How the Big East coaches voted

Connecticut will represent the Big East in the BCS, but none of the league's head coaches who voted in the USA Today Top 25 think the Huskies are the best team in the conference.

Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Cincinnati's Butch Jones, Louisville's Charlie Strong and Syracuse's Doug Marrone were among the voters in the coaches' poll, which released the final ballots on Sunday.

Jones voted West Virginia No. 22 and did not have UConn in his Top 25. Marrone, whose team beat the Mountaineers on the road but lost to the Huskies at home, had West Virginia 22nd and Connecticut No. 25.

Schiano, whose team just played West Virginia over the weekend, put the Mountaineers 20th and UConn 25th. Interestingly enough, Strong had the Huskies ranked the highest of any Big East coach at 24th, even though his Cardinals handed UConn its last loss, a 26-0 shellacking. He had West Virginia at 21.

The ballots always make for fun reading, and you can view them all here. At least we know the Big East coaches weren't artificially propping up their own league teams.