With conference play getting started, the early leaders in the Big East are the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-0) and Cincinnati Bearcats (2-0), both of which are 1-0 thus far in Big East play. The Louisville Cardinals (4-0) are the conference's highest-ranked team in the national polls at No. 19, but currently sit third in the conference since they have not played a Big East game yet.
Rutgers, the No. 23 team in the country this week, is coming off back-to-back road wins over the South Florida Bulls and Arkansas Razorbacks. Cincinnati has only played two games so far this season, opening with a conference win over the Pittsburgh Panthers and then beating Delaware State a week ago.
Temple currently sits in fifth place in the Big East, just below the conference's midway point. After opening the season with a win over Villanova, the Owls have lost consecutive games to Maryland and Penn State. Conference play begins for the Owls on Oct. 6 when they host South Florida.
Full standings below.
Big East Standings (Conference Record/Overall Record)
1) No. 23 Rutgers (1-0, 4-0)
2) Cincinnati (1-0, 2-0)
3) No. 19 Louisville (0-0, 4-0)
4) Connecticut (0-0, 2-2)
5) Temple (0-0, 1-2)
6) Syracuse (0-0, 1-3)
7) Pittsburgh (0-1, 2-2)
8) South Florida (0-1, 2-2)
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