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WVU picked to finish eighth in Media Preseason Poll

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–After losing several clutch players, the West Virginia University football team is picked to finish eighth in the 2019 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll.

The Mountaineers lost starting quarterback Will Grier along with starting wide receivers Gary Jennings, David Sills and Marcus Simms.

Last season’s Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year David Long Jr. is also gone along with several other familiar faces.

Oklahoma was chosen to finish at the top of the standings for the fourth consecutive year.

The Sooners notched 68 of the 77 first-place selections while Texas was picked second with the other nine first-place votes.

The Big 12 will have four new faces on the sidelines in 2019 as KU (Les Miles), K-State (Chris Klieman), TTU (Matt Wells) and WVU (Neal Brown) feature new head coaches.

2019 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll
1. Oklahoma (68) — 761
2. Texas (9) — 696
3. Iowa State — 589
4. TCU — 474
5. Oklahoma State — 460
6. Baylor — 453
7. Texas Tech — 281
8. West Virginia — 241
9. Kansas State — 191
10. Kansas — 89

(first-place votes in parenthesis)

Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS


Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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