The 2013 Big East championship chase is now in its final stretch. The race for future titles has been underway from a while, with recruiting departments throughout the conference contending for the country's premier talent.
The nation's top players are perennially drawn to Big East squads, and the class of 2013 is no exception. No team landed every target on its recruiting board, but many made out with strong groups of incoming newcomers.
Time will tell how many of these lauded recruits ultimately rise to prominence, but it's never to early to pick apart the process for each program. Here's an assessment of each Big East team's latest recruiting haul.
Grades are assigned based on level of talent and how coaches cashed in on their programs' current levels of prowess.