Morgantown, West Virginia – After the West Virginia’s resounding victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the opening round of the Big 12 Championships, the Mountaineers moved up from #25 to #19 in the NET Rankings.
The NET is the primary ranking system used by the NCAA Selection Committee, which is very good news for the Mountaineers. West Virginia is now 6-12 against Quad 1 teams and 13-1 against Quads 2, 3 and 4 teams.
With that, West Virginia’s overall stock in the NCAA Tournament will continue to rise. Currently, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has the Mountaineers listed as a 9 seed in the South Region, playing the presumed #8 seed Illinois in Birmingham, Alabama. If the Mountaineers were able to get past Illinois in this bracket, they would potentially play the #1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2nd round of the tournament.
West Virginia is back in action today at 2:00PM against the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in the second round of the Big 12 Championships with hopes of continuing to increase their stock for the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia has already won 4 of their last 5 games and a win against Kansas would do wonders for their resume heading into March Madness.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) March 9, 2023