The Big East's best: No. 5

We've come to the fab five of our Big East Top 25 player countdown, based on 2010 performance and impact ...

No. 5

Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati, Sr.

Preseason rank: No. 10

2010 numbers: Caught 75 passes for 1,101 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Making the case for Binns: After spending last season as Mardy Gilyard's running partner, Binns proved he could make a great No. 1 option in his own right.

He led all Big East players in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and had six 100-yard receiving days. He torched Louisville for 175 receiving yards and three touchdowns and put 12 catches for 158 yards and two scores against South Florida.

His 75 catches tied for the sixth-most in Big East history, and he went more than 2,000 yards for his career despite only really playing for two seasons. Binns won't wow you with his 40 times, but he's tall -- 6-foot-3 -- runs smart routes and is sure-handed. And surely one of the best Big East players in 2010.


No. 25: Zach Hurd, OG, Connecticut

No. 24: Dave Teggart, K, Connecticut

No. 23: Derrell Smith, LB, Syracuse

No. 22: J.T. Thomas, LB, West Virginia

No. 21: Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville

No. 20: Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh

No. 19: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

No. 18: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati

No. 17: Kendall Reyes, DL, Connecticut

No. 16: Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh

No. 15: Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh

No. 14: Robert Sands, S, West Virginia

No. 13: Brandon Lindsey, DE, Pittsburgh

No. 12: Doug Hogue, LB, Syracuse

No. 11: Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia

No. 10: Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida

No. 9: Chris Neild, DT, West Virginia

No. 8: Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut

No. 7: Zach Collaros, QB, Cincinnati

No. 6: Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse