West Virginia has vaulted into many minds as a frontrunner for the Big XII in their first year. The media voted them #2 preseason Big XII. Further, the Media voted Geno Smith 'most likely to replace RGIII as BMOC"
Given their struggles last year, as well as key losses, I would not be surprised if they finished 5th or worse in the Big XII.
Take a gander at last years schedule for WVU.
While Texas was arguably better than their record reflected last year. Having suffered key injuries to all our RB's and losing several close games, WVU squeaked by some rather poor teams.