The Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll for the week of November 8, 2022, ranked Ole Miss in the No. 1 spot for the third time in school history
WVU previously hosted the 2019 NCAA Rifle Championship on its campus in Morgantown, W.Va.
A two-time NCAA smallbore champion (2017-18), Phillips was also the 2017 NCAA runner-up in air rifle.
Kentucky is at the top of the rankings, followed by TCU, WVU, Nebraska and Akron who will be joined by Murray State, Navy and Air Force at the 2020 NCAA rifle championship in Lexington, KY, next month.
No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 TCU, No. 3 WVU, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 5 Akron dominate the latest NCAA rankings.
The second half of the season has seen Kentucky rise, thanks in part to a slew of victories on the road this month.
Back and forth for the top rifle team ranking has been the name of the game nearly all season for the WVU Mountaineers and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs. The two squads have swapped spots several times this season thus far.