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WVU in middle of pack according to Big 12 and USA Today

The Big 12 Conference preseason coaches poll as well as the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll were released this morning. The Mountaineers came in a little lower than expected in the Big 12 Poll as voted on by Big 12 coaches.

Big 12 preseason

The Mountaineers fared a little better in the initial USA Today Coaches Poll coming in ranked 23rd in the nation. Interestingly enough the Mountaineers came in as the 5th ranked Big 12 team. The descrepancy? The Texas Longhorns are ranked 4th in the Big 12 preseason poll while not making the USA Today top 25.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky 38-1 749 11 NR 0
1 North Carolina 26-12 749 12 NR 0
3 Maryland 28-7 723 5 NR 0
4 Duke 35-4 686 3 NR 0
5 Kansas 27-9 675 1 NR 0
6 Virginia 30-4 667 0 NR 0
7 Iowa St. 25-9 541 0 NR 0
8 Oklahoma 24-11 520 0 NR 0
9 Villanova 33-3 498 0 NR 0
10 Arizona 34-4 477 0 NR 0
11 Gonzaga 35-3 468 0 NR 0
12 Wichita St. 30-5 461 0 NR 0
13 Michigan St 27-12 386 0 NR 0
14 California 18-15 350 0 NR 0
15 Indiana 20-14 312 0 NR 0
16 Utah 26-9 250 0 NR 0
17 Wisconsin 36-4 181 0 NR 0
18 Notre Dame 32-6 172 0 NR 0
19 Louisiana State 22-11 163 0 NR 0
20 Vanderbilt 21-14 153 0 NR 0
21 Baylor 24-10 145 0 NR 0
22 Butler 23-11 132 0 NR 0
23 West Virginia 25-10 125 0 NR 0
24 Purdue 21-13 110 0 NR 0
24 Connecticut 20-15 110 0 NR 0

The Mountaineers finished 5th in the Big 12 last season with a 11-7 conference record and 23-9 overall record regular season record.

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Jeremy Simon
Jeremy Simon
Founder and publisher of BlueGoldSports.com, Jeremy is also a contributor to USA Today as well as covers the Mountaineers for Athlon Sports. Follow on Twitter @JSi07
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