Shocking Amount of Time Since West Virginia Football Was Last Ranked

Cover Photo by Keith Srakocic

Morgantown, West Virginia – At one point in time, the West Virginia Mountaineers were a perennial Top 25 team. If the Mountaineers weren’t in the Top 25, they were on the cusp of being ranked.

However, it has been a very, very long time since West Virginia has been ranked. How long?

Try 1,455 days since West Virginia was in the Top 25. That’s right, the last time the Mountaineers were in the Top 25 was December 9, 2018.

Dana Holgorsen was the head coach. Tony Gibson was the defensive coordinator. Jake Spavital was the offensive coordinator. And the West Virginia Mountaineers were relevant. 

Since then, West Virginia hasn’t even sniffed the Top 25. The Mountaineers, under Neal Brown, are 21-25 overall and 14-21 in the Big 12 Conference. In addition, West Virginia has zero program-defining wins and has shown little to no progress on the field.