The Big East was one of the best conferences in the country last year, if not the best. They produced two number one seeds, Xavier and Villanova, and Villanova went on to defeat Michigan in the National Championship game. Six Big East teams made the tournament. The problem is many of these teams lost a lot of talent. The Big East Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshman of the Year are all no longer in the conference. With the Big East slightly depleted, there are four main contenders for the conference championship this year. Continue Reading!