2012 College Football Rankings: Updated Big East Power Rankings

Updated Big East Power Rankings

9/19/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

FanIQ Big East power rankings: Week 4

September 2,  2012; Louisville, KY USA;  Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) drops back to pass during the first half of play against the Kentucky Wildcats at Papa John's Cardinals Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE
1. Louisville (3-0, 0-0 Big East; LW: No. 1) -- Teddy Bridgewater is a lethal dual-threat weapon under center and is the best quarterback in the conference. He'll need his defense to step up in order to remain unbeaten, however. Next up: at Florida International, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3).

2. Rutgers (3-0, 1-0; LW: No. 3) -- The Knights have reestablished their running game and lit it up on defense. If they can clean up the penalties (31, second worst in nation), they'll contend for the Big East. Next up: at Arkansas, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

3. Cincinnati (2-0, 1-0; LW: No. 2) -- Cincinnati regressed in its sloppy 23-7 win over Delaware State on Saturday, where quarterback Munchie Leageux turned the ball over four times. Next up: BYE

4. Connecticut (2-1, 0-0; LW: No. 5) -- UConn has had some really good-looking defensive performances but have to get some sort of consistency on offense. Next up: at Western Michigan, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN3).

5. Pittsburgh (1-2, 0-1; LW: No. 8) -- Finally. The Panthers looked like the team they were projected to be after upsetting a turnover prone Virginia Tech squad ranked inside the top 15. Next up: vs. Gardner-Webb, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).

6. South Florida (2-1, 0-1; LW: No. 4) -- The Bulls have lost nine of their last 10 conference games. That Skip Holtz's contract extension isn't looking so great now, is it? Next up: at Ball State, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).

7. Temple (1-1, 0-0; LW: No. 7) -- Penn State has won 29 straight games against Temple dating back to 1941. Next up: at Penn State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).

8. Syracuse (1-2, 0-0; LW: No. 6) -- The Orange looked pretty bad in their close 28-17 win over FCS Stony Brook, in which they allowed over 200 yards rushing and lost the time of possession. Next up: at Minnesota, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).

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