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Villanova Men’s Basketball atop Big East preseason coaches’ poll once again

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For the fifth-straight year, the Wildcats are ahead of the pack entering the 2018-19 season.

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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

Ranking Team Points
Ranking Team Points
1 Villanova 79
2 Marquette 70
3 Providence 58
4 St. John's 57
5 Butler 45
6 Xavier 41
7 Georgetown 33
8 Seton Hall 26
9 Creighton 25
10 DePaul 16