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Updated Big East basketball standings for 2023 season

Here’s how Big East hoops looks as of now, and which games will matter to determine the regular season conference champion and seedings in the Big East Tournament.

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The 2022-23 college basketball season is moving at an accelerated pace. Here we are already in January. Football is entering its final month, and bracket fiends have begun channeling their attention toward the nation’s top-ranked programs — meaning that NCAA conference tournaments are right around the corner. Let’s fill you in, shall we?

Updated January 26, 1:45 p.m. ET

Xavier stayed at the top of the league standings with an 82-79 victory over UConn on Wednesday. The Huskies’ free fall continues as they are now sixth in the standings.

Here are the latest standings in the Big East ahead of the 2023 Big East Tournament, scheduled to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City from March 8-11.

Big East Men’s Basketball Standings

  1. Xavier: 9-1 Big East, 17-4 overall
  2. Marquette: 8-2 Big East, 16-5 overall
  3. Providence: 8-2 Big East, 16-5 overall
  4. Creighton: 6-3 Big East, 12-8 overall
  5. Seton Hall: 5-5 Big East, 12-9 overall
  6. UConn: 5-6 Big East, 16-6 overall
  7. Villanova: 4-5 Big East, 10-10 overall
  8. St. John’s: 3-7 Big East, 13-8 overall
  9. DePaul: 3-7 Big East, 9-12 overall
  10. Butler: 3-8 Big East, 11-11 overall
  11. Georgetown: 1-9 Big East, 6-15 overall

Tiebreaker rules, two teams tied

1. Regular season head-to-head results.

• If the tied teams split their two games, then proceed to Step 2 below.

2. Each team’s record vs. the team or tied teams occupying the highest position in the standings.

• If an advantage is not determined, proceed to the next team or group of tied teams in the standings for comparison. Continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

3. COIN FLIP

• If any ties still exist after implementing all of the above tie-breaking procedures, a coin flip is required. The procedure takes place at The BIG EAST Conference office immediately following the conclusion of the last regular season conference game. Commissioner Val Ackerman or her designee will administer this procedure. This session is open to the media and to athletic department representatives of the tied teams.

Tiebreaker Rules, three or more teams tied

1. Teams are viewed as a “mini-conference” when comparing head-to-head results. The team with the best record vs. the other teams in the mini-conference gains the advantage. The team with the worst record vs. the other teams in the mini-conference is seeded the lowest.

a. If only two teams have the same best winning percentage in the mini-conference, the higher seed goes to the team winning the head-to-head series.

b. If the two teams split their two games, then proceed to Step 2 under Two-Team ties. To seed the remaining team(s) in this mini-conference, proceed to (e) below.

c. If three or more (but not all) teams have the same best winning percentage in the original mini conference, then those tied teams create a new mini-conference and follow this same procedure beginning of Step 1 (Multiple Team Tie).

d. If all teams in the mini-conference have the same mini-conference record, proceed to Step 2 below.

e. After the top or bottom teams in a mini-conference are determined, the remaining teams are ranked by their record in the original mini-conference.

i. If there are any remaining teams tied by their record in the mini-conference, then head to head results will determine the higher seed.

ii. If the teams split two games, then proceed back to the two-way tie breaking procedure.

iii. If there are at least three teams remaining tied by their record in the mini-conference, they would then form a new mini-conference and follow the procedure again at the beginning of Step 1 (Multiple-Team Tie).

2. Compare each team’s record vs. the team or group of tied teams occupying the highest position in the standings.

• If an advantage is not determined, proceed to the next team or group of tied teams in the standings for comparison. Continue down through the standings until one or more teams gain an advantage.

• If two teams have the exact same advantage (i.e., having the same and better record against a compared team relative to their mini-conference), they are separated at that point by the two-way tiebreaker procedure. The next step would take you back to Step 1 (e) (Multiple-Team Tie).

3. COIN FLIP

• If any ties still exist after implementing all of the above tie-breaking procedures, a coin flip is required. The procedure takes place at The BIG EAST Conference office immediately following the conclusion of the last regular season conference game. Commissioner Val Ackerman or her designee will administer this procedure. This session is open to the media and to athletic department representatives of the tied teams.