CBS Sports published their list of best college football teams by state. The biggest surprise? The Mountaineers are not listed. CBS Sports explained their stance by stating:
“West Virginia: Marshall — WVU is a good team, don’t get us wrong, but it’s hard to argue with Marshall’s success under Doc Holliday, particularly the last few years. He and the Herd have amassed a 33-8 record with a 10-3 mark in 2015. Meanwhile, Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers are 36-28 since his arrival with a 8-5 record one season ago. The Herd are Thundering through the state right now.”
Yes WVU is 12-0 all time against the Herd and yes the Mountaineers play in a significantly tougher conference than Marshall. However, it does look as though winning matters in this opinion poll and unfortunately for Dana Holgorsen and company the Herd have far exceeded the Mountaineers as of late.
West Virginia is the only state that does not have a power five conference team listed with the exception of those states without a power five team. The also selected Pitt as the best college football team in the state of Pennsylvania and TCU in the state of Texas.
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