Morgantown, W. Va. – The Monday before Christmas brought an early Christmas gift for the West Virginia men’s basketball team. The Mountaineers have finally made their presence back into the AP Top 25 Poll, at spot 25.
The Mountaineers are currently 9-1 with two more games left in 2019 before Big 12 conference play kicks off January 4, 2020 against the currently top ranked Kansas Jayhawks. This is the 100th time the Mountaineers have been ranked in the AP Poll under head coach Bob Huggins, and the 234th week in school history.
The Mountaineers join fellow Big 12 opponents Kansas (1), Baylor (10), and Texas Tech (24).
West Virginia travels to Youngstown, Ohio to take on Youngstown State Saturday, December 21 and then return to the state of Ohio for a showdown in the Cleveland Classic against currently fifth-ranked Ohio State on Sunday, December 29 at Rocket Mortgage Arena.