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Mountaineers Crack AP Top 10

Marshall v West Virginia

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — West Virginia, which entered the season at No. 11, has moved up to No. 9 in the new AP college football poll following a 69-34 win over Marshall in Saturday’s 2012 opener at Milan Puskar Stadium.

This is the first time since the third week of the 2008 season the Mountaineers have been ranked that high in the AP poll. They are one of six Big XII teams to remain in the AP Top 25.

WVU has also been bumped up to No. 8 in the coaches’ poll. The Mountaineers will try to improve upon both rankings Sept. 15 when they take on James Madison at FedEx Field in Landover, MD.

Click here to view both polls in their entirety.

Also receiving two top-25 votes in the new AP poll was former Big East rival Cincinnati, which hosts Pitt Thursday night at 8:00 at UC’s Nippert Stadium on SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (45) 1-0 1,481 2
2 USC (11) 1-0 1,435 1
3 LSU (4) 1-0 1,382 3
4 Oregon 1-0 1,295 5
5 Oklahoma 1-0 1,170 4
6 Florida State 1-0 1,135 7
7 Georgia 1-0 1,083 6
8 Arkansas 1-0 992 10
9 West Virginia 1-0 980 11
9 South Carolina 1-0 980 9
11 Michigan State 1-0 915 13
12 Clemson 1-0 788 14
13 Wisconsin 1-0 664 12
14 Ohio State 1-0 634 18
15 Virginia Tech 1-0 604 16
16 Nebraska 1-0 603 17
17 Texas 1-0 584 15
18 Oklahoma State 1-0 558 19
19 Michigan 0-1 446 8
20 TCU 0-0 355 20
21 Kansas State 1-0 339 22
22 Notre Dame 1-0 198 NR
23 Louisville 1-0 190 25
24 Florida 1-0 145 23
25 Stanford 1-0 131 21

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/polls/ap/#ixzz25WzuQlGk

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