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It would be somewhat unfair considering it had to play the No. 2 team (and possibly No. 1 when the poll comes out) in the nation, but WVU was at home and did struggle with the LSU Tigers this weekend.
The Tigers rolled past West Virginia 41-27 and outclassed the Mountaineers this weekend.
Although it doesn't seem fair to penalize a team for losing to the No. 2 team in the nation, there are a lot of things working against WVU.
First, the Mountaineers played the game at home. Home losses look bad to AP voters.
Second, the game was a featured national television prime time game, which means a lot of people saw it.
Finally, the Mountaineers play in the Big East. The conference is already under fire with realignment on the horizon, and nationally, it receives very little respect with regards to its football play.
When the polls come out, don't be surprised to see Dana Holgorsen's WVU team on the outside looking in.