How bad is the Big East this year? As a conference that was starting to gain respectibility (Cinci making a MNCG push, WVU solid streak of good years, Rutgers and UConn up and coming, Pitt playing with some big name players, etc.) but now it seems as if they've got nothing going for them.
Pitt started the year #15 and lost to unranked Utah. People were hyping UConn, and they didn't look very strong against us (hopefully because we're awesome!?), WVU almost lost to Marshall and now Cincinnati has lost more games in their first 3 than they did all last year. WVU is the only ranked team, coming in at #21. Rutgers and WVU are the only Big East teams to start the season 2-0, but those 4 wins are against such powerhouses as Florida International, Norfolk St., Coastal Carolina and Marshall (again, barely).
It's a shame this is an automatic qualifying conference still.