Big East Media Day: Providence Picked 13th

Posted: October 21, 2009 in Big East, Rankings
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Providence was picked to finish 13th by the coaches of the Big East today atbig east basketball logo Big East Media Day.  They were followed only by USF, Rutgers, and DePaul.  Villanova was picked to finish first with 10 first place votes, followed by West Virginia with 5, and Connecticut with 1.

Luke Harangody was named preseason player of the year for the second time, joining only Patrick Ewing as a multiple preseason player of the year (Ewing won the award three times).

Joining Harangody on the presason first team are seniors: Deonta Vaughn (Cincinnati), Lazar Hayward (Marquette), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova) and Da’Sean Butler (West Virginia), and sophomore Greg Monroe (Georgetown).

imagesFirst of all we would like to apologize for our delay in posts.  Things have been a little crazy lately, but especially with the season getting started we will be posting more frequently.

There weren’t really any surprises with anything today.  Villanova has been pegged for number one from the day J. Flynn, Devo, and Paul Harris left from Syracuse.  We still feel that when all is said and done West Virginia will finish higher than Villanova, even though the coaches had them ranked right behind Villanova.  It will be fun to see when those two teams square off though.

As for the Big East team, it looks good.  Harangody is a scoring and rebounding machine, and is an easy choice for preseason POY.  The rest of the team looks deserving as well.  It will be interesting to see who stays on the first team by the end of the season.

Providence coming in at 13 really isn’t a surprise either.  PC is an unknown, and essentially a new team.  The positive is that expectations are not high for the team, which means that there isn’t much room to disappoint, but a lot of room for surprise.  We’ll see.

The season is here… get excited.

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