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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Big East race comes down to Thursday

By Andrea Adelson

Nothing is ever neat and tidy for the Big East when it comes to its conference champions, or its BCS representatives, for that matter.

For some reason, this league always seems to feature a little bit of chaos at the end of every season. Why should this one be any exception?

You figured the Big East had a great chance to see No. 18 Rutgers and No. 20 Louisville win on Saturday. Both had games against teams with losing records. But here we are on Sunday, talking about all the different scenarios concerning the Big East race as it heads into its final week.

That is because -- in typical Big East fashion -- Rutgers lost to Pittsburgh 27-6 and Louisville lost to Connecticut 23-20 in triple overtime. Despite the loss, the Scarlet Knights did clinch at least a share of their first Big East title. They would have won it outright had they managed to win the game.

But as mentioned above, nothing is ever that simple for the Big East.

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