Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: Big East

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Big East Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Villanova UniversityVillanova, PA Wildcats
2 Providence CollegeProvidence, RI Friars
3 University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN 20 Fighting Irish
4 Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC 23 Hoyas
5 University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA 56 Panthers
6 Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY 58 Orange
7 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New BrunswickPiscataway, NJ 66 Scarlet Knights
8 University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT 66 Huskies
9 Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI 84 Golden Eagles
10 DePaul UniversityChicago, IL Tier 3 Blue Demons
11 Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJ Tier 3 Pirates
12 St. John's UniversityQueens, NY Tier 3 Red Storm
13 University of CincinnatiCincinnati, OH Tier 3 Bearcats
14 University of LouisvilleLouisville, KY Tier 3 Cardinals
15 University of South FloridaTampa, FL Tier 3 Bulls
16 West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV Tier 3 Mountaineers
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities ranking category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.
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