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WVU, Pitt Rank Tops Among Best Football Coaching Jobs In Big East

SB Nation's Big East Coast Bias blog ranks Big East schools by which football coaching jobs would be most desirable, and West Virginia and Pitt come out on top.

Morgantown is as feared a road environment as there is in college football (only to be more feared now with beer sales allowed inside), consistently lead the conference in attendance, and their fans travel. For those reasons, we rated West Virginia fan support so highly.

BECB ranks each school in six categories. Here are the results for WVU and Pitt.

Team Tradition In-State Talent Facilities Revenue Fan Support Potential Average
West Virginia 3 7 2 1 1 2 2.7
Pittsburgh 1 3 3 2 7 1 2.8

Pitt is penalized pretty heavily for its lack of fan support.

Pitt ranked in the top 3 in everything except for fan support. Playing off-campus at Heinz Field does not help the situation, nor does failing to meet on-field expectations.

Still, both WVU and Pitt are ranked well ahead of every other Big East school. After those two come Louisville, followed by Cincinnati, Syracuse, South Florida, Rutgers, and UConn.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.