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WVU Basketball No. 11 in Initial NET Rankings, Receive AP Poll Vote Points



WVU players sang their first Country Roads of the season. (WVSN photo by Kelsie LeRose)

The NCAA released their NET initial rankings for the 2022-23 season on Monday morning. West Virginia comes in at No. 11 in the country and first in the Big 12 Conference. WVU also received eight vote points in the latest AP poll, voted in at No. 35.

The NET rankings are measured by the NCAA Tournament committee come Selection Sunday in March. The computerized system factors in opponents, location of game and win margin.

Big 12 in the AP Poll:

No. 2 Texas

No. 6 Kansas

No. 12 Baylor

No. 20 Iowa State

No. 24 TCU

RV: Texas Tech (10), West Virginia (8), Kansas State (1)

WVU sits at 6-2 with losses to Purdue and Xavier. West Virginia has impressive blowout wins over Florida and Xavier but is still looking for their first quad-1 win of the season. UAB comes to Morgantown next Saturday, which will be WVU’s next quad-2 game.

West Virginia will look to shift focus to heading back to Morgantown as they host Navy on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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