West Virgina got some love today from Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
Athlon Sports named WVU a preseason No. 12 ranking, and Geno Smith and Tavon Austin were named preseason All-Americans.
Smith was voted second-team quarterback, and Austin was named to the second team at the all-purpose position.
Phil Steele named nearly a dozen players to his preseason lists.
All Big 12 Preseason
First team: Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey
Second team: Geno Smith and Joe Madsen
Third team: Jeff Braun, Josh Jenkins, Jorge Wright and Terence Garvin
Fourth team: Will Clarke, Jewone Snow and Darwin Cook
First team offense: Tavon Austin
Third team offense: Stedman Bailey
Fourth team offense: Geno Smith
Fourth team Special Teams: Tavon Austin