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WVU Basketball Among Five Big 12 Teams in Initial KenPom Top 10

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WVU men's basketball coach Bob Huggin (Tom Bragg/WVSN)

While the country was mostly glued to election results late Tuesday, college basketball fans got a gift in the form of the first batch of KenPom.com team ratings.

Those ratings, while not official in any capacity but often a good barometer for a team’s true standing, were kind to West Virginia and the Big 12.

WVU checks in at No. 8 in the initial KenPom.com ratings — one of five teams from the Big 12 in the top 10. Baylor is No. 1, followed by Kansas at No. 5, Texas Tech at No. 6, West Virginia at No. 8 and Texas at No. 9.

The Mountaineers finished at No. 10 in last season’s KenPom.com ratings prior to the season being cancelled.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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