The inaugural season of the reformed Big East conference is nearing as teams wrap up their non-conference schedules over the weekend.
The conference has fared relatively well in the first third of the 2013-14 season with a couple of surprises emerging along the way.
The Villanova Wildcats have ascended into the top five thanks to an 11-0 start and wins over Kansas, Iowa and USC. Butler, Xavier and Providence, who some predicted to finish in the bottom half of the conference, each have at least nine victories. Favorites Marquette and Georgetown have stumbled out of the gates and DePaul and Seton Hall have distinguished themselves as bottom feeders.
Non-conference play does not dictate how a team will finish its season come March, but in the case of the Big East, it has muddled the picture of who the top teams are in the league.
This article will rank each of the 10 teams in the Big East based off of their non-conference play performances.