With BIG EAST Media Day ahead on Wednesday, Oct. 28, it means the time is near for preseason polls and awards. Sure, these things don’t matter once the games begin. Just ask the Creighton Bluejays, who won a share of their program’s first BIG EAST Championship last season after getting selected seventh in the conference preseason poll. How about Butler? The Bulldogs were selected eighth in last year’s preseason poll, and rose all the way up to the top five in the nation in January.
That said, the preseason forecasts create a lot of debate and discussion, and that only increases the buzz for tipoff, which will have an unprecedented feel once things get underway in the 2020-21 college basketball campaign.