MORGANTOWN — The WVU rifle team stands at No. 1 in the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) rankings.
This week’s rankings are based on NCAA Team Selection Rankings, which are made up of a squad’s top three scores earned at three different venues. The Mountaineers (12-0, 8-0 Great America Rifle Conference) claim the nation’s best average of 4737.
TCU ranks No. 2, with a 4726.67 average, with Kentucky No. 3, Murray State No. 4 and Alaska-Fairbanks No. 5.
The Mountaineers complete their regular-season slate and shoot for their fifth straight and conference-best 11th GARC regular-season title against on Sunday, at the Shell Building.
Following a week off from competition, Mountaineers Zeke Moisey and Jacob A. Smith remain in the national rankings, as announced by FloWrestling, Intermat and The Open Mat.
Moisey (125 pounds), a redshirt junior from Northampton, Pa., appears at No. 13 via The Open Mat, No. 15 by Intermat and No. 16 via FloWrestling.
Moisey is tied for the team lead with 16 wins.
Smith (197 pounds), a redshirt senior from Charleston, checks into Intermat at No. 18. He has a 7-5 overall record.
WVU (3-5, 2-3 Big 12) travels to Colorado for Big 12 matches at Air Force and Northern Colorado.
The Mountaineers will take on the Falcons for the first time in program history on Friday. The match will be streamed live via FloWrestling.
On Saturday, WVU will square off against the Bears (2-7, 1-2 Big 12) for the first time in Big 12 action. The two squads first met in 2013, as the Mountaineers took a 35-4 victory in a neutral site meeting at the Hoosier Duals.