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Big East preseason media poll released

Posted on: August 2, 2011 9:33 am
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Posted by Chip Patterson

Big East Media Day kicked off Tuesday in Newport, RI with the announcement of the preseason media poll. West Virginia was the overwhelming favorite of the voting media at the event, collecting nearly all of the the first-place votes. With Pittsburgh coming in second place, the highest expectations will be on the conference's two newest coaches: Dana Holgorsen and Todd Graham. While Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni is new at his post with the Huskies, he is no stranger to the conference after spending 13 seasons as the Syracuse head coach.

Here is the full rundown of the preseason media poll. Do you agree with the media? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

1. West Virginia (21) - 188
2. Pittsburgh (2) - 162
3. USF (1) - 151
4. Syracuse - 98
5. Cincinnati - 96
6. Connecticut - 76
7. Louisville - 60
8. Rutgers - 33
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Comments

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released

@JollyRoger2011 I agree that Pitt is a sleeper.  Graham was smart enough to hire Gus Mahlzaun at Tulsa and has ran a near carbon copy of it since he left.  I could very easily see Pitt win the Big East, but I think Dana Holgorsen is a freakin genius so West Virginia is, and should be, the team to beat.

Good luck and beat Louisville.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released

Coach Todd Graham will lead the Panthers to a Big East title!!!! High Octane Footbal...coming soon to a stadium near you!!! Ray Graham is a legit Heisman contender....the offense will be solid and the defense will statistically rank in the top 10 overall by seasons end. Pitt is a top 15 team and will finish the season with a minimum of 11 wins...you heard it here first....and don't sleep on Tino Sunseri....H2P! 



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:55 am
 

Big East preseason media poll released

Travis, after the way PITT embarrassed UK last year in front of their own crowd, I think you should pipe down and just watch what happens. Louisville WILL be better than UK.

FYI we introduced a compeletly new defense, a new quarterback who hadn't had meaningful playing time in over a year, and were about two wins away from playing in a much better bowl than we ended up with.  Meanwhile how does Pitt let freakin UCONN win the Big East?  UConn wasn't even an FBS school 10 years ago.  Kemba Walker wasn't their quarterback.

As for talking basketball, which has nothing to do with this story but for some reason you had to bring it up, yeah UoL hasn't done much in the tournament as of recent, but my guess is they win the Big East regular season and BET this year.

That's good for us because after we wipe the floor with them in Rupp it will make us look great if they win the Big East.

They are too well-coached to NOT win.

Ha, you just made a funny.  How does the great Rick Pitino let his elite team lose on a neutral floor to Morehead State?  Pitino was much, much better when he was at UK.

Oh, and they don't have to cheat to make it to the tourney like your team does,

Wow, did you think of that all on your own?  You must tell Louisville, Duke, Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida fans about this right away.  You have made an important breakthrough in inter-fan smack talk.  Just take a big look at our awesome recruiting class and facilities and coach and relationship with Drake and bow to us.

watch what you say cause they will beat you in basketball too.

lol

The only reason they got a bowl game last season is because they play in the SEC,

And we beat Louisville, the 3rd best Big East team last year after West Virginia and Pitt, ahead of UConn who somehow technically won your conference even though they suck, and we beat South Carolina a week after we beat Alabama.  That's how we got to a bowl.

so until you hicks

Oh my God you did it again!!! Another breakthrough in fan smack talk. Calling Kentucky fans hicks.  Seriously, you must have us confused with Tennessee.

BTW, Aaron Rodgers just threw another touchdown pass over Polomalu and James Harrison just said Terry Bradshaw was a waste of sperm.  His words not mine.  TB is awesome.



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:49 am
 

Big East preseason media poll released

I always hated the notion that the Big East wasn't considered a full partner in the BCS and if their champion didn't measure up record wise they could be bounced.  In recent years it's one of the conferences, the ACC, that is a full partner that most deserves to have its automatic bid questioned.  The ACC has not been a major player in the BCS for a long time but they cash the checks every January.  Even the Va Tech that nobody wants to play in bowl season is suffering because their conference schedule doesn't get them focused and motivated, it's average.  Va Tech seems to understand what WVU learned a long time ago, the difference being a good team and being desired by a big time bowl was how you traveled in the post season, WVU made a habit of getting better bowls than their record warranted because 0f the 25,000 person caravan they gurranteed, the super confernce idea is imploding let's get back to basics.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:43 am
 

Big East preseason media poll released

Travis, after the way PITT embarrassed UK last year in front of their own crowd, I think you should pipe down and just watch what happens. Louisville WILL be better than UK.

As for talking basketball, which has nothing to do with this story but for some reason you had to bring it up, yeah UoL hasn't done much in the tournament as of recent, but my guess is they win the Big East regular season and BET this year. They are too well-coached to NOT win. Oh, and they don't have to cheat to make it to the tourney like your team does, watch what you say cause they will beat you in basketball too.

Just because your crappy team (who lost to a Big East team last year, even though they dont deserve a BCS spot according to you) plays in the SEC doesn't mean they are even half decent. The only reason they got a bowl game last season is because they play in the SEC, not because of anything they did on the football field, so until you hicks actually WIN in the SEC or even a bowl game against a "crappy Big East school", shut up.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:10 am
 

Big East preseason media poll released

USF will take the conference this year.  Done deal!  The rest of this league "no es bueno amigos"!   



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released




Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Gs2EqcIRw



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released

How do you lose to Morehead State. Please explain how that happens?



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Big East preseason media poll released

BTW Lousville is garbage.  Brian Brohm has been a failure as a pro.  You lost to Morehead State.  You are picked 2nd to last in a conference that doesn't deserve a BCS spot.  You lost to Morehead State.  We lost almost our entire offense and will still beat you.  You haven't been past the first round of the NCAA tourney in 2 years.  You lost to Morehead State.  You lost to Drexel @ the Yum Center.  In the last 12 hours Kentucky has stolen 2 of the best recruits in the city of Louisville, who also had offers from schools such as Notre Dame and Oklahoma.  And read my av...

If you can read, I know how poor the academics are at UofL.


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