When it comes to competitiveness in college basketball betting there is no conference that personifies this characteristic more than the Big East. But that comes as little surprise for most NCAA odds fans that have seen the Big East dominate the rest of the conferences and the basketball betting polls over the past few years.
All any NCAA fan needs to do is take a look at this year’s rankings to see just how tough this conference is. While no current Big East team currently resides at the number one spot in the college basketball betting polls, the Syracuse Orangemen lead the conference at the #2 spot.
The Big East actually occupies three of the top five spots in rankings with Villanova at the #4 spot and West Virginia at #5. And in many eyes, Villanova might actually be the best team in all of the NCAA odds competition.
Further the Big East can claim four of the top ten spots in the top-ten rankings and five of the top 25 spots. Georgetown comes in at #7 and Pitt rounds out the ranked teams of the Big East at the #25. Granted in years past this conference has had more teams ranked at any given moment but to have four teams in the top ten is excellent even for highly touted conference like the Big East.
And just think of the Big East teams that aren’t ranked but probably should be. UConn has some of the best players in the country and in any other conference would arguably be the best college basketball betting team. But in the tough as nails Big East the Huskies don’t even have a winning record.