The hunt for the BCS bid in the Big East conference got much clearer today, and it's reverted to a three team race. With two weeks left in the season, Pittsburgh is in the driver's seat while only Connecticut and West Virginia can catch them. Right now as it stands in the conference, the standings look like this:
1. Pittsburgh 4-1 6-4
The Panthers control their own destiny in the Big East. Win out against West Virginia and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will represent the Big East in the BCS.
2. Connecticut 3-2 6-4
Connecticut can win the conference if they win out, and get some help from West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl. A three-way tie benefits the Huskies because they hold wins against both the Panthers and the Mountaineers.
3. West Virginia 3-2 7-3
West Virginia is still alive for the conference title if they can win the Backyard Brawl this Friday in Pittsburgh, and Connecticut loses one of its final two games.
4. Syracuse 4-3 7-4
Syracuse was eliminated from the title picture today, but they have to be happy to going to their first bowl game since 2004.
5. South Florida 3-3 6-4
Also eliminated from the hunt today, Skip Holtz has the Bulls bowl-eligible in his first year in Tampa.
6. Louisville 2-4 5-6
It's been a long season for Charlie Strong's troops, but most of the Cardinals' losses have been hope, so there is hope in Louisville that the program is headed back in the right direction.
7. Cincinnati 2-3 4-6
Butch Jones got his quarterback and his offense back today, but it's too little too late to help the Bearcats this season.
8. Rutgers 1-4 4-6
Rutgers Football forever remains, Rutgers Football.