West Virginia Ranked for the First Time Under Neal Brown m

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although West Virginia failed to be included in the AP’s final Top 25 rankings, the Mountaineers finished the season ranked  in the USA Today’s Coaches Poll!

The Mountaineers were 9-4 overall and beat the North Carolina Tarheels 30-10 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl and this is the first time that West Virginia has been ranked during Neal Brown’s tenure as head coach.

After the bowl win, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown had the following to say about whether the Mountaineers belong in the Top 25 or not: “One of the great things about college football games is that you can win your last game. I think bowl games are meaningful and means a lot to us. I think we should be in the Top 25. I think we deserve that. I have a vote and I’ll vote us in. And I think next season we should be a Top 25 preseason team.”

Finishing in the Top 25 is a huge step forward for the Mountaineers and could mean that the team will start the season in the Preseason Top 25 rankings next year.