There's really no defending the Big East this year.
What can I say? I'm a Big East guy, but even I'm beyond trying to argue for this piss-poor conference. They're not going to lose their BCS bid based on one month of football, after years of being much better than their national perception, but the conference has certainly been dreadful this year.
In Week 4, cupcakes were devoured of course, but once again league members failed to capitalize on opportunities for big wins over quality opponents. The top two teams in last week's ranking, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, played tough competition and could have made a statement for the league, but both failed to do so.
So the question is, will they remain at the top, or wallow in the embarrassment of being grouped in with the rest of the league?