One day after the Big East Coaches' picked UConn to finish atop the Big East, the first ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll was released and the Huskies are ranked fourth. They trail only North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio St. The Tar Heels were one vote away from being a unanimous No. 1. Kentucky received the final first place vote.
Syracuse was right behind the Huskies, coming in fifth. Louisville was ranked eighth and Pitt 11th.
Marquette and Cincinnati are also ranked, giving the league six of the polls 25 spots.