Big East basketball may not be the 500-lb gorilla of the sport anymore, but the conference is still one to be reckoned within the college hoops landscape. Alongside traditional powers such as Georgetown and Villanova, the league adds three high-level newcomers this season in Butler, Creighton and Xavier.
The Blue Jays bring one of the nation’s best offenses to a league that’s traditionally been dominated by defense. All-American Doug McDermott is the most unstoppable scorer in the country, but how high can he lift his team in its first year of power-conference action?
Herein, a closer look at Creighton’s prospects, along with previews of all nine other Big East squads, presented in order of their projected finish. You’ll also find projections for some of the league’s award winners (including Player of the Year) and a pick for who will be crowned Big East tournament champion.