Syracuse Basketball No. 2 In Preseason Big East Coaches Poll

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Yesterday the media proclaimed the Syracuse Orange the second-greatest basketball team in all the Big East Land. Today, the coaches did the same.

Yesterday the media proclaimed the Syracuse Orange the second-greatest basketball team in all the Big East Land. Today, the coaches did the same.

Syracuse was tabbed for second place with 175 points. The Orange is coming off a 34-3 mark, the best record in school history. They won the Big East regular-season crown with a 17-1 record and stayed in the top five of the national polls every week of the season. Syracuse reached the NCAA East Regional final. Senior guard Brandon Triche and junior forward C.J. Fair figure to lead the Orange this season. Both earned All-Big East preseason recognition.

Here's the full poll:

1. Louisville (14) 196
2. Syracuse 175
3. Notre Dame (1) 166
4. Cincinnati 152
5. Georgetown 136
6. Pittsburgh 132
7. Marquette 121
8. USF 96
9. Connecticut 83
10. St. John’s 73
11. Rutgers 63
12. Villanova 61
13. DePaul 48
14. Seton Hall 42
15. Providence 31

Guessing Pitino had to give Notre Dame the nod. Interesting he went with them over Syracuse.

Again, UConn right in the middle of the pack. I just don't get it. No Calhoun, no stars, tough schedule...I'm really interested to see where this is all coming from.

Hey DePaul, you're not the worst!

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