Who's got the toughest schedule in the Big East? It's Pittsburgh, according to pundit Phil Steele.
The popular preseason magazine author has released his list of toughest schedules in the nation, and Pitt checks in at No. 28, tops among Big East teams. That's no surprise since the Panthers play at Utah and Notre Dame and welcome Miami to Heinz Field this season.
Steele takes into account how opponents fare in his preseason power rankings and how many home and away games a team plays. Here's where the other league schools rank in his poll:
49. South Florida
70. West Virginia