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Poll notes: Bulls tumble, Pitt checks back in

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

There's good and bad news for the Big East in the latest Top 25 rankings.

First the bad: South Florida has fallen from No. 10 in both polls to 19th in the AP rankings and 20th in the coaches' poll. This is the first time the Big East hasn't had a team in the top 18 since Oct. 16, 2005, when West Virginia was the league's highest ranked team at No. 20. Also, as expected, Connecticut fell out of both polls after getting waxed at North Carolina.

Now the good: Pittsburgh is back in the top 25 for the first time since losing to Bowling Green in Week 1. The Panthers are No. 24 in the AP poll, but unranked by the coaches. And yes, it's odd that Pitt is ranked five spots behind South Florida when it just beat the Bulls in Tampa, but the polls have never been beholden to logic.