In his updated Bracketology bracket, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has placed West Virginia as a number one seed in the South Region.
I now wear a helmet when posting a new bracket. It’s already been that kind of season! 🤓 NCAAM Bracketology – ESPN https://t.co/uL3N0o4hLF
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) January 11, 2018
Last week, the Mountaineers were listed by Lunardi as a second seed in the East Region.
The improvement comes as WVU defeated the seventh ranked Oklahoma Sooners. The win and subsequent losses by teams ranked ahead of the (at the time, sixth ranked) Mountaineers propelled the program to it’s first ranking of second in the nation for the first time in 58 years.
West Virginia barely escaped with a win against Baylor on Tuesday night. Both the Oklahoma and Baylor games were at home.
Whether WVU can hold on to the number one seed, according to Lunardi, hangs in the balance with their game this Saturday afternoon against the eighth ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road.
According to Joe Lunardi, the Red Raiders currently stand as a four seed.
The other one seeds are Villanova, Michigan State and Virginia.
West Virginia previously defeated Virginia this season 68-61.