Updated: Nov 1, 2006, 12:02 PM

Vote: Could Louisville or West Virginia win it all?

 Brian Brohm
Will Brian Brohm and Louisville handle West Virginia?
While the potential battle of unbeatens between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan is already drawing plenty of attention, another pair of teams will put spotless records and championship aspirations on the line when West Virginia travels to Louisville on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

But even if the winner of Thursday's game runs the table, will the Mountaineers or Cardinals have a chance to play for the national championship?

The Big East's football reputation suffered following the departure of Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech to join the ACC, with some critics suggesting as recently as a year ago that the Big East no longer deserved an automatic BCS bid. With two teams in this week's top five and Rutgers enjoying a successful season, the league seems to be back on its feet, but would an unbeaten Big East champion get the nod over potential one-loss teams like Texas, Florida, Tennessee or even Notre Dame?

What's your take on the game on the field this Thursday, SportsNation? And what's your take on the games being played in the polls?


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