Commentary

Despite loss to Pitt, West Virginia proves to be cream of Big East crop

Updated: December 12, 2007, 11:02 AM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

From West Virginia's shocking end to the season to UConn's surprise run to a share of the Big East crown to Cincinnati's growth under new coach Brian Kelly, here is a look at the Big East's regular season, team-by-team.

Cincinnati

The 9-3 record is great. So is the No. 22 ranking in the BCS standings; Cincinnati had never finished a regular season ranked. But first-year coach Brian Kelly's greatest accomplishment during the regular season might have been this: He made college football matter in a pro football town.