College Football Rankings: West Virginia, Cincinnati Have Big East's Only BCS Standings Hopes

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.

For more on the Week 10 college football rankings, check out our comprehensive StoryStream.

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