2012 College Football Rankings: Week 6 Big East Power Rankings

Big East Power Rankings: Week 6

10/2/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

FanIQ Big East Power Rankings: Week 6

September 29, 2012; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Louisville Cardinals running back Jeremy Wright (28) is tackled by Southern Miss Golden Eagles defensive back Jacorius Cotton (28) during their game at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook - US PRESSWIRE
1. Louisville (5-0, 0-0; LW: No. 1) -- The Cardinals struggled big time against a winless Southern Miss team — one that lost to Western Kentucky 42-17 the week prior — but the conditions were harsh and they're still undefeatedNext up: BYE

2. Rutgers (4-0, 1-0 Big East; LW: No. 2) -- Thanks to another shaky outing by Louisville, Rutgers has the chance to jump to the top this week if it can secure a decisive win over UConn. Next up: vs. Connecticut, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

3. Cincinnati (3-0, 1-0; LW: No. 3) -- Virginia Tech is no pushover, but it's obvious that the Hokies are reeling. Still, it'll be considered a marquee victory for the Bearcats, who are gaining momentum. Next up: vs. Miami (Oh.), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET.

4. Pittsburgh (2-2, 0-1; LW: No. 5) -- Back-to-back wins have the Panthers thinking they're figuring things out. We'll see if they can take care of business on the road against a team hungry for a win. Next up: at Syracuse, Friday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

5. Connecticut (3-2, 0-0; LW: No. 4) -- Buffalo's front seven gave running back Lyle McCombs fits, but the Huskies were able to come away with their second win in three games. Next up: at Rutgers, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

6. South Florida (2-3, 0-1; LW: No. 6) -- Surprisingly, USF held its own against Florida State, as it lost by a final of 30-17. Still, turnovers continue to be a huge problem, as the Bulls have totaled nine in their last three games. Next up: at Temple, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big East Network).

7. Temple (1-2, 0-0; LW: No. 7) -- The Owls rank 120th in the nation with 121.0 passing yards per game. Next up: vs. South Florida, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (Big East Network).

8. Syracuse (1-3, 0-0; LW: No. 8) -- Syracuse has a good chance to take out Pitt this Friday, but will need an outstanding performance from senior quarterback Ryan Nassib to do so. Next up: vs. Pittsburgh, Friday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

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