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Bye bye Big East in BCS standings

This is a scenario Big East fans have become all too familiar with -- no team in the BCS standings.

After West Virginia upset No. 23 Cincinnati 24-21 on Saturday, the Big East had nobody in the latest standings, released Sunday night. The Mountaineers are ranked No. 22 in the Harris poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll, so their computer average is clearly holding them back from being in the BCS standings.

If they win out, the should get back into the Top 25. If Cincinnati wins out, the Bearcats should get back in, too. Those are big ifs in a conference that has seven teams with five or more wins.

But right now, Conference USA and the Mountain West each have two teams in the Top 25, while the Big East has none. Boise State dropped to No. 10 after its loss to TCU; Houston moved up to No. 11; the Horned Frogs moved into the standings at No. 19 and Southern Miss was at No. 20.