For the fifth-straight year, the Villanova Wildcats are ahead of the rest of the Big East Conference in the coaches’ preseason poll.
Villanova received eight first-place votes as favorites to win the regular season title. The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Butler Bulldogs also received one first-place vote apiece.
The Wildcats finished 36-4 overall en route to their second National Championship in three seasons. They finished 14-4 in conference play and went on to capture the Big East and NCAA tournament titles.
Here is the preseason poll:
2018-19 Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll