Big East Football Power Rankings Week Four

September 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Brendon Felder (81) celebrates with the student section after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Welcome back to the Big East Football Power Rankings. Every week the editors of SB Nation's Big East blogs will cast their vote in an attempt to measure the current state of the Big East. The results are below.

Filling out a ballot this week was a massive headache, and for that we can all thank Pitt, who started out 0-2 and picked up the conference's worse loss before turning it around this week to smoke Virginia Tech and pick up the conference's best win. That lead to them gettings votes for fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth. Like I said, it's tough to place them.

The same can be said about Syracuse, who looked passable in a loss to Northwestern, looked fantastic in a loss to USC and then looked wretched in a close win over Stony Brook. The result? Four votes for fifth place, two four seventh and two for eighth. UConn's story isn't much clearer, they looked like they had something like a pulse on offense but only beat Maryland by three.

Rutgers propelled itself into second this week based on the relative strength of a win over a USF team that is threatening to become a dumpster fire ahead of its usual schedule and the fact that Cincinnati committed six turnovers against a FCS team.

Of course there is Louisville, which for a half seemed like the dominant team this league needed to serve as its standard-bearer. Of course the Cardinals then blew a huge lead to North Carolina and escaped with a close win. Not exactly ideal.

The point is this league is bad, but you probably knew that already. See you next week.

1. Louisville (8) (3-0): 64 points -- vs. North Carolina W 39-34 -- Last Week: 1

2. Rutgers (3-0, 1-0): 55 points -- @ South Florida W 23-13 -- Last Week: 4

3. Cincinnati (2-0): 49 points -- vs. Delaware St. W 23-7 -- Last Week: 2

4. South Florida (2-1, 0-1): 34 points -- vs. Rutgers L 23-13 -- Last Week: 3

5. UConn (2-1): 31 points -- @ Maryland W 24-21 -- Last Week: 6

6. Syracuse (1-2): 22 points -- vs. Stony Brook W 28-17 -- Last Week: 5

7. Pitt (1-2): 21 points -- vs. Virginia Tech W 35-17 -- Last Week: 8

8. Temple (1-1): 12 points -- BYE -- Last Week: 7

Previous Rankings: Week One | Week Two | Week Three

Individual ballots are after the jump.

Big East Coast Bias
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. Pitt
5. UConn
6. South Florida
7. Syracuse
8. Temple

Card Chronicle
1. Louisville
2. Cincinnati
3. Rutgers
4. UConn
5. South Florida
6. Temple
7. Pitt
8. Syracuse

Cardiac Hill
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. UConn
5. South Florida
6. Pitt
7. Temple
8. Syracuse

Down The Drive
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. South Florida
5. Syracuse
6. Pitt
7. UConn
8. Temple

On The Banks
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. South Florida
5. Syracuse
6. UConn
7. Temple
8. Pitt

Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. UConn
5. Syracuse
6. South Florida
7. Pitt
8. Temple

TheUConnBlog
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. South Florida
5. UConn
6. Pitt
7. Syracuse
8. Temple

Voodoo Five
1. Louisville
2. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. South Florida
5. Syracuse
6. UConn
7. Pitt
8. Temple

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