Busting Brackets

Big East Basketball: Way-too-early power rankings for 2024-25 season

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Big East Basketball heads into the offseason with the ability to boast a back-to-back National Champion in UConn, an NIT champion in Seton Hall, and plenty of other solid teams to boot. The issue? Most players who built those programs have gone to the transfer portal, the NBA Draft, or have begun to update their resumes. So what better time than the present to predict how this conference will shake up next year?

That’s right, we are going to try to gauge how good the Big East is while rosters are not even close to being filled yet. With the new landscape of college basketball, the players that fans became fans of are the same ones entering the portal that recently closed. We can either complain or be excited about how this is the way of the world now, but we can’t change the level of roster turnover we see in the modern game, so we act accordingly. 

For coaches, they will have their work cut out for them, and with a variety of experience, legend, and also some newer leaders at the helm, there will be plenty of different philosophies and approaches to this recruiting and transfer cycle. So while these rankings will be based on who is currently on the roster, there is also that factor of who will most likely field talented players as this portal moves forward. 

These rankings are way too early for a reason, all it takes is one move to completely change the entire projection of how a conference might shake-up. But who will make that move? And what coaches and programs may lag behind?