West Virginia Robbed in Final AP Top 25

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MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Following Michigan’s impressive win over Washington in the College Football National Championship, the Associated Press (AP) released their final Top 25 of the season, and shockingly, the West Virginia Mountaineers were left out.

West Virginia finished second in the “others receiving votes” and #27 overall. The Mountaineers were 9-4 overall and beat the North Carolina Tarheels 30-10 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.  

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.”

The Coaches poll has not yet been released and there’s a chance that West Virginia could still finish in the Top 25 in that poll, but for now, the Mountaineers have still not been ranked during Neal Brown’s tenure.