This season, the Big East is loaded at the top, with six teams in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Top 25 poll. The team with the most potential is the 2011 national champion Connecticut Huskies, who return the majority of their key personnel from last season, along with the addition of superstar freshman center Andre Drummond.
Joining Connecticut at the top of the conference are Syracuse, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Marquette and Cincinnati. Along with being rated as one of America's most powerful conferences year-in and year-out, they also annually churn out the best professional prospects in the country.
That being said, competition is fierce each year for All-Big East honors at the end of each college basketball season.
Here are the preseason first and second team All-Big East selections, along with the preseason 2012 Big East Player of the Year.