MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – As the college basketball season is set to begin on Tuesday, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi ranked all 358 Division I basketball programs and predicted their season result.
If you’re not familiar with Lunardi, he is one of the best bracketologists in the country, releasing a March Madness prediction bracket every week.
Lunardi ranked West Virginia No. 36 in the country, predicting them to make the Sweet-16. Lunardi did rank the Mountaineers No. 6 in the Big 12.
Here’s Lunardi’s full rankings and predictions for the Big 12 Conference:
Texas Tech (27)
Oklahoma State (31)
West Virginia (36)
Kansas State (79)
Iowa State (114)
- Final Four: Kansas, Texas
- Sweet 16: Baylor, Texas Tech, West Virginia
- NCAA Bubble: Oklahoma
- NIT: TCU, Kansas State
- Asleep: Oklahoma State
Lunardi’s overview on the Big 12 is that Oklahoma State’s ineligibility hurts the conference, as they lose a tournament quality team.