The top student writers in the conference have spoken again, and here’s how it came out.

1. Connecticut (22-1, 10-1), 192 points (12 first-place votes)
A team that just knows how to win basketball games. — Kerry Klecic, The Oracle

2. Louisville (18-4, 9-1), 175 points

3. Pittsburgh (22-2, 9-2), 173 points
They may finally get past the Sweet 16 this year. — Giuseppe Barone, The Setonian

4. Marquette (20-3, 9-1), 151 points
Out of all the teams in the Big East, they lose to a South Florida team that’s 3-8 in the conference. — Catherine LaRoche, The Louisville Cardinal

5. Villanova (19-4, 7-3), 148 points
They have been absolutely shooting the lights out lately. — Matthew Stein, The Daily Targum

6. Syracuse (18-6, 6-5), 125 points

7. West Virginia (16-8, 5-6), 111 points

8. Cincinnati (16-8, 6-5), 109 points
Who knew they were capable of 90-plus points? Oh, wait, anybody is when they play Notre Dame. — Chris Hine, The Observer

9. Providence (14-9, 6-5), 108 points

10. Georgetown (13-9, 4-7), 85 points

11. Notre Dame (12-10, 3-7), 64 points
Not looking good right now in South Bend at all. — Klecic

12. Seton Hall (13-9, 4-6), 61 points
The Pirates officially have the upper hand in the tri-state area: the only positive to come out of this season. — Barone

13. St. John’s (12-11, 3-8), 54 points

14. South Florida (8-14, 3-7), 39 points
South Florida basketball is like Duke football. Even when they steal some wins, no one seems to care. — Stein

15. Rutgers (10-14, 1-10), 25 points
Words don’t describe the frustration level around the Rutgers campus. This team is terrible. — Stein

16. DePaul (8-16, 0-11), 12 points
Half the high school teams in Chicago can beat DePaul right now. — Barone

Voters: Bailey Heaps, The Hoya; Bo Jesse/Pete Marx, The News Record; Catherine LaRoche, The Louisville Cardinal; Chris Hine, The Observer; David Cassilo, The Villanovan; Giuseppe Barone, The Setonian; Kerry Klecic, The Oracle; Kyle Austin, The Daily Orange; Matthew Stein, The Daily Targum; Mike Gladysz, The Pitt News; Ryan Holt, The Cowl; Tony Dobies, The Daily Athenaeum

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