The 2019 college football season is just a little over a month away, and the start of a new era in Morgantown will officially begin. After the churn of the 2019 off-season, only one thing is certain — Neal Brown and his staff will be tested early and often in their first year.
Many college football experts rank the Mountaineers’ schedule as the toughest in the Big 12 Conference, and it’s easy to see why. West Virginia will play two of its three non-con games against Power Five teams: on the road at Missouri and in Morgantown against NC State. That makes 11 of West Virginia’s 12 games against P5 opponents. Only three other schools in Division I Football (Boston College, Purdue and Stanford) have 11 games scheduled versus P5 opponents.
The Mountaineers clearly have their work cut out for them this fall, but who will be the toughest opponents? Here, we give you the definitive ranking of West Virginia’s 2019 opponents.
Let’s get to it.