Down year for the Big East? Yea...right.
Fact is at the beginning of the season people were predicting the Big East to take a step backwards this year and let some of the other conferences fill up the Top 25.
We are now into February and the Big East has eight teams in the Top 25 and three more receiving votes.
Just last week they had four in the Top 10.
Yes the Big East is top heavy with some pretty bad teams at the bottom. However, teams like Rutgers and Seton Hall are proving that their games aren't pushovers.
These Big East teams beat themselves up day in and day out against one another, and it affects their rankings. If They didn't have to play the schedule they had, you could make a case for all these ranked teams to be in the Top 10.
Don't believe me? The ranked teams at the top of the Big East are 27-18 against AP Top 25 teams this year. And a lot of those losses come from in conference games.
The Big East, if anything, has taken a step up this year and looks to improve on representing the conference better that it did in last year's dismal NCAA Tournament.
Here are season ending predictions for each team and how far they will go in this year's NCAA Tournament.