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Villanova, UConn top 2021-22 Big East preseason coaches poll

The Wildcats and Huskies are No. 1 and 2, according to the Big East preseason coaches poll.

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Big East Media Day is back in-person at Madison Square Garden, the first live event for the conference since the Big East Tournament was canned in March 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this time of year comes the announcement of preseason awards and nods.

Villanova was named the No. 1 team according to the preseason coaches poll, followed by UConn at No. 2.

Defending Big East Tournament champion Georgetown was tabbed 10th.

Here is the complete preseason poll:

1. Villanova

2. Connecticut

3. Xavier

4. St. John’s

5. Seton Hall

6. Butler

7. Providence

8. Creighton

9. Marquette

10. Georgetown

11. DePaul