The rapidly evolving national college football landscape (yes, football is the primary motivation for realignment) will soon rip apart Big East basketball as we know it. For now, the conference remains a cluster of marquee hoops programs.
At the forefront of every squad's foundation is a head coach with plenty to prove. These leaders are under pressure at all times, although each university carries its own unique expectations.
Some coaches enter every season with championship-or-bust expectations. Other are simply attempting to make positive steps forward and show definite improvement.
As the regular season nears its conclusion, it's an appropriate time to assess the performance of these coaches.
Here's a look at how the leaders of all 15 Big East basketball programs currently stack up against their conference contemporaries.