The Big East's best offensive player is the conference's best hope for some hardware.
Teddy Bridgewater, quarterback, Louisville: The sophomore has orchestrated a 6-0 start for Louisville and a No. 16 ranking in the initial BCS standings. Coming out of a halftime deficit at Pitt in the Cardinals' first conference game, Bridgewater delivered -- first hitting DeVante Parker for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the second half's first play, then directing two more touchdown drives over Louisville's next three drives in the third quarter to help his team break away from the Panthers. Bridgewater finished with 304 yards and no picks on 17-of-26 passing, and he is completing nearly 72 percent of his throws this season while holding a 3-to-1 touchdown/interception ratio.