Posted by Chip Patterson
This week's polls have been released. Here's how the Big East fared, from the top of the polls to the bottom, and what it means.
Others receiving votes: West Virginia knocked off Cincinnati and blew the Big East race wide open. Now both the Mountaineers and the Bearcats find themselves receiving a few votes from the pollsters, but neither collected enough to make it into the Top 25.
The Big East's absence of power could end up costing them their spot in the Champs Sports Bowl if things continue in this manner. The Orlando-based bowl game has the option to replace their Big East team (slotted as the #2) with Notre Dame once in every four-year cycle. Between Notre Dame's late-season push and the Big East's inability to make a splash on the national scene, it would not come as a huge surprise. Rutgers also received some votes in the coaches poll, though the Scarlet Knights made no AP ballots.
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Big East poll reactions, Week 11
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:26 am
Edited on: November 14, 2011 10:28 am
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