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Big East Basketball Standings 2012: Pitt Floundering, West Virginia On NCAA Tournament Bubble

Pitt will need a miracle to make the NCAA Tournament, while WVU is currently on the bubble.

Heading into Pitt's matchup against South Florida Sunday night, here's a look at the Big East standings so far. This probably isn't how Pitt fans want to look at their team right now, but here we go.

School / conference record / overall

No. 2 Syracuse 13-1 26-1
No. 13 Marquette 11-3 22-5
No. 25 Notre Dame 11-3 19-8
No. 9 Georgetown 10-4 20-5
South Florida 9-4 16-10
No. 18 Louisville 9-5 21-6
Cincinnati 9-5 19-8
West Virginia 7-7 17-10
Seton Hall 7-8 18-9
Connecticut 6-8 16-10
Rutgers 4-9 12-14
Pitt 4-10 15-12
Villanova 4-10 11-15
St. John's 4-10 11-16
DePaul 2-12 11-15
Providence 2-13 13-15

Obviously, with a conference record like 4-10, Pitt will need a miracle to make it to the NCAA Tournament at this point. A win over South Florida on Sunday would certainly help, but only in a drop-in-the-bucket sort of way. (It's pretty surprising that USF is 9-4 in the Big East, by the way -- although the Bulls haven't yet beaten a team that's currently ranked.)

West Virginia currently looks like a March Madness bubble team. The Mountaineers can advance their cause with strong upcoming performances against ranked teams Notre Dame (on the road on Wednesday) and Marquette (at home on Friday).

For more on Big East basketball, check out Big East Coast Bias.

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