It would be pretty foolish to argue that any of the conference tournaments are more exciting than the NCAA Tournament itself, but Big East postseason play has consistently delivered it's share of thrills throughout the years.
As the Big East has continued to evolve, so has it's postseason tournament which now features all 16 teams and spans nearly an entire week.
The fact the Big East Tournament is played at Madison Square Garden and includes a multitude of Top 25 teams, only adds to its allure.
It's probably not as difficult as winning the NCAA Tournament (as some have suggested), but navigating your way through the 16-team, five day slug-fest requires plenty of star power to get the job done.
To accompany the upcoming Big East Tournament I've compiled a ranking of the Top 25 players in the conference who will have a huge say in which team emerges victorious at the end of what will no doubt be another epic round of Big East postseason play.
No matter how good your team is, being the last man standing in the Big East Tournament is an extremely difficult task, but having a couple of the guys on this list absolutely increases your chances of emerging victorious.
Note: In determining this list I've excluded players who have been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.