UConn football continues proud tradition of being picked to finish sixth in the Big East

Paul Pasqualoni has picked up right where Randy Edsall left off: with a team expected to finish sixth in the Big East. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It's Big East Media Day, which means that along with a gratuitous lobster dinner we get to see the media's Big East preseason poll. But before we talk about the results, let's take a look at previous polls and see where the media thought UConn would finish.

  • 2006: The Huskies were picked sixth.
  • 2007: The media mixed things up and dropped UConn to seventh. The Huskies would be ranked 13th in the BCS standings by early November.
  • 2008: The Huskies were picked sixth.
  • 2009: The Huskies were picked sixth.
  • 2010: The media mixed things up again and picked UConn fourth, which is like the sixth-place of the top half of the poll. UConn won the conference and played in the Fiesta Bowl.
  • 2011: The Huskies were picked sixth.
And that brings us to 2012. I hope you're sitting down UConn fans because the Huskies were picked to finish..... wait for it.... sixth. Louisville was picked to win the league and conference newcomer Temple was slotted last. Hit the jump to see the full poll.

2012 BIG EAST FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

1. Louisville (24) 219

2. USF (4) 176

3. Rutgers 155

4. Cincinnati 139

5. Pittsburgh 131

6. Connecticut 77

7. Syracuse 70

8. Temple 41

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