NEW YORK — St. John’s had four players decorated with Big East Preseason honors and received two first-place votes in the Coaches’ Poll.
Yet somehow the Johnnies landed fifth among 10 teams.
Did a couple of coaches vote them eighth, ninth or 10th?
We may never know, but at least one coach believes Steve Lavin’s club has as much — if not more — talent than any team in the new-look league.
“I think they’re as good as anybody in the league,” said Marquette coach Buzz Williams, whose team was slotted first and received five first-place votes.