The initial AP college basketball poll is out and Pitt starts the season at 10th. That's one slot higher than the No. 11 ranking they received in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Obviously preseason rankings mean little, but still a good feeling to see Pitt get more respect. The Panthers weren't the only Big East team in the top ten and it's looking like another loaded year fro the conference.
Other Big East teams in the poll are Cincinnati and Marquette at No. 21 and No. 22 respectively. The North Carolina Tarheels start the season ranked at No. 1 and the Kentucky Wildcats come in at No. 2.