West Virginia Ranks 1st in Strength of Schedule

(Photo by WVU Athletics)

Despite finishing with a disappointing 5-7 record, the Mountaineers ended the 2022 season in some elite company.

According to Power Rankings Guru, West Virginia had the nation’s toughest schedule in College Football this year. The average ranking for their opponents was 31st, an entire five spots ahead of the second team on the list (Texas, 36th).

So while it is okay to have your frustrations with this season’s team, they had quite the hill to climb. They opened the season all the way back on September 1st against 17th ranked Pittsburgh, and played their last ranked team on October 29th against 7th-ranked TCU.

Any other team would have struggled to find even five wins with this gauntlet. This could potentially be ammunition Neal Brown will use in pleading for one more season in Morgantown.