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WVU Climbs in AP, Coaches Polls

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The national rankings were kind to West Virginia during its bye week as the Mountaineers rose in both the AP and Coaches Polls when the Top 25 was revealed on Sunday.

WVU moves up from 25 to 23 in the AP Poll and from 22 to 19 in the Coaches.

The Mountaineers have been searching for answers in the past two weeks since falling in back-to-back games at Texas Tech and home against Kansas State. The games that played out while West Virginia took its final bye week of the regular season worked to the team's advantage as far as the number posted next to its name for the week leading up to Saturday's meeting with TCU in Morgantown.

Kansas State remains the top-rated team in the Big 12 after the Wildcats put up a big win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at home in Manhattan. KSU had been ranked No. 4 in both polls last week, but after Florida's loss to Georgia, the Wildcats moved up to the third spot in each.

Notre Dame slides into the vacant No. 4 position after defeating another Big 12 team, Oklahoma, 30-13. The loss dropped the Sooners to 14 and 12 in the AP and Coaches Polls, respectively.

Texas Tech is the only other conference team ranked in both polls at 20 in each, while Texas and Oklahoma State are 22 and 24 in the Coaches, but merely receiving votes in the AP.

West Virginia gets back on the field at 3 p.m. on Saturday when the Horned Frogs come to town for a game that will be televised on FOX.

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