The Georgetown Hoyas already have three losses on the year, but their record is much better than it looks (8-3).
The Hoyas have lost to Oregon, Northeastern and Kansas. Oregon and Kansas are currently ranked and that should be the case all season long. The loss to Northeastern is a very bad loss, as the Huskies are 3-9. That loss will definitely stick out on the resume and in no way is that a good thing.
Still, the other two losses are not bad whatsoever and the Hoyas do have some quality wins. Two in fact. They have already beaten the Kansas State Wildcats and the VCU Rams.
The Wildcats may have lost some talent, but they have already beaten a couple of talented teams, like the Gonzaga Bulldogs. VCU is one of the best mid-majors in the country despite have three losses already.
Markel Starks and co. are still one of the better teams in the Big East and that will show once conference play actually begins. Georgetown should have no problem finishing in the top five of the conference standings, which should result in a tournament appearance.
There is only one ranked team in the Big East right now and that is the Villanova Wildcats, who just lost their first game of the season. As a result, Villanova should enter conference play as the team to beat.
I am sure many people expected Georgetown to be ranked right now and three losses may seem bad on paper this early in the season, but its record is much better than it appears.