Big East Power Rankings – Week 5

The Big East rebounded with a 5-2 record in Week 4, but many questions still remain as conference play begins. Here’s how it all breaks down:

 

usfNo. 1 USF
(Last week: 2)
Record: 4-0 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – USF 52, UTEP 24
Next Game: 09/29 @PITTSBURGH

B.J. Daniels continues to impress as the Bulls take over the No. 1 spot.

 

wvaNo. 2 West Virginia
(Last week: 1)
Record: 3-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – West Virginia 21, No. 2 LSU 47
Next Game: 10/01 VS. BOWLING GREEN

The Mountaineers looked lost against LSU and hope to rebound against Bowling Green.

 

cinnNo. 3 Cincinnati
(Last week: 6)
Record: 3-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Cincinnati 44, NC State 14
Next Game: 10/01 VS. MIAMI (OHIO)

The Bearcat defense is downright scary and QB Zach Collaros equally so.

 

louisvilleNo. 4 Louisville
(Last week: 3 )
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: BYE
Next Game: 10/01 VS. MARSHALL

The Cardinals lose a little ground despite not playing in Week 4.

 

cuseNo. 5 Syracuse
(Last week: 5)
Record: 3-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – SU 33, Toledo 30 (OT)
Next Game: 10/01 VS. RUTGERS

Another underwhelming performance for the Orange.

 

pittNo. 6 Pittsburgh
(Last week: 4)
Record: 2-2 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – PITT 12, Notre Dame 15
Next Game: 09/29 VS. NO. 14 SOUTH FLORIDA

Pittsburgh lost a second-half lead for the second straight week.

 

rutgersNo. 7 Rutgers
(Last week: 7)
Record: 2-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Rutgers 38, Ohio 26
Next Game: 10/01 @SYRACUSE

The Scarlet Knights had no trouble with Ohio, but get a tougher test next week in the Carrier Dome.

 

connNo. 8 Connecticut
(Last week: 8 )
Record: 2-2 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – UCONN 17, Buffalo 3
Next Game: 10/01 VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN

The Huskies halted their two-game skid.

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