Not too surprising that Pittsburgh was picked to win the Big East title. The poll was released today during the conference's media day in Rhode Island.

The Panthers, 10-3 last season, return star running back Dion Lewis and 11 other starters. Dave Wannstedt has been recruiting well and it's starting to show.

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Here's the entire preseason poll:

1. Pittsburgh (22 of 24 first-place votes, 190 points)
t2. Cincinnati -- 142 points
t2. West Virginia (1 first-place vote) -- 142 points
4. Connecticut (1 first-place vote) -- 131 points
5. Rutgers -- 99 points
6. South Florida -- 79 points
7. Syracuse -- 41 points
8. Louisville -- 40 points