2009-10 Big East Conference Football Preview

Chris Copeland@@TracktheBetAnalyst IAugust 9, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 01:  Tony Pike #15 of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks on against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Dolphin Stadium on January 1, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

2009-2010 Big East Conference Preview

1. Cincinnati 9-3 (6-1)
2. West Virginia 8-4 (5-2)
3. Rutgers 8-4 (4-3)
4. South Florida 7-5 (4-3)
5. UCONN 5-7 (4-3)
6. Pittsburgh 6-6 (3-4)
7. Louisville 5-7 (2-5)
8. Syracuse 3-9 (0-7)

Conference Overview
Even though Cincinnati lost almost every starter on the defensive side of the ball, the Bearcats have the most explosive offense in the Big East. That's enough to give them the edge. WVU, Rutgers, and UCONN will all be implementing new QBs, though Jarrett Brown of WVU isn’t really inexperienced. If he or the new gunslinger at Rutgers steps up, the Big East race will get very interesting come early December.

Bowl Ties
BCS Game- Cincinnati
Gator Bowl- West Virginia
Meineke Bowl- Rutgers
Papajohns.com Bowl- South Florida
International Bowl- UCONN
St. Petersburg Bowl- Pittsburgh


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