Big East & AAC Preseason Rankings and All-Conference Teams

Here are the preseason rankings and All-Conference teams for the Big East and American Athletic Conference.

The Big East Preseason Player of the Year, Doug McDermott, is a kid from Iowa who’s never played a game in the Big East or Madison Square Garden.

The AAC Preseason Player of the Year, Russ Smith, is a kid from Brooklyn who’s never played a game in the AAC or a conference tournament game in Memphis.

 

BIG EAST PRESEASON POLL (1st place votes in parens)

1. Marquette (5)

2. Georgetown (2)

3. Creighton (1)

4. Villanova

5. St. John’s (2)

6. Providence

7. Xavier

8. Seton Hall

9. Butler

10. Depaul

 

BIG EAST PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Doug McDermott, Creighton

BIG EAST PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Markel Starks, Georgetown

Davante Gardner, Marquette

Bryce Cotton, Providence

D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s

Semaj Christon, Xavier

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

Cleveland Melvin, DePaul

Jamil Wilson, Marquette

JaKarr Sampson, St. John’s

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall

Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova

JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova

BIG EAST PRESEASON HONORABLE MENTION

Kadeem Batts, Providence

Chris Obekpa, St. John’s

AAC PRESEASON POLL

1. Louisville (9)

2. UConn (1)

3. Memphis

4. Cincinnati.

5. Temple

6. SMU

7. Houston

8. USF

9. UCF

10. Rutgers

 

AAC PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Russ Smith, Louisville

AAC PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Keith Frazier, SMU

AAC FIRST TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Shabazz Napier, UConn

Chane Behanan, Louisville

Russ Smith, Louisville

Joe Jackson, Memphis

AAC SECOND TEAM

Isaiah Sykes, UCF

Ryan Boatright, UConn

TaShawn Thomas, Houston

Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

Anthony Collins, USF

Victor Rudd, USF

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