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Mountaineers Enter Top 10, Four Big 12 Teams Remain Ranked

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at West Virginia

In the newest AP Poll released on Sunday, four Big 12 teams remain ranked like last week, but a one team is out, while another team is back in. The Oklahoma Sooners, despite a 30+ point win, fell one spot to No. 7, while West Virginia moves itself up three places to No. 9, Texas fell a spot to No. 19, and Oklahoma State is back into the Top 25 at No. 25. Texas Tech fell from the rankings after its loss to West Virginia in Lubbock on Saturday.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Alabama(58) 5-0 1497
2 Georgia 5-0 1405
3 Ohio State(1) 5-0 1395 1
4 Clemson(1) 5-0 1278 1
5 LSU 5-0 1233
6 Notre Dame 5-0 1216 2
7 Oklahoma 5-0 1193 1
8 Auburn 4-1 1002 2
9 West Virginia 4-0 998 3
10 Washington 4-1 978 1
11 Penn State 4-1 920 2
12 UCF 4-0 759 1
13 Kentucky 5-0 707 4
14 Stanford 4-1 700 7
15 Michigan 4-1 687 1
16 Wisconsin 3-1 642 1
17 Miami 4-1 600 1
18 Oregon 4-1 462 1
19 Texas 4-1 403 1
20 Michigan State 3-1 281 1
21 Colorado 4-0 225 NR
22 Florida 4-1 210 NR
23 NC State 4-0 118 NR
24 Virginia Tech 3-1 89 NR
25 Oklahoma State 4-1 88 NR

The biggest crock in the Top 25 is Clemson still in the Top 5. The Tigers have not played very well this season and is not deserving of its Top 5 ranking. This is one of the many flaws of the poll, that people simply vote based on if a team wins or stays undefeated, not how they win, or how they lose a game.

I was also surprised to see Oklahoma State back into the Top 25 since all they did was beat Kansas, but then again, teams ranked No. 20, 22, 23, 24, and 25 all lost, and Boise State was receiving the most votes of teams that were left unranked. So considering the Pokes blew out the Broncos, this ranking does make more sense.

Either way, it sets up a fantastic weekend in the Big 12, with Oklahoma facing Texas in the Red River Rivalry, with both teams ranked for the first time in six years. Even College GameDay will be in Dallas for the game next week.

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