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National Analyst Ranks WVU Football in Pre-Spring Top 25



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WVU managed to slide into the final top 25 for last season of one major poll and now a national analyst feels the Mountaineers deserve to stay there with spring on the horizon.

West Virginia is ranked in the No. 23 spot in Fox Sports’ RJ Young’s Pre-Spring Top 25. Young has WVU ahead of Louisville and USC and right in front of Kentucky.

In addition to WVU, the Big 12 is well represented overall. Kansas State is the highest ranked Big 12 program at No. 16 followed by Arizona and Kansas at No. 18 and No. 19, respectively.

The hype around the 2024 Mountaineers stems from WVU’s surprising success in 2023 and the fact most of the key contributors are returning. West Virginia finished 9-4, including a Duke’s Mayo Bowl win, and 6-3 in Big 12 play. Garrett Greene is now being recognized by some experts as one of the best quarterbacks in all of college football.

This spring top 25 comes out a couple days after another outlet showed West Virginia with +1900 odds to win the Big 12 Conference title in 2024.

Earlier in the week, WVU and head coach Neal Brown agreed to a program friendly contract extension that goes through the 2027 season.

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WVU director of athletics Wren Baker offered his own thoughts on the state of the West Virginia program as part of the news.

“I am pleased with the progress I’ve seen in our football program since arriving last year,” Baker said. “I believe this contract amendment allows us to continue to build on our momentum as we begin our first year in the new and expanded Big 12 Conference. I’m appreciative of the effort Coach Brown and his staff put into developing the young people in our program both on and off the field.”

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