West Virginia is not a football powerhouse. But the soon to be newest member of the Big 12 next year, is a name. They’ve been on the BCS stage before. Remember their 13-9 loss at home to Pitt? That cost them a berth in the national title game in 2007. Pat White and Steve Slaton were prime-time names in college football for years. West Virginia has been here before.
Plus, they’re 9-3 (respectable enough I suppose in the whacky world of BCS automatic qualifying) and they’re ‘wait for it, wait for it,’ actually ranked! Yeehaw. So after the Mountaineers quietly held on to beat a disappointing USF team in Tampa last night, assuring them at last a share of the comedically mediocre Big East, it kept hope alive that the Big East wouldn’t be the first team to send not only an unranked team to the BCS, but an unranked 5 loss team.
Yup, Louisville completed their season by also beating USF 34-24, assuring themselves of a Big East title as well. Louisville is 7-5, has losse...