Ranking the Big East’s best players position by position

We have two conferences remaining in our look at the top five players at each position in each BCS league. The Big East kicks off this week, and will be followed by the ACC later in the week.
Quarterback

1. Pat White, West Virginia
2. Matt Grothe, South Florida
3. Hunter Cantwell, Louisville
4. Tyler Lorenzen, Connecticut
5. Mike Teel, Rutgers

Quick thoughts: White is the best player in the game — period. When Grothe becomes more of a pocket passer, the Bulls will be more consistent on offense.

Running back

1. LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
2. Noel Devine, West Virginia
3. Andre Dixon, Connecticut
4. Mike Ford, South Florida
5. Donald Brown, Connecticut

Quick thoughts: A strong group; could be the best in the BCS leagues by the end of the season. The Pitt staff estimates McCoy left 600 yards on the field last fall because of his inexperience. Think about that.

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5/27/08