Villanova hammered eight extra-base hits in Saturday's win. (Shotgun Spratling)

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Big East’s improved depth on display in Villanova win over Creighton

At The Ballpark

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — The Big East currently has the No. 6 conference RPI in the nation. Better than a power conference like the Pac-12. Better than football conferences like the American or Conference USA. Better than a traditional power conference like the Big West. Better than larger conferences like the Atlantic 10 or Coastal. Better than warm-weather conferences like the SoCon or the Southland.

The Big East — a midmajor conference where not every school has a full allotment of scholarships (a couple barely have half the allowed 11.7) — is the strongest conference no one is talking about,[…]

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