Rutgers has been the most surprising team in the Big East so far this season. The No. 15 Scarlet Knights have been very good on both sides of the ball and are now a legitimate BCS threat as they continue to climb the polls.
This Rutgers team is the leader in what is a three-horse race in the Big East with No. 16 Louisville and No. 21 Cincinnati falling in line right behind the Scarlet Knights.
The departure of Greg Schiano was expected to be a big loss for the Scarlet Knights, dropping them back into the bottom of the Big East. The opposite has happened as the Knights are pushing for a major BCS bowl at season's end.