Earlier today the Syracuse Post Standard released their annual Big East basketball preseason media poll. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals dominated the poll, receiving all 15 first place votes.
It was no different this afternoon as Louisville dominated the All League Teams as well. Cardinal senior point guard Peyton Siva was voted as preseason player of the year. Siva was one of five players to receive a vote for player of the year. Nine of the 15 media members that were polled voted for Siva.
Sophomore Chane Behanan and junior Gorgui Dieng were named to the second team all-conference. Below is an excerpt.
Player of the Year: Peyton Siva, Louisville
Rookie of the Year: Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
Big East first team:
Peyton Siva, G, Louisville
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati
Jack Cooley, C, Notre Dame
Vincent Council, G, Providence
Otto Porter, F, Georgetown
Big East second team
Brandon Triche, G, Syracuse
C.J. Fair, F, Syracuse
Michael Carter-Williams, G, Syracuse
Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville
Chane Behanan, F, Louisville
D’Angelo Harrison, G, St. John’s
The following writers participated in the Post-Standard poll:
Greg Auman, Tampa Bay Times; Rick Bozich, WDRB-TV Louisville; Ken Davis, FOXSportsNEXT.com; Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News; Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune; Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News; Kevin McNamara, Providence Journal; Tom Noie, South Bend Tribune; Dana O’Neil, ESPN.com; J.P. Pelzman, Bergen Record; Brendan Prunty, Newark Star-Ledger; Lenn Robbins, New York Post, Roger Rubin, New York Daily News.