Originally Posted by WVRed
The Big East is hands down the most brutal conference and plays an extremely brutal tournament right before the NCAA. Once March Madness hits, those teams start dropping like flies, especially in the first week.
Look at last year:
First round exits:
Notre Dame (6)
Second round exits:
West Virginia (2)
Overrated? Possibly. Victim of its own conference? That would be my guess.
The problem I see this year with the Big East is that there really isn't a great team. They don't have a OSU, Kansas or even Texas type team. They have good teams that will beat up on each other and wear each other down as the season goes along. They are a conference with historically great teams that have great coaches but since the merger they seem to under-perform in the NCAA Tournament.
FWIW I see the same thing playing out again as last year. They will get a record number of teams in the tournament but I have a feeling they will struggle to place a final four team.