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Pittsburgh picked to win Big East

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.

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

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