Big East preseason poll released
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Aug. 4, 2009

(11:35 a.m.): The Big East released its media-voted preseason rankings this morning, and here are the big results.

1. Pittsburgh (8) 161

2. West Virginia (5) 151

3. Cincinnati (8) 144

4. USF (3) 130

5. Rutgers 126

6. Connecticut 74

7. Louisville 51

8. Syracuse 27

Here's the ballot I turned from in from a few months ago:

1. South Florida

2. UC

3. West Virginia

4. Pitt

5. Rutgers

6. UConn

7. Syracuse

8. Louisville

In case you forgot, here were my reasons for picking the way I did, as I explained them at the end of June.

The explanation to the difference in the top-four: the Big East is wide freakin' open this season.