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It should be no shock to anyone that the Mountaineers will have virtually no expectations going into 2023. Following a 2022 season that saw the boys in Gold and Blue finish with a 5-7 record, the program will be under a plethora of scrutiny and Neal Brown will be firmly on the hot seat.
As outlets begin to release their 2023 predictions, we can expect West Virginia to be ranked towards the bottom of virtually all of them.
Athlon Sports, a magazine that is usually very friendly towards the Mountaineers, wasn’t so kind to them in their latest Big 12 Power Rankings. According to the outlet, WVU will be going into 2023 as the WORST team in the Big 12 Conference.
Here are all 14 teams ranked, according to Athlon;
4. Kansas State
5. Texas Tech
9. Oklahoma State
10. Iowa State
14. West Virginia
This did not sit particularly well with Mountaineer Paul, a fantastic WVU focused YouTuber. He shared his thoughts on the matter in the link below.
I 100% DISAGREE with this ranking…Let's talk about this. Talk me on or off the ledge, Link HERE: https://t.co/Le9loDW2u7 pic.twitter.com/rVioI8fn3H
— Mountaineer Paul (@PaulMountaineer) January 24, 2023
If history has proven anything, it’s that these predictions are more often than not wildly incorrect.
Don’t sweat it, Mountaineer Nation. Our boys are NOT the worst team in the Big 12 going into 2023.