Big East Conference Preview

The MarquetteHoops.com writing staff hereby presents its first Big East prediction poll. This is the compilation of pick from seven members of our staff, including the venerable John Dodds. Of course, we have the benefit of picking after the season's already started… But given the information available to us, this is how we think things will shake out by season's end.

CONFERENCE RANKING

1. Syracuse (3)*

2. West Virginia (1)*

3. Villanova (2)*

4. Connecticut*

5. Georgetown*

6. Cincinnati*

7. Louisville (1)*

8. Seton Hall*

T-9. Marquette

T-9. Pittsburgh

11. Notre Dame

12. St. John's

T-13. USF

T-13. Providence

15. Rutgers

16. DePaul

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Wesley Johnson, Syracuse

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati

COMEBACK PLAYER

Jerome Dyson, Connecticut

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jim Boeheim, Syracuse

ALL CONFERECE – FIRST TEAM

Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia

Jerome Dyson, Connecticut**

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall

Wesley Johnson, Syracuse

Greg Monroe, Georgetown

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova

ALL CONFERENCE – SECOND TEAM

Devin Ebanks, West Virginia

Lazar Hayward, Marquette

Dominique Jones, USF

Stanley Robinson, Connecticut

Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati

Kemba Walker, Connecticut

ALL CONFERENCE – THIRD TEAM

Jimmy Butler, Marquette

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh

D.J. Kennedy, St. John's

Andy Rautins, Syracuse

Mike Rosario, Rutgers

Samardo Samuels, Louisville

Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati

Will Walker, DePaul

First place votes in parenthesis.

* = will make NCAA Tournament.

** = leading vote-getter.


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