Morgantown, West Virginia – Following West Virginia’s upset victory over the Iowa State Cyclones last night, the Mountaineers have moved up in ESPN’s Bracketology by Joe Lunardi.
Lunardi’s updated Bracketology was released this morning and West Virginia is currently listed as one of the “last four byes.” Although still officially on the bubble, the Mountaineers are now listed as a 10 seed and gained a lot of breathing room with their victory over Iowa State.
West Virginia, 17-13 overall and 6-11 in the Big 12 Conference, is 24th in the NET Rankings and has one of the most challenging schedules in the country.
According to Bracketology, the Mountaineers are most likely to play #7 seed Maryland in the West Bracket in Sacramento, California.
However, West Virginia still has one regular season game remaining against Kansas State and then the Big 12 Conference Championship to add to their growing resume. If the Mountaineers can beat Kansas State on Saturday and win a game or two in the Big 12 Championship, they could continue to move up in the NCAA Tournament.