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Coming off of a 5-7 season, many expect WVU to struggle once again in 2023. Neal Brown, who has compiled a 22-25 record in four seasons, will be coaching for his job under new athletic director Wren Baker. If he hopes to be retained in Morgantown, he will have to have his team ready to go each and every Saturday.
Many outlets have revealed their Big 12 power rankings following spring ball, and the Mountaineers have been featured at the very bottom in almost all of them.
SG1 Sports, a College Football based channel on YouTube, recently revealed their Big 12 Post-Spring Power rankings. West Virginia was given a surprising rating by the channel, making it the highest ranking for the Mountaineers by anyone going into 2023.
The Mountaineers come in at 10th, above Houston, Iowa State, BYU, and Cincinnati. Given that the program has had it much worse than those as of late, this may come as a shock to many.
Here are SG1 Sports’ Post-Spring Big 12 rankings:
3. Kansas State
5. Texas Tech
9. Oklahoma State
10. West Virginia
12. Iowa State
The channel also predicted WVU’s record for 2023 in another video. They have the Mountaineers finishing at 5-7 for the third time in five seasons.