W. Va., Rutgers, Pitt looking good in Big East


Selling point: Coming off a 12-1 season, took part in two of the biggest ESPN Thursday night games, developing into a national championship contender, new coach in Steve Kragthorpe.

2007 class highlights: The Cardinals' success on the field has not translated into recruiting success thus far this year with high school prospects, with four of their commits so far coming from postgraduate, junior college or late qualifying players. Two good pick-ups at running back in Doug Beaumont (Louisville, Ky. / Male) and Dale Martin (Bolingbrook, Ill.) will help its already strong running game.