PISCATAWAY, N.J. — With its 47-15 beatdown of Rutgers on Labor Day at Rutgers Stadium, Cincinnati has now seized early control of the Big East standing.
The Bearcats are 1-0 and alone in first place, while Rutgers, at 0-1, is by itself in last place.
Due to the quirky scheduling of the Big East, those teams will remain in those spots until Oct. 2, when Pittsburgh plays at Louisville (8 p.m., ESPN2). The following day, South Florida plays at Syracuse.
The Bearcats don’t play another league game until Oct. 15 when they visit South Florida.