Big East election madness rolls on with our latest poll question: Who will be the disappointing team in the Big East?
Rutgers and Cincinnati battled for that title last season. To be a disappointment, you have to have some expectations, so keep that in mind. Vote in the poll and I'll react to the result later on.
Here are my top five nominees:
Connecticut: After going to the Fiesta Bowl but finishing just 8-5, UConn must find a new starting quarterback and a tailback to replace Jordan Todman. They also play four road games in the league and only three at home this season while changing head coaches and getting new coordinators. Beware a drop-off.
West Virginia: This program usually has the highest expectations from its fans, and Mountaineers supporters are dreaming of huge things with Dana Holgorsen on board. But West Virginia has been at least mildly disappointing the past three seasons.
Pittsburgh: Pitt fans are used to disappointment. The Panthers have talent, but they also have an entirely new staff and a whole new system on both sides of the ball. Todd Graham has also never been a head coach at the BCS level.
South Florida: USF is looking like a wise-guy pick, but the Bulls lack star power and a proven passing game. They were just as close to having a losing record last season as they were to winning the league.
Syracuse: Doug Marrone's program appears to be on the rise, but the Orange must replace several valuable seniors from last season's squad. And they won't sneak up on anybody in 2011.
So there are your nominees. Now it's time to let your voice be heard.