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Mid-Week Slipup Drops WVU One Spot in New AP Poll

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After splitting its games this past week, West Virginia fell one spot in the latest AP Poll, down to No. 13.

West Virginia had a pair of Big 12 rematches last week against Texas Tech and Kansas State.

In the mid-week game this week, the Mountaineers were upset on the road Wednesday by Texas Tech. The Red Raiders outshot WVU 54.3% to 38.6% to win 89-81.

On Saturday WVU welcomed Kansas State to the Coliseum. In an ugly, tough-it-out style of game, the Mountaineers won 66-57.

Wednesday’s loss kept the Mountaineers from moving up in the poll despite several teams ahead of them dropping games over the weekend. No. 9 Maryland (previously 15) and No. 11 Auburn (previously 17) leap-frogged WVU in this week’s ratings.

Big 12 foes Baylor (No. 1) and Kansas (No. 3) maintained their top rankings again this week. Texas Tech was the first team off the rankings, receiving 66 votes but remaining unranked.

This week the Mountaineers will host Iowa State Wednesday night at the coliseum and travel to face Oklahoma on the road Saturday afternoon.

West Virginia (17-4, 5-3 Big 12) remains third in the Big 12 standings behind Baylor (19-1, 8-0) and Kansas (18-3, 7-1). The Sooners (14-7, 4-4) are in a four-way tie for fourth place and the Cyclones (9-12, 2-6) are tied for eighth.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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