dangerous Kentucky Wildcats. The Kentucky game at the Coliseum is a sellout. Did anyone expect anything less?
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