Oct 13, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith (12) drops back to pass against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at Jones AT

Initial BCS Poll Has Mountaineers at 13


Fresh on the heels of a monumental defeat, the Mountaineers took a dive down the polls. The voters in all the major polls dropped the Mountaineers from the top 5 to the teens in each ranking. WVU’s lack-luster performance on Saturday led to their premier at #13 in the BCS poll.

The voters in the AP Poll were relatively harsh on the Mountaineers, dropping them from #5 to #17 this week. Maybe the pollsters aren’t impressed by 42 point losses?

Similarly, the Coaches’ Poll put the Mountaineers in their place as well. The coaches took a little more pity on the Mountaineers, only dropping them 11 spots, from #4 to #15 this week.

The BCS Poll debuted with West Virginia at #13. WVU placed #15 in both the Coaches’ and Harris Polls, but the computers gave WVU a little push based on their strength of schedule thus far.  With the schedule set to only get more difficult, there is plenty of opportunity for the Mountaineers to climb back into the top 5.

Of course, in the Fansided Top 25, the one poll that matters, West Virginia fell from #4 to #17. Our writers were far less impressed with WVU’s loss than the AP or the Coaches. For the record, I voted for WVU at #15. Here is the top 10 as I see it:

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida
  4. Kansas State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Ohio State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. LSU
  9. Oregon State
  10. South Carolina

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