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Georgetown Picked by Coaches to Finish Fifth in Big East

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Results of the Preseason Big East Coaches' Poll were released this morning and not surprisingly, Villanova was picked to top the conference for the 2009-10 season.  Full results of the poll are listed below:

Team

Pts.

1. Villanova (10)

218

2. West Virginia (5)

215

3. Connecticut (1)

185

4. Louisville

179

5. Georgetown

161

6. Syracuse

152

7. Cincinnati

135

8. Notre Dame

132

9. Pittsburgh

119

10. Seton Hall

110

11. St. John's

 82

12. Marquette

 78

13. Providence

 52

14. USF

 44

15. Rutgers

 43

16. DePaul

 15

Luke Harangody (Notre Dame) was named Preseason Player of the Year for second straight season.  Harangody joins Patrick Ewing as the only other player to receive the honors more than once (Ewing was picked three times).

Greg Monroe (Georgetown), Lazar Hayward (Marquette), Da'Sean Butler (WVU), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), and Deonta Vaughn (Cincinnati) join Harangody on the Preseason All Big East Team.  Monroe is the only underclassman, the other five are seniors.

Jerome Dyson (UConn), Kemba Walker (UConn), Jeremy Hazell (Seton Hall), Dominique Jones (USF), Samardo Samuels (Louisville), and Devin Ebanks (WVU) were named to the All Big East Second Team.

Stanley Robinson (UConn) and Arinze Onuaku (Syracuse) received All Big East Honorable Mention honors.

Lance Stephenson (Cincinnati) was named Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year.