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The Best Big East Basketball Teams  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Vote up the Big East schools with the historically best basketball team.

The best Big East basketball programs have all been home to players who went on to become NBA icons. Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning are just some of the best players in NBA history who spent some time on the top Big East basketball teams. Many of the best players in the NBA right now also came out of Big East schools, such as Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Lowry. 

The Villanova Wildcats are a powerhouse and won the two most recent national championships for the Big East, topping the 2018 and 2016 March Madness tournaments. The Georgetown Hoyas and Marquette Golden Eagles, however, can claim NCAA Tournament titles as well.

When thinking about historic success, though, which Big East team is truly at the top of the mountain? Vote up the best and check back to see which team holds the top spot.

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St. John's Red Storm men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
Photo: St. John's

All-time record: 1900-1030
Conferences titles: 14
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 2

Notable players: Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Metta World Peace, Maurice Harkless

Location: New York, New York

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Xavier Musketeers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
Photo: Xavier

All-time record: 1490-1005
Conferences titles: 18
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: David West, Tyrone Hill, James Posey

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Creighton Bluejays men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
Photo: Creighton

All-time record: 1562-1020
Conferences titles: 15
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 0

Notable players: Kyle Korver, Paul Silas, Doug McDermott

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

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Butler Bulldogs men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
Photo: Butler

All-time record: 1597-1145
Conferences titles: 13
National championships: 0
Final Four appearances: 2

Notable players: Gordon Hayward, Shelvin Mack

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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