In this week’s Associated Press poll, Seton Hall and Creighton jumped in to give the BIG EAST four ranked teams. Butler moved up one spot to No. 5 to gain its highest ranking in school history for a second straight week. Villanova inched up two spots to No. 14. The Pirates, who were last ranked in the Dec. 9 poll, shot up to No. 18. The Bluejays got in at No. 25, their first ranking since the Jan. 8 poll two seasons ago.
Tuesday’s BIG EAST schedule includes only one game – DePaul at Villanova – before the other eight squads battle on Wednesday.