For the second straight week, the Big East Conference failed to earn a spot in the AP and USA Today college football polls.
Syracuse (7-3, 4-2 Big East), which beat Rutgers, 13-10, on Saturday, earned honorable mention honors by receiving two points in the AP poll, tied for 33rd in the country. In the USA Today poll, the Cuse earned 13 points, also tied for 33rd.
Last week, the Orange received just two points in the AP and none in the USA Today.
After losing to Connecticut, 30-28, on Thursday, Pittsburgh (5-4, 3-1), the leader in the Big East standings, received no votes in any of the polls.
For the fifth straight week, Oregon (10-0 overall) earned the top spot in both polls. From No. 2 to No. 4 both polls had Auburn, Boise State and TCU. The only difference in the top 5 was the fifth spot where the USA Today had Wisconsin and the AP had LSU.
Central Florida, one of the many schools rumored to be apart of the Big East expansion, dropped out of the Top 25 polls after making it for the first time in school history. The Knights (7-3) held a 14-point lead against Southern Mississippi but lost 31-21.