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Villanova on top in Big East men’s basketball preseason coaches poll

The ‘Cats are on top going into the season.

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After earning a share of the Big East regular season title last year, the Villanova Wildcats aren’t sharing anything going into this season.

The Wildcats are the preseason No. 1, according to a Big East Coaches Poll. Last season, they were No. 2 going in, breaking a streak of consecutive No. 1 appearances in the preseason coaches poll.

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Last year, the Wildcats finished with a 24-7 overall record, with a 13-5 showing in conference play.

2020-21 Big East preseason coaches’ poll

Rank Team Points
Rank Team Points
1 Villanova (8) 99
2 Creighton (2) 91
3 Providence 79
4 UConn 69
5 Seton Hall 67
6 Marquette 50
7 Xavier 47
8 Butler 37
9 St. John's 33
10 DePaul 20
11 Georgetown 13
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