Is this the Big East's last great season? 

October, 17, 2012

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With the start of the 2012-13 college basketball season fast approaching, ESPN Insider is looking at the five burning questions facing each of the major conferences. In this edition, Jay Bilas looks at the Big East.

1. Is this the last great season for the Big East?

The Big East hasn't faced many big questions over the past decade. In my judgment, the Big East has been the best basketball conference in the country for several seasons now, and has been the toughest regular-season and postseason gauntlet in basketball. But even with the great success, one cannot help wonder whether this is the last season of Big East greatness, where the Big East is unquestionably the best basketball conference in the nation.