Villanova and Butler were the top two (2) teams in the Big East last season. That’s not likely to change this coming season. Both teams will likely get stronger with their new additions. However, Creighton and Marquette will be ready to give them a run for their money. Xavier’s success depends on the development of two (2) redshirt freshmen recruit. St. John’s is in the process of rebuilding with a new coach in Chirs Mullen.