The Pittsburgh Panthers may have smacked around the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, but the Scarlet Knights still kept their perch on top of the Big East standings.
Rutgers is 5-1 in the Big East and 9-2 overall as they head into a pivotal contest against the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday. Despite losing on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights clinched a share of the Big East title thanks to the Cardinals' stunning home loss to Connecticut. A win over the Cardinals would give the Scarlet Knights the Big East title outright.
There's a bit of a traffic jam in the standings behind Rutgers. The Syracuse Orange are 5-2 in Big East play, while both Louisville and Cincinnati are 4-2. If the Cardinals beat the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, there could potentially be a four-way tie and Louisville would get the Big East's BCS bid.
Pittsburgh and Connecticut moved to 2-4 in conference with their upset victories. Temple and South Florida bring up the rear.
Here are the full Big East standings:
Big East Conference Standings
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights||5||1||9||2|
|South Florida Bulls||1||5||3||8|