West Virginia Ranked in First AP Poll

West Virginia Ranked in First AP Poll

The 2017 starts off with the West Virginia Mountaineers ranked in both the AP and Coaches Poll. #22 in the AP Top 25 and #20 in the Coaches Poll. The AP poll debuted Monday morning.

West Virginia’s first opponent Virginia Tech starts out the season ranked one spot ahead of the Mountaineers at #21. Going off the current poll, WVU will face five ranked teams this season.¬†Oklahoma Sooners (#7), Oklahoma State Cowboys (#10), Kansas State Wildcats (#20) Texas Longhorns(#23) and of course the Virginia Tech Hokies (#21).

Despite not much recent success, the Longhorns sneak into the top 25 based on the hope that new coach Tom Herman brings to the program.

The Big 12 has 5 teams ranked in the top 25, trailing only the 6 that the SEC has in the poll. The ACC will also have 5 teams in the top 25 to start the season, followed by the Pac-12 and Big Ten who both have 4.