The Golden Eagles are coming off of their second straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. They finished 27-8 overall, 2nd place in the Big East (14-4) last season, after being picked to finish 6th.
The Golden Eagles return three starters from last season, Vander Blue, Junior Cadougan and Todd Mayo.
Louisville is the unanimous choice to win the Big East title. Syracuse was picked second, followed by Notre Dame, Cincinnati and Georgetown.