It's time to take a look at the Big East, the supposed super conference, where things are not necessarily going as expected.
Short timer Syracuse is plugging along at 20-1, despite an upset by the Irish Saturday.Â The 'Cuse was playing without Fab Melo, who stayed home for some academic reasons.
Georgetown is exceeding expectation, while Marquette and Cincinnati are doing well, as is Seton Hall. After that? Not so great.
South Florida is sixth currently but 11-8.
UConn is 14-5 but seems to be having some chemistry problems with the addition of Andre Drummond.Â Fellow big man Alex Oriakhi has been pushed off the main stage and has made his displeasure clear.Â As has happened previously when UConn won titles, the following year has been troublesome.
Over their last six games, UConn is 2-4, losing to 9-10 Tennessee on Saturday.Â They also lost recently to 11-9 Rutgers.
Notre Dame is 12-8, but they are playing without their best player, Tim Abromaitis, lost for the year with injury.
Louisville is 15-5 but many see them as overrated. From there on down, it's a parade of mediocrity, including, shockingly, Villanova and Pitt, just 10-10 and 11-9 respectively.
St. John's is 8-11, with coach Steve Lavin dealing with prostate cancer.Â Depaul is 10-8 and PC is 12-8.
It's a bit of a comedown, wouldn't you say?
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