At least according to the coaches.
The annual preseason poll came out today and Seton Hall just barely scraped past Nova, who had been #1 in this poll for five years straight:
COACHES POLL TIME!@SetonHallMBB is the preseason favorite in #BIGEASThoops, edging @NovaMBB by a single point. @XavierMBB slated third, followed by @MarquetteMBB and @PCFriarsmbb tied for fourth to round out the top-five. pic.twitter.com/vbNJYzaTte
— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) October 10, 2019
Nova has won the Big East regular season in five of the last six years while claiming four of the last five conference tournament titles.
And Kyle probably doesn’t want to hear it, but the Cats didn’t truly become an elite program until UConn, Syracuse, Pitt, WVU, and Louisville left the conference.