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Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

South Florida coach Jim Leavitt says he's likely to keep his Top 25 ballot public, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune.

“I don’t see why I wouldn’t, but don’t hold me to that,” Leavitt joked. “It probably depends on what type of mood I’m in. If we win [Saturday against Wofford], I’ll probably make it public; if we lose, I probably won’t because I probably won’t be in as good a mood."

  • Even against an awful opponent, Louisville has some questions to answer in its opener, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.

  • Five true freshman dot the Syracuse two-deep, including starting receiver Alec Lemon, Dave Rahme writes in the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  • Pitt's starting lineup is set, but Dave Wannstedt plans to rotate in a lot of backups, Paul Zeie says in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • One of Liberty's players will be very familiar with West Virginia this weekend, as he is a former Mountaineers signee, Mitch Vingle writes in the Charleston Gazette.