4. Creighton Bluejays (2-2, 13-4)
What a difference a week makes. After I said they would get exposed as Big East play continues, Greg McDermott‘s squad narrowly lost to a struggling Villanova team and had a quality win over Xavier. Marcus Zegarowski leads the way with 17.1 ppg followed by Ty-Shon Alexander with 16 ppg.
3. Villanova Wildcats (3-1, 12-3)
The training wheels are starting to come off for Jay Wright‘s squad. His program doesn’t have marquee names like Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Eric Paschall, and Donte DiVincenzo, all who won a title during their time in Philadelphia, anymore. It doesn’t mean that Nova is short on talent.
Collin Gillespie, Jermaine Samuels, and Saddiq Bey could become the next household names to bring the Wildcats a third championship in the millennium. Wright’s squad has to work on their long-range shooting. They were absolutely pitiful from three-point land, 6-for-33 to be exact, against Creighton.
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2. Butler Bulldogs (3-0, 15-1)
The only reason Butler dropped to second in my poll this week is the fact they only played one game last week, a 70-58 win over Creighton. Nothing new to report here. The Bulldogs have pretty much locked up a postseason berth. Six more wins and they are definitely in.
1. Seton Hall Pirates (4-0, 12-4)
Myles Powell has returned and maybe, just maybe, be better than ever. Only a few games back since his concussion, the consensus preseason All-American and Big East Player of the Year notched Big East Player of the Week for the fifth time in his storied career at Seton Hall.
Kevin Willard is a phenomenal coach. The only key in my eyes for the Pirates continued success is that they should be able to monitor their relatively young/ inexperienced bench and see them grow over conference play. Because let’s face it, the rest of their regular-season games are a great tune-up for the Big Dance.
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