Poll Position II

West Virginia moved up one spot in the USA Today Top 25 coaches poll to #8, but stayed at #9 in the latest version of the AP Poll.

Arkansas' loss to Louisiana Monroe dropped the Razorbacks out of their previous spot in the top ten and allowed WVU to move up one spot in the coaches poll. The Mountaineers earned 1024 points in that poll, and hold a 16-point margin over #9 South Carolina. WVU trails #7 Georgia by 96 points.

Oklahoma (#5), Texas (#12), Kansas State (#14), and TCU (#15) are the other Big 12 schools in this week's coaches poll. West Virginia remained in the ninth spot in the AP poll, garnering 1,017 points. South Carolina, on the strength of a 48-10 win over East Carolina, tallied 1,025 points to take possession of eighth place.

West Virginia earned two fifth-place votes in the AP Poll (Cecil Hurt, Mitch Vingle), while its lowest positioning was nineteen (Ray Ratto).

Other Big 12 teams had a good bit of movement in this week's AP poll. Oklahoma was tied by Florida State for the #9 spot, while Texas moved up three spots to #14 after a rout of New Mexico. Kansas State made a six-position jump to #15 after crushing Miami, while TCU moved up four notches with its blasting of Grambling. Oklahoma State free fell all the way to #36, receiving just 13 votes after getting run off the field in a road loss at Arizona.

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