Week 4 in College football brought few upsets but many close calls. The Mountaineers faced a relatively close call against the Maryland Terrapins, 31-21, causing some pollsters to keep the Mountaineers static in the polls or even demote them in their balloting. A similar close call was seen in Baton Rouge, where LSU survived a scare from an under-achieving Auburn squad, 12-10.
The only real big upset of the weekend occured in the Big XII conference opener between Kansas State and Oklahoma. The win by the Wildcats, in Norman, propelled KSU into the top 10 of all the major polls and sent the Sooners into the middle teens of the polls.
The results of the weekend also led to some teams such as Rutgers and Baylor breaking into the polls for the first time this season.
As far as WVU is concerned, the Mountaineers checked in at 9th in the AP Poll (down one spot from 8th) and at 7th in the Coaches’ Poll (same as last week). Once again, in the one poll to rule them all, the Fansided Top 25, the Mountaineers claimed the 6th ranking (up one spot from Week 3).
For those interested, here is how I voted my Top 10 in this week’s Fansided Poll:
3.) Florida State
6.) West Virginia
7.) South Carolina
9.) Kansas State
10.) Notre Dame