1.) Syracuse (6-0):
The Orange beat No. 6 North Carolina, and No. 12 California by impressive margins giving them the top spot this week.
2.) Villanova (6-0):
They beat the No. 18 Dayton team 71-65, but barely got by George Mason 69-68 keeping them from the top spot so far.
3.) West Virginia (5-0):
The 76 Classic Champions got a win over an impressive Portland team this week.
4.) Connecticut (4-1):
The Huskies lost against Duke 68-59, but showed they have talent to compete for a Big East crown.
5.) Cincinnati (4-1):
The Bearcats already have a quality win over No. 21 Maryland, 69-57.
6.) Louisville (4-1):
This team has some work to do before they’ll be among the Big East elite.
7.) Georgetown (4-0):
The 46-45 performance against Temple scares me from putting them any higher right now.
8.) Marquette (6-1):
They upset No. 15 Michigan 79-65 and lost to Florida State 57-56, don’t under estimate this team.
9.) Pittsburgh (5-1):
The Panthers lost to Texas 62-78. They need to be more competitive if they’re going to have a chance in the Big East this year.
10.) South Florida (6-1):
This team will pull some upsets in Big East play this year.
11.) Notre Dame (6-1):
The weak schedule so far hasn’t been helped with a loss to Northwestern.
12.) St. Johns (5-0):
The Red Storm will get a chance to prove itself at Duke on Dec. 5.
13.) Seton Hall (4-0):
The Pirates key win on the year is a 89-79 victory at Cornell.
14.) DePaul (4-1):
The Blue Demons needed overtime to squeak by Detroit 68-66 this week.
15.) Providence (4-2):
The Friars already have two losses on the season, and when conference play starts, expect plenty more.
16.) Rutgers (3-2):
The Gators beat them by 15 this week showing Rutgers fans it’s going to be a long season for the Scarlet Knights.