Big East Football Power Rankings Week 14

Fourteen weeks. Fourteen long, hard weeks. That's how long UConn waited to achieve its final goal. Was it a conference title? Psshhh. A BCS bid? Forget it. For you see, those things pale in comparison to what the Huskies have finally claimed: the top spot in the Big East Football Power Rankings. They did what was asked of them and beat every serious contender (after, ahem, losing to the worst team in the conference), and now, the Huskies have finally reached the summit.

The rest of the poll shakes out exactly like you'd expect it to. West Virginia collected a pair of first place votes and is right on the heels of the Huskies, with Pittsburgh sitting comfortably back in third. 

Here's a fun dynamic though: the top three teams in this poll could very well have different coaches by the time we start next season. That's not the case for Syracuse, South Florida or Louisville, all of which have either a first- or second-year coach and bright futures. The conference may have been down this year, but there is some good young coaching talent here and by the time TCU shows up, the power structure in the league may look very different. 

Then, of course, we have the basement. Cincinnati had a tough time recovering from the loss of Brian Kelly, but it's only the first year for Butch Jones, so I doubt the Bearcats are seriously worried. And of course, bringing up the rear, we have Rutgers. They've collected each and every one of our last-place votes for the past few weeks, deservedly so. 

Well that's it folks, this is your end of 2010 Football Power Rankings. We'll try to throw something together again after the bowl season, but thanks for reading along this year. Be sure to come back next week to check out the basketball poll.

1. UConn (4) (8-4, 5-2): 46 points -- @ South Florida W 19-16 -- Last Week: 2 

2. West Virginia (2) (9-3, 5-2): 44 points -- vs. Rutgers W 35-14  -- Last Week: 1 

3Pittsburgh (7-5, 5-2): 36 points -- @ Cincinnati W 28-10 -- Last Week: 3

4Syracuse (7-5, 4-3): 27 points -- BYE -- Last Week: 5 

5. South Florida (7-5, 3-4): 26 points -- vs. UConn L 19-16 -- Last Week: 4

6. Louisville (6-6, 3-4): 19 points -- BYE -- Last Week: 6

7. Cincinnati (4-8, 3-4): 12 points -- vs. Pittsburgh L 28-10 -- Last Week: 7

8. Rutgers (4-8, 1-6): 6 points -- @ West Virginia L 35-14 -- Last Week: 8

Past rankings: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 Week 4 | Week 5 Week 6 | Week 7 Week 8 | Week Week 10 Week 11 | Week 12Week 13

Individual ballots after the jump.

 

 

Card Chronicle:
1. West Virginia
2. UConn
3. Pittsburgh
4. Syracuse
5. South Florida
6. Louisville
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

Cardiac Hill:
1. West Virginia
2. UConn
3. Pittsburgh
4. Syracuse
5. South Florida
6. Louisville
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

On The Banks:
1. UConn
2. West Virginia
3. Pittsburgh
4. Syracuse
5. South Florida
6. Louisville
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician:
1. UConn
2. West Virginia
3. Pittsburgh
4. Syracuse
5. South Florida
6. Louisville
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

TheUConnBlog:
1. UConn
2. West Virginia
3. Pittsburgh
4. South Florida
5. Louisville
6. Syracuse
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

Voodoo Five:
1. UConn
2. West Virginia
3. Pittsburgh
4. South Florida
5. Syracuse
6. Louisville
7. Cincinnati
8. Rutgers

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