St. John's, Louisville have work to do

— -- In recent years, the Big East has been one of the top basketball conferences in the nation. As is usually the case, the league lived up to its rep on the recruiting trail in the 2010 recruiting cycle. Syracuse's four-man class is among the country's finest; it features both size and perimeter talent. The Orange are joined by Marquette and Georgetown in's recruiting class rankings. Here's a look at how the Big East classes stand following the early signing period. It's important to keep in mind that much can change in the coming months; many prospects have elected to wait for the spring period to pick their college destination. (Note: Classes that were ranked outside the top 25 with the same grade are listed alphabetically.) Grade

Syracuse Orange

Marquette Golden Eagles

Georgetown Hoyas

Cincinnati Bearcats

Pittsburgh Panthers

Villanova Wildcats

West Virginia Mountaineers

Connecticut Huskies

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Providence Friars

DePaul Blue Demons

Seton Hall Pirates

South Florida Bulls

Louisville Cardinals

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

St. John's Red Storm