According to the powers that be in the Big East, Temple has a long journey ahead to make some noise in its new conference. In the 2012 preseason media poll, the Owls recieved 41 points and were ranked last in the conference at eighth place.
Louisville recieved 24 of a possible 28 first place votes and is the overwhelming favorite to win the conference after tying for the title last year. The Owls will match up with the conference favorite in Kentucky on Nov. 3.
A school that Temple might be looking to extract some revenge on also placed highly in the conference. After knocking off the basketball team in the first round of the NCAA championship, the University of South Florida football team received the other four first place votes and sits at second in the poll. The Owls will look for a rematch on Oct. 16 at Lincoln Financial Field.