BCS Standings Week 8: The Big East Still Gets A BCS Bowl Bid, Eventually

According to the wonderful BCS rules, the Big East Conference still gets an automatic bid into a BCS bowl game at the end of the season. Their representative regularly enters their January bowl ranked in the low teens or 20s, and that trend seems likely to continue. Only one team from the Big East has made the initial BCS rankings, and that's West Virginia, who come in at No. 15.

Currently, Rutgers and Cincinnati are the only other two teams anywhere near the BCS picture. While they're obviously not serious contenders for anything beyond a Big East title and a bid to a bowl against a superior team, both teams sit at 5-1 and are currently undefeated in the Big East.

So yeah, Big East. Still a BCS conference with an automatic bid. Hopefully for everyone who is not a fan of the other seven teams in the conference, West Virginia runs the table to avoid the ridiculousness that is an unranked team making a BCS bowl.

For more on the Week 8 college football rankings, check out our comprehensive StoryStream.

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