Pitt and WVU finished first and second in the ranking of Big East teams by the media.
As expected, Pitt finished first in the poll. The Panthers received 22 of the 24 first-place votes and was one of the biggest clear-cut favorites in Big East history – short as it may be.
WVU finished in a tie for second vs. reigning conference champion, Cincinnati. Last season, the Mountaineers beat Pitt in their head to head matchup. WVU and fourth-ranked Connecticut received the remaining two first-place votes.