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Big East Football Standings 2012: Rutgers leads undefeated trio atop conference

Rutgers, Louisville, and Cincinnati all won again Saturday to stay undefeated, with Rutgers all by themselves at the top of the Big East standings at 6-0 (3-0).

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The Big East's three undefeated teams rolled on this weekend, with Rutgers alone at the top of the conference for semantics' sake at 6-0 (3-0).

The Scarlet Knights, the Louisville Cardinals, and the Cincinnati Bearcats all faced unranked opposition and all moved on with relative ease. Rutgers faced the toughest opposition, but handled Syracuse 23-15 in a game that wasn't that close. For Louisville, Pitt provided some early resistance, but the Cardinals scored 21 unanswered third quarter points, pulling away 45-35 for a win in their first conference game of the year. Cincinnati didn't struggle with an FCS team in Fordham. Rutgers has the advantage in the standings due to their three conference wins as opposed to the one win each for Louisville and Cincinnati.

The only other conference game saw Temple and UConn go to overtime, but the Owls continued a strong return to the league by winning 17-14 to move to 2-0.

There's still quite a bit of separation between the three undefeated squads on top of the league and the pack: the five teams with blemished records all seem pretty evenly matched, and will likely all be battling for bowl eligibility, while Rutgers and Louisville have already reached the six-win plateau and Cincinnati is only a win away.

Here's a look at the full conference standings:

Big East Conference Standings

(updated 10.7.2012 at 2:49 AM CDT)