West Virginia and Cincinnati are the only Big East teams in either the Week 10 AP Poll or the Week 10 USA Today coaches poll; that should be no surprise. But the Bearcats are the only Big East team other than the Mountaineers even receiving votes in either poll, which is probably a bad thing for a conference that is going to lose West Virginia to the Big 12 in 2012.
The Mountaineers (No. 21 coaches/No. 24 AP) probably just pip the Bearcats (No. 22 coaches/No. 23 AP) in the public eye, but it really doesn't matter that much where either team is ranked right now. Neither team is high enough to even hope for an at-large BCS bid if it wins out, and for both, the only path to BCS riches in 2011 is probably through a Big East title.
They'll have what should amount to a de facto Big East championship game in two weeks at Cincinnati.
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