The official Associated Press Top 25 rankings are out and good news for Mountaineer fans. WVU cracks the top ten in the new AP Top 25.
This was an off week for the Mountaineers. Their only action was an exhibition game against Wheeling-Jesuit on Saturday. After a week that included a battle with No. 15 Virginia and a road game against rival Pitt in the Backyard Brawl, having a week off wasn’t a bad idea.
Check out the AP top ten.
New AP top 10
2. Michigan State
3. Arizona State
5. North Carolina
8. Texas A&M
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 18, 2017
After losing their first game against Texas A&M, the Mountaineers have reeled off ten consecutive wins. The senior backcourt tandem of Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. is looking to charge into conference play with just one win. On Wednesday the Mountaineers take on winless Coppin State before a game against Fordham on Saturday.
Conference play is slated to fire up after the non-conference game against Fordham. There is one more non-conference game in the middle of conference play when the Mountaineers host the Kentucky Wildcats on January 27th. That is going to be an incredible showdown and an extremely tough ticket to get.
— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) December 18, 2017
Bob Huggins spent the off week working on how he can get his team to turn up the pressure on opposing teams. They spent the off week focusing on how they can improve #PressVirginia.