Rifle: WVU Reclaims No. 2 Ranking


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
November 15, 2011 04:18 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One week after dropping to No. 3, the West Virginia University rifle team reclaimed the No. 2 spot on this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll.

The Mountaineers (6-0, 4-0 GARC) were last ranked No. 2 on Nov. 1. This week’s ranking is based on WVU’s last recorded score, a winning 4671 mark, shot against then-No. 5 Ole Miss on Nov. 12.

TCU ascended to the top ranking after shooting 4696 in a win at Jacksonville State on Nov. 13, while Kentucky, the No. 1-ranked team for the last two weeks, shot 4664 in a dual-match victory over Ohio State and Murray State on Nov. 12 and fell to No. 3.

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

Army (4658) continued its upward climb and jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 this week. Alaska-Fairbanks (4647) and Jacksonville State (4647) are tied for the No. 5 ranking.

Ole Miss (4646) fell two spots to No. 7, while Nevada (4640) held steady at No. 8. Memphis (4633) and UTEP (4633) round at the top 10 and are tied at No. 9.

The Mountaineers have concluded their fall season and will return to the WVU Rifle Range on Jan. 14, when they play host to No. 13 Akron at 8 a.m.



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