Big East Football Power Rankings Week Five

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SB Nation's Big East Editors rank the league.

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.

The Big East is one giant swirling toilet bowl and in difficult situations people always look for someone else to blame. I'm no different so allow me to make something clear: this is all TCU's fault. Well, maybe not all of it, but at least some of it. If TCU didn't bail on the Big East for the Big XII then UConn and USF wouldn't have had to scramble to fill a Horned-Frog-shaped hole in their schedule. UConn would never have traveled to Western Michigan and South Florida never would have gone to Ball St. -- that would leave the league with two less MAC losses, which would at least make me want to throw up a little less while writing this column.

That would make things better -- though not a lot better, thanks to Louisville only beating FIU by seven and Syracuse losing to Minnesota, who might as well be a MAC team. Really the only smart member of the conference is Cincinnati, who has managed to rise to number three in the rankings by refusing to play anyone in the month of September. Only scheduling two games might be a prudent strategy now, but it could get tricky by the end of the ten-games-in-ten-weeks stretch they're about to embark on.

How bad is this? It's bad enough that this blog broke with the others and voted Rutgers No. 1, and I do not want to live in a world where I'm casting a vote to put Rutgers on top of anything.

You'll notice I haven't mentioned PItt yet, and that's because I have no clue what to say about the Panthers. Pitt, it's time to pick a lane, either be good or be terrible. I don't care just let me know.

Finally, there's Temple. Temple sucks.

1. Louisville (7) (4-0): 63 points -- vs. Florida International W 28-21 -- Last Week: 1

2. Rutgers (1) (4-0, 1-0): 57 points -- @ Arkansas W 35-26 -- Last Week: 2

3. Cincinnati (2-0, 1-0): 48 points -- BYE -- Last Week: 3

4. Pitt (2-2, 0-1): 38 points -- vs. Gardner-Webb W 55-10 -- Last Week: 7

5. South Florida (2-2, 0-1): 27 points -- @ Ball St. L 31-27 -- Last Week: 4

6. UConn (2-2): 26 points -- @ Western Michigan L 30-24 -- Last Week: 5

7. Syracuse (1-3): 21 points -- vs. Minnesota L 17-10 -- Last Week: 6

8. Temple (1-2): 8 points -- @ Penn St. L 24-13 -- Last Week: 8

Previous Rankings: Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four

Individual ballots:

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. Rutgers
3. Cincinnati
4. South Florida
5. UConn
6. Pitt
7. Syracuse
8. Temple

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

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

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

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

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

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

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