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Combined Social Media Following Lands WVU Football in Top 25



A WVU fan wears a Homefield jacket at the Duke's Mayo Bowl on Dec. 27, 2023 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Mitchell Northam / WV Sports Now)

Much the same way WVU Football was able get ranked in a major poll on the field, the Mountaineers are also one of the top 25 programs in a category that has nothing to do with wins and losses.

Based on the combined totals for X (Twitter), Instagram and Facebook, West Virginia owns the 23rd largest following in college football across those social media platforms. Overall, WVU has accumulated about 838,000 followers. This data was calculated by SkullSparks.

This puts the Mountaineers just behind Texas A&M and just in front of Michigan State. And maybe most importantly, WVU ranks as one of the top Big 12 school moving forward based on Oklahoma and Texas departing the conference for the SEC. The Sooners are ranked eighth a total of 1.9 million and the Longhorns are in the 11 spot with 1.8 million followers. West Virginia is also the only member of the new Big 12 even included in the top 25 at all.

WVU Football Carries Largest Social Media Following in New Big 12

To no surprise, Alabama leads the way as the only team with 4 million followers. The Crimson Tide are followed by (pun intended) by LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson in that order.

While this simply adds proof to what many say about how vast Mountaineer Nation truly is, WVU fans can appreciate this much more this year since it’s coming after a successful 9-4 (6-3) season that ended with a Duke’s Mayo Bowl victory over North Carolina.

Maybe if Neal Brown can continue his team’s climb, that will lead to West Virginia skyrocketing up the charts in terms of followers as well.

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