NCAA College Football Rankings, Week 14: West Virginia Helps Big East Get Back In Top 25

For the first time in six weeks the Big East Conference has a team in the college football polls Top 25, the West Virginia Mountaineers.

West Virginia (8-3, 4-2 Big East) is ranked No. 23 in the AP and No. 24 in the USA Today polls after beating Pittsburgh, 35-10, in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday.

The conference's first-place team, Connecticut, received 15 votes and is ranked 29th in the AP poll. The Huskies (7-4, 4-2) beat Cincinnati, 38-17, and needs to beat South Florida this coming Saturday to claim the league's BCS bowl bid.

USF (7-4, 3-3) earned one vote and is tied for 33rd in the USA Today poll after earning a 23-20 overtime victory over the University of Miami.

ESPN Big East Blogger Brian Bennett has an interesting take on UConn winning the league championship.

"Sorry, Connecticut fans. It's nothing personal. But in the best interests of the Big East, the Huskies need to lose a game," wrote Bennett on Friday. "The Huskies are a nice story. West Virginia is a better overall team."

Last week, the Mountaineers earned 13 points, placing them 30th in the country in the USA Today poll. West Virginia earned 26 points, placing them 27th in the AP poll.

Pittsburgh earned five points, placing them 34th in the USA Today poll.

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