Originally Posted by WVRed
I don't disagree, but that was then under Rich Rodriguez and the emotional high of him leaving that they beat Oklahoma.
It's more a testament to how weak the Big East is. Louisville and UC were competitive at the time and they have went through coaching changes and fallen completely off (although Louisville is on the way back). UConn and Pitt are both going through changes and won't be in discussion.
Outside of Maryland and maybe LSU depending on suspensions, I think WVU runs the table on a crappy Big East conference. They will be the least battletested team in the BCS and that is what I think will cost them.
I'm actually more worried about Marshall with it being the first game there is bound to be more "hiccups" than Maryland. We don't have Stew and Crew calling the shots on offense now. Note I am not saying Marshall wins, just that it might be tighter than expected as we have a huge sea change in philosophy on offense and lost a lot of starters on defense. WVU pulls away in the 2nd half.