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WVU Jumps Back Into Top 10 in AP Poll

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CHARLESTON -

After WVU's dominating 69-34 victory at Mountaineer Field on Saturday afternoon against Marshall, the Mountaineers have found themselves back in the top 10 of the AP Poll for the first time since Week 2 of the 2008 season.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen's troops slide in at No. 9 this week, after Michigan's loss to Alabama dropped the Wolverines eleven spots from No. 8 to No. 19.  The Mountaineers are tied in points this week with South Carolina after the Gamecocks narrowly defeated Vanderbilt on the road Thursday night.

The Crimson Tide's convincing victory, which included soaring out to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter over Michigan, was also enough for the nation's voters to vault them to No. 1 in the country, surpassing USC.

The Trojans slide in at number two, followed by LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma, respectively.  The Ducks and Sooners switched spots after OU struggled on the road against UTEP and Oregon soared by Arkansas State.

Florida State moved one spot to No. 6, followed by Georgia and Arkansas.  WVU and South Carolina are tied with 980 points at No. 9, however, both schools are only 12 points away from the Razorbacks at No. 8.

Five Big 12 teams are ranked inside the top 20, and Kansas State falls just outside of it at No. 21.

Earlier on Tuesday, WVU's Geno Smith and Isaiah Bruce were named the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances on Saturday against the Thundering Herd.  Smith completed 32-of-36 passes and compiled five touchdowns while Bruce racked up 16 tackles and recovered a fumble for a score.

The Mountaineers are off this weekend before traveling to FedEx Field in D.C. on September 15th to take on FCS-foe James Madison.

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