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Seven of poll's first 15 represent Big East

Updated: January 3, 2009, 3:40 PM ET
ESPN.com

The Big East continues to flaunt its depth in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, with seven teams spread among the first 15 in the rankings released Monday thanks to strong jumps by Georgetown and Syracuse.

Connecticut (8-0) and Pittsburgh (10-0) represented the first wave of Big East muscle, the two following North Carolina (9-0), which remained the poll's unanimous No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week.

Oklahoma (10-0) benefited from Gonzaga's first loss of the season to move ...

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