Cincinnati was impressive last season, and almost brought the conference a title, but will the Bearcats be as impressive without Brian Kelly at head coach? On the flip side, bottom-feeders Louisville and Syracuse haven’t really done much to improve either.
Is the Big East doomed to be a below-average conference next season (provided the Big Ten hasn’t stolen all its teams)? Sadly, the answer is probably yes. The Big East isn’t strong as a whole, and it isn’t all that top-heavy either.
Here’s a team-by-team preview, in order of how they finished in the Big East last season.