Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Big Least

It is crazy to think that one team from the Big East will land a spot in a BCS bowl in January. Have you watched any Big East games this season? The sloppy scrimmages being shown during primetime on weekday nights are not good promotion for the Big East brand.
The Big East is absolutely horrible this year, going 2-11 against foes from other automatic qualifying conferences: Connecticut beat Vanderbilt, West Virginia beat Maryland. The Big East is 14-15 against all out of conference FBS opponents.  Not a single team from the Big East is currently in the AP Top 25. That’s quite a resume.
Out of conference games mean a lot in the Big East, since there are only seven conference contests per season. Syracuse still has Boston College at home on November 27th, and South Florida travels to Miami on the same day. These are must wins for the Big East in terms of respect and getting teams into the postseason. It is almost assured the Big East will not have enough bowl eligible teams to play in its six bowl tie-ins. It is almost assured Big East teams will be underdogs in all of their respective postseason games. Oh well, there’s always college basketball.

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