November 2, 2006

SHOULDN'T THAT READ "NATIONAL"?:

Two Unbeatens Battle for Big East Supremacy (RUSSELL LEVINE, November 2, 2006, NY Sun)

NO.3 WEST VIRGINIA (7-0,2–0 BIG EAST) AT NO. 5 LOUISVILLE (7-0, 2-0 BIG EAST)
(Tonight, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)

The Big East was thought to be all but finished as a power conference after losing Boston College, Miami, and Virginia Tech to the ACC. There was genuine debate as to whether the league deserved to keep its BCS bid, an argument that was settled by West Virginia when it beat Georgia as a heavy underdog in the Sugar Bowl last season.

Ten months after that game, three of the nation's six remaining unbeaten teams reside in the conference. Better yet, tonight's tilt in Louisville is the first meeting between any of the three, setting up a series of late-season showcase games.

Rutgers, whose 8–0 record is a much bigger surprise than the success of the other two, faces the Cardinals in another nationally televised game next Thursday and plays the Mountaineers on December 2.

But the importance of those games won't be determined until tonight's contest, which will stand as the most significant game of the season until Ohio State plays Michigan in two weeks.


Meanwhile, BC is easily the best team in the ACC.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2006 8:04 AM
Comments

And "The U" was too scared to enter the SEC.

Posted by: Bartman at November 2, 2006 9:58 AM

Big East?

Is it basketball season already?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 2, 2006 1:10 PM

OJ:

I will send you a free book if any Big East team wins the national championship.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at November 2, 2006 4:45 PM
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