College Football Preseason Rankings 2011: Does Big East Deserve BCS Bowl Bid?
It’s definitely a question that has gotten discussed every year since former Big East teams like Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College left for the ACC. And since that expansion of the ACC, the Big East has gone 3-4 in BCS Bowl games, but have lost the previous three.
In addition to that, check out both college football preseason polls.
The highest ranked Big East school in the Coaches’ Poll was West Virginia at No. 27 (in the “others receiving votes” section). In the AP Poll, the Mountaineers received the No. 24 place rank, but that was it for the conference.
Now take a look at last season.
The Connecticut Huskies won the Big East, and were the BCS representative.However, even heading into the game, the Huskies weren’t ranked in the Coaches’ Poll, and were only No. 25 in the AP.
But, had UConn played say Nevada, Hawaii, or Boise State, would they have won?
Obviously that question is impossible to answer in terms of what actually happened, but you can make a serious argument against the Big East.
Must be the reason as to why they are getting the TCU Horned Frogs in 2012.
-- John Rozum
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