The Big East has a clear top and bottom tier, but that doesn't make projecting where each team will finish any easier. Here's how the Banners staff sees the conference ending up this year.
The Bluejays lost a few components from a rough season a year ago, but there is reason to think things are back on the upswing in Omaha.
Marquette might be a year away but, even after last year's misery, I suspect Golden Eagles fans are feeling very optimistic.
Georgetown lost some familiar and vital cogs, but they may have replaced them with a tremendous recruiting class.
For Xavier fans knowing Butler is basically hating Butler, but the Bulldogs will be in the mix at the top of the conference again this year.
Last season the Friars went to their second straight NCAA tournament. Are Kris Dunn and a raft of role players enough to get them back?
The perennial bottom feeders got off to a shocking start last year before winning only one of their last 11 conference games. Has anything changed for the Blue Demons?
The Pirates self destructed last season and ended up an afterthought. Can Kevin Willard keep it all together this year?
Chris Mullin takes over a team with no recognizable names left and a bunch of talented question marks coming in. Can this team get together in time to prevent a last place finish?