Friday, May 13, 2011
Your vote: Who'll win the Big East title?
By Brian Bennett
We're looking for your take on burning questions facing the league for 2011. We'll tally up your votes in the poll and react to the result later on.
Here's perhaps the most important question of them all: Who will win the Big East this year?
There's no league with a more wide-open race than this one. Hardly any team winning the BCS bid would surprise me at this point. OK, maybe Cincinnati and Rutgers would surprise me after going 4-8 last season. And Louisville has a lot to replace. But here are my top five contenders:
- West Virginia: The early favorite, based on Dana Holgorsen's offense and the consistent level of performance by the program.
- Pittsburgh: Can Todd Graham and his new staff inject some energy into a program that has underachieved in its Big East history?
- South Florida: A solid contender for their first ever title, based on the way the Bulls finished in 2010 and the fact that it's Year Two under Skip Holtz.
- Syracuse: The Orange shocked a lot of people last season on the way back to respectability. Is a league title the next step?
- Connecticut: The Huskies are the defending champs, after all.
So there are your nominees. Now it's time to let your voice be heard. Vote early, vote often.