Projecting the Big East standings

The word is out about Angel Delgado (31) and Seton Hall. But where will the Pirates finish? AP Photo/Bill Kostroun


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Big East play is underway and there has been excitement and a few early surprises. But when the dust settles and we get to March, here's what the order of finish will look like:

1. Villanova Wildcats

The Wildcats (13-1, 1-1) remain the clear front-runner to win the league, despite their weekend loss to Seton Hall. They ran away from VCU, beat Michigan and Illinois on neutral courts, and pounded Temple. Coach Jay Wright has balance, experience and a bunch of guys who play with the right approach -- which is all about team. He has quality guards with Dylan Ennis, Darrun Hilliard and Ryan Arcidiacono, and a couple of guys up front in JayVaughn Pinkston and the much-improved Daniel Ochefu.

2. Georgetown Hoyas