Here we will take a look at the West Virginia Mountaineers' most hated football opponents of all time. They are in no particular order, but before we get started i would like to give honorable mentions to the following schools:
Game played: 58, Series edge: Syracuse 31-27
This game received more attention in the past. Even though the Orange defeated the Mountaineers during West Virginia's homecoming last season, it has been lopsided in recent years with WVU winning eight of the last 10.
But with a new head coach in Doug Marrone the Orange are sure to improve.
Games played: 1, Series Edge: Michigan 1-0
This game was played in 1904 and the Maize and Blue defeated the Mountaineers 130 - 0. No that's not a typo, this is the record largest margin of defeat for WVU.
The reason fans don't like Michigan is because of the recent coaching "raid" that the Big Ten school has hit West Virginia with, both in basketball and football. However now with Rich Rodriguez being let go, it makes it easier to put Michigan on the honorable mention list.
There may not be a lot of downs played between these two teams but there is a feeling of competition for West Virginia fans.
WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON
Games played: 34, Series edge: Washington & Jefferson 20-2-2
Most people don't even know about Washington & Jefferson, yet from 1891 to 1935 it could be easily argued that they were West Virginia's biggest rival.
West Virginia's first game in school history was against the Washington & Jefferson Presidents; WVU lost 72 - 0.