USF picked second in Big East football media poll
Despite finishing 1-6 in the conference last season, USF football has been picked to finish second in the Big East in the league's preseason media poll, released Tuesday morning in Newport, R.I.
USF got four of 28 first-place votes, with consensus favorite Louisville getting the other 24. The rest of the league, in projected order: Rutgers, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Syracuse and Temple. USF got 176 vote-points, a full 21 ahead of Rutgers, so the winner of the Sept. 13 USF-Rutgers game in Tampa should be clearly seen as the top challenger to Louisville.