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Biletnikoff Award watch list

Here are the top receivers in the Big East, if you go by the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

Tavon Austin, West Virginia

Van Chew, Syracuse

Mark Harrison, Rutgers

Mike Shanahan, Pitt

Michael Smith, UConn

D.J. Woods, Cincinnati

All you intrepid Big East followers will note there is one problem with the list. Michael Smith is academically ineligible this season. Oops.

I think the five players on the list who will play this season all deserve to be there. Each has the potential to get 1,000 yards. Others who could have been considered: Mohamed Sanu of Rutgers, Marcus Sales of Syracuse and Stedman Bailey of West Virginia. But that is probably just nit-picking.

More watch lists to come. Stay tuned.