Also nice to have four of the top 22 recruiting classes in the Big East. Providence, Xavier, and Villanova are the three Big East schools to have made the NCAA tournament each year since realignment, and this is a signal that ask three teams are showing no signs of letting up.
Also, a concern of realignment was that Butler and Creighton would not be able to maintain their level of success in the Big East. They both have solid classes coming in, and have supplemented their undergraduate recruiting with quality transfers.
The Big East might be the best conference in the country top to bottom next year.