Big East Basketball Media Day 2013: Preseason Poll & All-Conference Teams

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The Big East Conference released their preseason polls and all-conference teams this morning.

The Big East Conference is holding their annual basketball media day at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The conference released their preseason coaches poll, as well as the all-conference teams. Villanova was picked to finish fourth in the league, despite St. John's receiving two first-place votes.

Men's Big East Preseason Poll

  1. Marquette (5)
  2. Georgetown (2)
  3. Creighton (1)
  4. Villanova
  5. St. John's (2)
  6. Providence
  7. Xavier
  8. Seton Hall
  9. Butler
  10. DePaul

Somewhat predictably, Creighton senior Dough McDermott was unanimously voted the preseason player of the year. In a much more competitive rookie of the year ballot, St. John's freshman guard, and Philadelphia native, Rysheed Jordan came out on top.

Big East Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton

Big East Rookie of the Year: Rysheed Jordan, St. John's

Villanova fans hoping to see JayVaughn Pinkston's name on the preseason Big East 1st Team will be disappointed, but hey, maybe Villanova's guard-heavy roster will stack up well against the conference considering there were four guards voted onto the first team.

Ryan Arcidiacono and Pinkston were both voted onto the 2nd Team.

Big East 1st Team

Semaj Christon, Xavier

Markel Starks, Georgetown

D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's

Bryce Cotton, Providence

Davante Gardner, Marquette

Big East 2nd Team

Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall

Cleveland Melvin, DePaul

JaKarr Sampson, St. John's

Jamil Wilson, Marquette

JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova

Big East Honorable Mention

Kadeem Batts, Providence

Chris Obekpa, St. John's

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