Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Did West Virginia get blown out this weekend by an unranked Texas Tech team? Yes, it did.
And should the Mountaineers have dropped from its previous ranking of No. 5 in the AP and No. 4 in the coaches' polls? Yes, they should have.
However, in defense of the Mountaineers, they did have to travel across the country in back-to-back weeks.
That could not have been easy on these players, especially after getting back from Austin on Sunday and then traveling from Morgantown, W.Va. to Lubbock, Texas on Friday. That gave them four days of practice and preparation for the Red Raiders.
They should have dropped, but not down to No. 17 in the AP and No. 15 in the coaches' polls.