Friday, June 23, 2017

Preseason Coaches Poll released, WVU snubbed

In what seems to be a yearly occurrence WVU football has been snubbed in some fashion in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll. While in years past the Mountaineers have at least received votes  this year the program seemed to be left completely off the ballot.

To make matters worse schools such as Appalachian State, Marshall, and Northern Illinois have received at least one vote. Even Pitt received 8 votes, let that sink in Mountaineer fans.

With the majority of a potent offensive attack returning including starting QB Skyler Howard, receivers such as Ka’Raun White, Shelton Gibson, and Jovon Durante, not to mention a backfield consisting of the team’s second leading rusher Rushel Shell and newcomer JUCO Offensive Player of the Year Justin Crawford, you would think consideration would be given.

However, just like previous years, WVU and Mountaineer fans alike live for the underdog role. Well the table has been set.

1 Alabama 14-1 1585 55 NR 0
2 Clemson 14-1 1524 7 NR 0
3 Oklahoma 11-2 1398 0 NR 0
4 Florida State 10-3 1351 1 NR 0
5 Ohio State 12-1 1321 0 NR 0
6 Louisiana State 9-3 1241 0 NR 0
7 Stanford 12-2 1149 0 NR 0
8 Michigan 10-3 1062 0 NR 0
9 Notre Dame 10-3 1034 0 NR 0
10 Tennessee 9-4 960 1 NR 0
11 Michigan State 12-2 901 0 NR 0
12 Mississippi 10-3 792 0 NR 0
13 Houston 13-1 668 0 NR 0
14 Texas Christian 11-2 649 0 NR 0
15 Iowa 12-2 579 0 NR 0
16 Georgia 10-3 525 0 NR 0
17 Southern California 8-6 468 0 NR 0
18 Washington 7-6 454 0 NR 0
19 Oklahoma State 10-3 426 0 NR 0
20 North Carolina 11-3 422 0 NR 0
21 Baylor 10-3 383 0 NR 0
22 Oregon 9-4 361 0 NR 0
23 Louisville 8-5 331 0 NR 0
24 UCLA 8-5 296 0 NR 0
25 Florida 10-4 245 0 NR 0
Others Receiving Votes

Miami (Fla.) 120; Wisconsin 82; Utah 73; Boise State 73; Washington State 47; Texas A&M 37; Texas 34; Arkansas 34; Northwestern 31; Navy 30; Mississippi State 19; San Diego State 18; Nebraska 17; Auburn 17; Western Kentucky 11; Pittsburgh 8; Brigham Young 6; Appalachian State 4; Duke 3; Arizona 2; Marshall 2; Toledo 2; South Florida 2; Memphis 1; Indiana 1; Northern Illinois 1.

List of Voter

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