Villanova was picked to finish eighth in the Big East in a presason poll by the conference's coaches. The poll results were released today at Big East media day in New York.
Villanova was 21-12 last season and do not have a senior on the team. Junior guard Maalik Wayns (Roman Catholic High) is the top returning scorer with a 13.8 average.
Connecticut and Syracuse were picked to finish first. UConn received seven first-place votes and Syracuse had five first-place votes. Coaches could not vote for their own team.
Here are the results of the poll (first-place votes in parentheses):