Moving on in our countdown of the Top 25 players in the Big East we find the first of several West Virginia players ranked in the top 10.
No. 9 Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
There is no doubting that Tandy is the best cornerback in the Big East. A first-team all-conference selection a year ago, Tandy tied for No. 5 nationally in passes defended (17) and tied for No. 10 in interceptions (six). Both those marks led the Big East. While there are those who might remember some of the big plays he has given up, he has made more plays than he has allowed. You do not start 27 of 32 career games you have played in if you are just average.
Going into this season, Tandy is going to move over to the left cornerback spot and also play more on special teams. When asked what he worked on this summer to get better, Tandy said conditioning was paramount because he is going to be doing more this season. He also worked on his footwork and becoming more of a leader. As one of only four starters returning to the defense, West Virginia will be counting on him to be even better in 2011.
No. 25 Dave Teggart, PK, UConn
No. 24 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
No. 23 Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt
No. 22 Victor Anderson, RB, Louisville
No. 21 Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
No. 20 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
No. 19 Jarred Holley, S, Pitt
No. 18 Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
No. 17 Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
No. 16. D.J. Woods, WR, Cincinnati
No. 15 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
No. 14 Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville
No. 13 Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
No. 12 Moe Petrus, C, UConn
No. 11 JK Schaffer, LB, Cincinnati
No. 10 Sio Moore, LB, UConn