Cincinnati No. 5 in polls, Pitt in Top 10

November, 8, 2009
11/08/09
1:58
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Cincinnati dropped one spot in the Associated Press poll and moved up two places in the USA Today coaches' poll to sit at No. 5 in both rankings. The Bearcats are one spot behind TCU in both polls, but I expect them to be No. 4 in the BCS standings later today.

The bigger news is that Pitt has cracked the Top 10 for the first time since September 2003. It's the first time Pittsburgh has been ranked in the Top 10 in November since 1982. The Panthers climbed six spots to No. 8 in the AP poll and five places to No. 9 in the coaches' rankings.

South Florida is also back in both rankings after a bye week, checking in at No. 23 in the AP and No. 24 in the coaches. And West Virginia, despite an unimpressive 17-9 win over Louisville, is 23rd in the coaches poll.

That means four Big East teams are ranked this week, a season high. Only one other league, the SEC, has as many as two Top 10 teams. The Big East actually has as many ranked teams this week than the mighty SEC.

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