The Big East released its annual preseason football media poll on Tuesday, and Rutgers was tabbed to finish third in the conference this season.
Louisville finished at the top, receiving 24 of a possible 28 first-place votes, and 219 points overall.
South Florida finished second, picking up the other four first-place votes, and 176 points overall.
Rutgers accumulated 155 points. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Syracuse and Temple finished fourth through eighth, respectively.