Rifle: Mountaineers Ranked No. 2

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • November 01, 2011 04:43 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After one week at the top, the West Virginia University rifle team is ranked No. 2 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll.

The Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 GARC), previously ranked No. 2 on Oct. 18, are bumped from the top by defending NCAA champion Kentucky. The Wildcats moved up one spot in this week’s poll on the basis of their NCAA-record 4711 score, shot in a victory over Memphis on Oct. 30, while WVU’s ranking is based on the winning 4688 score the team shot against then-No. 9 Murray State on Sunday.

The CRCA issues new rankings every week this season, and each poll will be based on the team’s most recent reported score.

TCU, the 2010 NCAA champion, remains at No. 3 (4663) for the second straight week, while UTEP and Ole Miss trade spots and are now ranked No. 4 (4659) and No. 5 (4650), respectively.

Alaska-Fairbanks jumps two spots to No. 6 (4647), while Nevada and Army drop one spot each to No. 7 (4641) and No. 8 (4637), respectively. Memphis enters the top 10 at No. 9 (4633), while Nebraska holds steady at No. 10 (4626).

After shooting five matches in three weeks, the Mountaineers will enjoy an open weekend before playing host to the No. 5 Rebels on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the WVU Rifle Range. The match is expected to start at 8 a.m.