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ESPN: Syracuse-Cincinnati pregame ponderables

CINCINNATI -- Greetings from Nippert Stadium, where fall is in full force. Temperatures are in the mid-40s, but the sun is shining bright. Good football weather.

After West Virginia's loss to Connecticut on Friday night, who knows what to make of the Big East? Crazy as it sounds to say, Syracuse could have a virtual two-game lead over the Mountaineers if the Orange win today, given their head-to-head victory in Morgantown last week.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati is one of only two teams, along with Pitt, that still controls its own destiny in the league race. Then again, the Bearcats had better ...

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