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West Virginia and Pittsburgh will look to make noise in conference play in the weekend before the BCS rankings are released.
The Pittsburgh Panthers look to rebound from a tough Friday-night loss to the Syracuse Orange and claim their first Big East conference victory Saturday against the undefeated Louisville Cardinals.
The Cardinals, along with the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights, make up a trio of Big East squads that are nationally ranked and undefeated on the year. Rutgers will be tested this weekend against the Syracuse Orange, while Cincinnati takes on the FCS Fordham Rams.
In the Big 12, the West Virginia Mountaineers will head to Lubbock, Texas, to take on the Texas Tech Raiders in a key Big 12 showdown as the Mountaineers look to stay undefeated and continue climbing in the eyes of pollsters as the BCS rankings loom. The No. 5 Mountaineers are pacing the Big 12 at 2-0 in conference play, tied for first in the Big 12 with the No. 6 Kansas State Wildcats.
Here is this weekend's Big East and Big 12 schedule:
Syracuse Orange vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Oct. 13, 12 p.m., Big East Network
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones, Oct. 13, 12 p.m., FX
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas Jayhawks, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Fordham Rams vs. Cincinnati Bearcats, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., ESPN3