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Slaton, White could lead Mountaineers to new heights

Since underclassmen have made their stay-or-go declarations, it's time to take another look at the Top 25 for 2006. With Vince Young leaving Texas, there's a new No. 1.

Originally Published: January 20, 2006
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Picking the 2006 Top 25 in January is dumber than an improvised lateral on the dead run to an unsuspecting teammate. (Was that really you, Reggie Bush?) But that's the job here, with a mild re-write after underclassmen have made their stay-or-go declarations for the NFL draft:

Here's the first word on next season:

1. West Virginia Mountaineers Why: One of the surprise teams of 2005 should be better in '06. Quarterback Pat White and running back Steve Slaton were amazingly productive ...

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