Breaking Down West Virginia's Spot in the BCS Rankings

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Breaking Down West Virginia's Spot in the BCS Rankings
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After West Virginia's devastating upset at the hands of Texas Tech, Mountaineer fans woke up the following morning surprised to find that the earth was still simultaneously spinning and revolving around the sun.

Gravity had not been reversed, there was still oxygen to breathe and everyone would still have to clock into work or trudge uphill to class on Monday.

Most importantly, WVU will still have something to play for on the gridiron.

The Mountaineers' once-bright national title hopes were essentially eradicated the moment the Red Raiders were led out of the tunnel by a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Saturday, but the Big 12 Conference title is still well within reach.

Despite the loss, West Virginia still basically controls its own destiny to reach a BCS bowl at season's end.

Here's a breakdown of WVU's current national standing and how the Mountaineers will move forward from now until January.

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