As the countdown begins to the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season on Nov. 5,'s panel of experts is making its predictions for all of the nation's top leagues. We begin with the Big East, where the Villanova Wildcats will begin a defense of their fifth regular-season title in the past six years, albeit in a league that has recently been one of the nation's toughest gantlets from top to bottom

X picked as high as 3rd and as low as 4th.