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Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball Picked 5th In Big East Poll

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The University of Cincinnati's Basketball team has been picked 5th in the pre-season Big East Media. This coming on the heels of the Bearcats first trip to the NCAA since the Bob Huggins era. UC did not pick up any first place votes.

(First place votes)
1. Connecticut (7) 209 points
(tie) Syracuse (5) 209 points
3. Louisville (3) 201 points
4. Pittsburgh (1) 188 points
5. Cincinnati 169 points
6. Marquette 155 points
7. West Virginia 132 points
8. Villanova 127 points
9. Notre Dame 114 points
10. Georgetown 104 points
11. Rutgers 75 points
12. St. John's 71 points
13. Seton Hall 56 points
14. USF 43 points
15. Providence 40 points
16. DePaul 27 points

Yancy Gates is the only Bearcat who landed on one of the preseason all league teams. He is on the second team along with Alex Orihaki, Peyton Siva, Scoop Jardine and Maalik Waynes. And here is the normal warning that pre season polls are precisely worthless.