West Virginia is one of the more exciting teams in the country and has huge expectations heading into the 2012 season. The Mountaineers return 14 starters, including eight starters from an offense that averaged over 37 points a contest. Of course, a 70-33 victory over the Clemson Tigers in the BCS Orange Bowl built a lot of momentum heading into their first season in the Big 12.
But with the switch of conferences, the Mountaineers will have a schedule that they aren't quite used to playing. There are no more playing basketball schools; Connecticut, Louisville and Syracuse have been replaced with Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The talent is there, but the level of competition has increased.
With the season quickly approaching, here are the easiest and most difficult games on the West Virginia Mountaineers 2012 schedule.