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Big East Football Standings 2012: Pittsburgh moves up to No. 6

After winning their first conference game of the season, the Pittsburgh Panthers are now sixth in the Big East.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

After beginning the season 0-3 in Big East play, the Pittsburgh Panthers got their first conference win of the season on Saturday, knocking off Temple, 47-17.

With the win, the Panthers jumped ahead of Connecticut and South Florida and into sixth place in the Big East. Pittsburgh is tied with Cincinnati with one win each, but the Bearcats have two fewer conference losses than the Panthers.

Rutgers and Louisville remain atop the Big East standings, and each have yet to lose a conference game. Rutgers lost its first game of the year on Saturday, but are atop the conference standings with a 4-0 Big East record. Louisville got a scare from Cincinnati, but held on for a 34-31 win and are 3-0 in conference play.

The complete Big East standings through Week 9 are below:

Big East Football Standings

1) Rutgers (4-0, 7-1)
2) Louisville (3-0, 8-0)
3) Syracuse (3-1, 4-4)
4) Temple (2-2, 3-4)
5) Cincinnati (1-1, 5-2)
6) Pittsburgh (1-3, 4-4)
7) Connecticut (0-3, 3-5)
8) South Florida (0-4, 2-6)

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