Big East Power Rankings – Week 4

The big news this weekend in the Big East was off the field, rather than on it, as Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced they were leaving the Big East. But there was still football to be played. Here’s how it all breaks down:

wvaNo. 1 West Virginia
(Last week: 1)
Record: 3-0 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – West Virginia 37, Maryland 31
Next Game: 09/24 VS. NO. 3 LSU

We’ll find out how good the Mountaineers are when they play LSU.

usfNo. 2 USF
(Last week: 2)
Record: 3-0 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – USF 70, Florida A&M 17
Next Game: 09/24 VS. UTEP

The Bulls have proven that they have no problems against inferior opponents.

louisvilleNo. 3 Louisville
(Last week: 8 )
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Louisville 24, Kentucky 17
Next Game: 10/1 VS. MARSHALL

The Florida International loss doesn’t look at bad now since they are receiving votes in both polls.

pittNo. 4 Pittsburgh
(Last week: 3)
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – Pitt 27, Iowa 31
Next Game: 09/24 VS. NOTRE DAME

Pittsburgh was cruising at one point, 24-3.

cuseNo. 5 Syracuse
(Last week: 4)
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – SU 17, USC 38
Next Game: 09/24 VS. TOLEDO

The Orange badly miss DE Chandler Jones.

cinnNo. 6 Cincinnati
(Last week: 5)
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Cincinnati 59, Akron 14
Next Game: 09/22 VS. NC STATE

NC State will prove to be a tougher foe than Arkon.

rutgersNo. 7 Rutgers
(Last week: 7)
Record: 1-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: BYE
Next Game: 09/24 VS. OHIO

A bye means that the Scarlet Knights didn’t gain – or lose – any ground.

connNo. 8 Connecticut
(Last week: 5)
Record: 1-2 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – Conn 20, Iowa State 24
Next Game: 09/24 @ BUFFALO

For the second week in a row, the Huskies blew a late lead.

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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