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  1. 2012 Big Ten regular-season wrap

    Brian Bennett

    The Big Ten's 2012 regular season can be summed up by the following facts: The league's best team, Ohio State, went 12-0 but won't play in a bowl because of probation. The league's best nonconference win came in Week 1 when Iowa beat BCS-bound ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  2. Athlon makes its Big Ten predictions

    Brian Bennett

    Athlon has come out with its 2012 Big Ten predictions, and the magazine sees Michigan and Wisconsin playing for the league championship. But neither will be the best team in the conference. Athlon bestows that honor upon Ohio State, which it forec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  3. Wisconsin keeps on truckin'

    Brian Bennett

    Another week, another Wisconsin blowout ... Wisconsin 49, Northern Illinois 7: Is there any doubt who is the best team in the Big Ten right now? Sure, the Badgers' nonconference competition hasn't been too stiff. But still, they have yet to have a...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  4. How the Big East coaches voted

    Brian Bennett

    Connecticut will represent the Big East in the BCS, but none of the league's head coaches who voted in the USA Today Top 25 think the Huskies are the best team in the conference. Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Cincinnati's Butch Jones, Louisville's Charli...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  5. Big East Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I give up trying to figure out who's the best team in the Big East. Maybe we should just hand out participation trophies and be done with it. Let's move on to your e-mail: Andrew from Toledo, Ohio, writes: Homer's Brain : [moans] "You can stay,...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  6. Orange lead Big East's weak BCS numbers

    Brian Bennett

    Who is the best team in the Big East? According to the latest BCS standings, it's Syracuse. For the second week in a row, the league doesn't have a team in the Top 25 of the BCS standings. But I can tell you that Syracuse is 30th (and no Big East ...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  7. What we learned in the Big East: Week 9

    Brian Bennett

    1. There's Pitt, and then Syracuse, and, um ...: Who's any good in the Big East? Pitt has established itself as the clear big dog now with a 3-0 start, including a blowout win against the second-best team, Syracuse. The Orange deserve that title than...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  8. Pitt rolls by Rutgers, takes over league lead

    Brian Bennett

    It's just like I said all offseason: Pitt is the best team in the Big East. OK, that might be a bit premature, and we now see that things change greatly from week to week in this most unpredictable league. But who is playing better in the Big East...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  9. Big East awards race update, Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    Player of the year race: Offense 1. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: Forget the stats, even though they're great (68.4 completion percentage, 14-to-2 touchdown to interception ratio). He's the best offensive player on the best team right now, and th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  10. Big East power rankings, Week 8

    Brian Bennett

    1. West Virginia (5-1, 1-0): The Mountaineers may lose a game somewhere along the way, but they got rid of nemesis South Florida. They still look like clearly the best team in this league. 2. Cincinnati (3-3, 1-0): Outside of West Virginia, no tea...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  11. Is Cincinnati the best team in Ohio?

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett If you're judged by the company you keep, then Cincinnati and Ohio State must be seen as near equals right now. The Bearcats are ranked No. 14 in the latest AP poll, one spot behind the Buckeyes. And at least ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009
  12. Six Big East teams place in final Lambert Poll

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett The Lambert Trophy was created in 1936 to recognize the best team in Eastern college football. Over the years, that definition has expanded to include teams that play the majority of their games against teams in the...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  13. What we learned in the Big East, Week 6

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett What we learned in Week 6 of the Big East: 1. The Big East is one big jumbled mess. South Florida, supposedly the league's best team, fell on its face at home. Connecticut got bombed on the road. There are no unbeat...

    Blog | October 05, 2008
  14. Big East power rankings, Week 5: A jumbled mess

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Honestly, these rankings should have four teams tied for third. But that would be wussing out. 1. South Florida (4-0): When the best team in the league beats Florida International by eight points, that's...

    Blog | September 22, 2008
  15. Big East power rankings, Week 4: Bulls still the best

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett 1. South Florida (3-0): I now have little doubt that the Bulls are the Big East's best team. The question is: can they be the most consistent? 2. Connecticut (3-0): The Huskies should be 4-0 heading into their confe...

    Blog | September 15, 2008
  16. Buckeyes lead B1G in ESPN future rankings

    Brian Bennett

    Does Ohio State get a little too much credit sometimes? Sure. Still, if you're trying to figure out which Big Ten team will be the best over the next three years, it would be hard to argue against the Buckeyes. That's exactly the conclusion ESP...

    Blog | July 09, 2014