WVU Ninth In Latest CFP Ranking
West Virginia didn’t get as much bounce as it expected, or should have received, in the latest College Football Playoff rankings after its win on the road over ranked Texas.
Despite one of the most impressive performances of the weekend, WVU moved up just four spots in Tuesday evening’s rankings. LSU, which was shut out at home by Alabama and now has two losses on the season, fell just a handful of spots to seventh, while Washington State came in just ahead of the Mountaineers at No. 8.
Oklahoma, at No. 6, is the highest ranked Big 12 team, while Texas is 19th and Iowa State 22nd. North Carolina State, which WVU lost the chance to play due to Hurricane Florence, is 14th. The loss of that game, should it have been a WVU win, might have been a difference in one or two slots in this week’s rankings.
Playoff Selection Committee chair Rob Mullens had this to say about West Virginia:
“Impressive road win versus a ranked Texas team, and we were really impressed with Will Grier’s leadership and the resiliency that the Mountaineers showed, particularly on that last drive, and then the two-point conversion.”
Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold the top four spots in this week’s rankings, followed by Georgia at No. 5. Ohio State rounds out the top ten.