Big East basketball power rankings entering 2024

The Big East looks like one of the best conferences in college basketball but a lot can change during league play.

Dec 23, 2023; Hartford, Connecticut, USA; St. John's Red Storm head coach Rick Pitino watches from
Dec 23, 2023; Hartford, Connecticut, USA; St. John's Red Storm head coach Rick Pitino watches from / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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6. Butler Bulldogs (10-3, 1-1 Big East)

Butler has been the biggest surprise in the league this year.

The Bulldogs are reverting to its old ways of winning as Thad Matta enters his second year in his return to Indianapolis.

Michigan State transfer Pierre Brooks II and Northeastern transfer Jahmyl Telfort lead the way for Butler while adding former St. John's point guard Posh Alexander in the transfer portal has given the team a toughness it has lacked in the last few seasons.

Butler was seconds away from an 11-2 start to the season but a last second shot by Providence forced the game to go to overtime and the Friars were able to defend its home court.

The Bulldogs begin 2024 with a road game against the Red Storm, hosting UConn, and traveling to Marquette. If you have any questions about this team, they will be answered in the next two weeks.

5. Creighton Bluejays (9-3, 0-1 Big East)

Can anyone explain the Creighton Bluejays?

A Top-10 team this season yet was blown out on a neutral floor against Colorado State -- scoring only 48 points -- and lost by 15 points against a .500 UNLV team.

Creighton didn't look overly impressive in its next two games -- at home -- against Alabama and Villanova, losing to the Wildcats in overtime.

Greg McDermott takes his team on the road to Milwaukee on Saturday to face Marquette as an 0-2 start in the league is more than likely as this point for the Bluejays.