Before we get into power rankings and awards, I wanted to take a moment to address an issue roiling the fanbase: ESPN+ and our upcoming tilt with Kansas.
A number of people have commented that it’s “disrespectful” to WVU and it’s fans to put the game on ESPN’s streaming service exclusively. It’s not. I could write an entire article explaining why the decision to use ESPN+ vs a dedicated Big XII network was an incredibly smart idea by the conference, but that’s not really related to the question posed by some fans.
The reason the two Kansas games are on ESPN+ is pretty simple, the network wanted to make the product worth the (relatively low) price of admission.