Pretty good stuff here from Athlon. 4. Although this has been mentioned many times, it’s worth repeating again – the Big East is one of the most difficult conferences to predict. West Virginia looks like the team to beat, but there’s no guarantee the Mountaineers will have a smooth transition to new coach Dana Holgorsen. South Florida, Pittsburgh and Syracuse are just behind the Mountaineers, but each has question marks. Louisville has been picked near the bottom of the Big East, but considering the overall uncertainty, the Cardinals have just as good of a shot as anyone as finishing near the top.