Sunday, November 20, 2011
No Big East in BCS for second week
By Andrea Adelson
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For a second straight week, there are no Big East teams in the Top 25 of the latest BCS standings.
West Virginia is ranked in the coaches and Harris polls, while Rutgers is receiving votes in the coaches poll and Cincinnati in the Harris poll.
That is important because one of the tiebreaker scenarios to determine the BCS representative from the Big East involves the BCS standings. Right now, there are five teams in a first-place tie atop the standings. If three or more teams finish tied for first, then their head-to-head record against each other is considered first. If they are still tied, the highest ranked team in the final BCS standings makes it to the BCS game.
Though only the Top 25 is released, the BCS does have about 45 teams ranked. Any team that receives votes in either the coaches poll, the Harris poll or the computers is ranked. So for this week, we know that at least West Virginia, Rutgers and Cincinnati all have a ranking beyond the Top 25.