One thing is clear about the Big East this year: its consistently inconsistent. After starting 2-0, Rutgers has dropped two straight, while Louisville has won back-to-back conference games for the first time since 2006. After soaring high last week, the Orange crash back to reality. In the ever volatile Big East, here is how it all breaks down.
What do you call a team that is 1-1 in conference play and 3-4 overall in the Big East? A legitimate conference contender. That is where Louisville finds itself with five games left in the season. The Cardinals can take another huge step toward strengthening its position when it hosts Syracuse this Saturday for a noon game.