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Media Tabs Louisville As Preseason Big East Favorite

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The annual Big East preseason media poll was released at the beginning of the league's Media Day on Tuesday, and as expected Louisville is the pick to win the conference.

What wasn't expected, however, was the fact that the Cards were a near-unanimous choice, garnering 24 of the possible 28 first-place votes.

Here's the media's complete poll:

1. Louisville (24) 219

2. USF (4) 176

3. Rutgers 155

4. Cincinnati 139

5. Pittsburgh 131

6. Connecticut 77

7. Syracuse 70

8. Temple 41

Just take a moment to look at that again. What a remarkable turnaround in such a short period of time.