Big East Power Rankings – Week 6

The Big East went 2-2 in non-conference play, with Connecticut and Louisville suffering embarrassing home losses. Syracuse, Rutgers, South Florida and Pittsburgh all began Big East action. Here’s how it all breaks down:


wvaNo. 1 West Virginia
(Last week: 2)
Record: 4-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – West Virginia 55, Bowling Green 10
Next Game: 10/08 VS. UCONN

Who wants No. 1 this week? The Mountaineers rolled over Bowling Green, while the Bulls stumbled at Pittsburgh.


cinnNo. 2 Cincinnati
(Last week: 3)
Record: 4-1 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Cincinnati 27, Miami (OH) 0
Next Game: 10/15 VS. LOUISVILLE

Cincinnati may have the best offensive-defensive combo in the Big East.


usfNo. 3 USF
(Last week: 1)
Record: 4-1 (0-1 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – USF 17, PITT 44
Next Game: 10/15 @UCONN

B.J. Daniels was held in check as the Bulls dropped their Big East opener at Pittsburgh.


pittNo. 4 Pittsburgh
(Last week: 6)
Record: 3-2 (1-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – PITT 44, USF 17
Next Game: 10/08 @RUTGERS

Ray Graham and the Panthers finally showed up in their Big East opener.


rutgersNo. 5 Rutgers
(Last week: 7)
Record: 3-1 (1-0 Big East)
Previous Game: WIN – Rutgers 19, Syracuse 16 (2OT)
Next Game: 10/08 VS. PITTSBURGH

The Scarlet Knights pulled one out at the Carrier Dome, but by no means looked impressive doing it.


cuseNo. 6 Syracuse
(Last week: 5)
Record: 3-2 (0-1 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – Syracuse 16, Rutgers 19 (2OT)
Next Game: 10/08 @TULANE

The Orange lost a 10-point fourth quarter lead and then lost the football in double overtime.


louisvilleNo. 7 Louisville
(Last week: 4 )
Record: 2-2 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – Louisville 13, Marshall 17
Next Game: 10/08 @UNC

Lose to FIU. Beat Kentucky. Lose to Marshall. The Cardinals better figure out who they are before opening conference play.


connNo. 8 Connecticut
(Last week: 8 )
Record: 2-3 (0-0 Big East)
Previous Game: LOSS – UCONN 31, Western Michigan 38
Next Game: 10/08 @NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA

The Huskies fumbled away the game against Western Michigan.

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