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2016 Big East Coast Bias power rankings: WEEK FIVE EDITION

No movement at the top, but the middle and bottom are reshuffled a bit.

NCAA Basketball: Massachusetts at Providence Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the latest edition of the BECB power rankings!

As we mentioned in The Morning Fast Break, a communication error led to these being posted on Tuesday. These rankings do not take yesterday’s game with Seton Hall into account.

Along with 15 of our bloggers, Anonymous Eagle and VU Hoops contributed to the rankings this week.


10. St. John’s Red Storm

(Score: 9.53; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 10; Last Week: 9)

“When you lose to a sub-290 KenPom team you’re automatically last for the week. Facts of life.” - Robert O’Neill

“While the Mullin era hasn’t gotten off to the greatest of starts, Shamorie Ponds looks like the real deal at least. He’s as good of a get as expected.” - Chris Novak


9. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.38; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10; Last Week: 10)

“The Blue Demons consistently play well in the second half. They just need to play well in the first half, too.” - Robert O’Neill

“Someone just needs to make it so it reads ‘second half’ during the entire game. Then perhaps DePaul can see progression.” - Chris Novak


8. Georgetown Hoyas

(Score: 7.82; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 9; Last Week: 8)

“The Hoyas went 1-0 this week, so they’ve got that going for them. We’ll ignore that other thing.” - Robert O’Neill

“Dogs should be able to defeat pieces of produce, yes?” - Chris Novak


7. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 7.00; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 8; Last Week: 7)

“The Golden Eagles are stuck in a Groundhog Day-like loop where this season is the exact same as last season.” - Robert O’Neill

“If the defense could be half as great as the offense is, then they’d be going places. And that offense is great when it’s at its peak.” - Chris Novak


6. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 5.59; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 7; Last Week: 5)

“Hold up, we have Seton Hall sixth? Seriously?” - Robert O’Neill

“Angel Delgado is a beast. That is all.” - Chris Novak


5. Providence Friars

(Score: 5.47; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 7; Last Week: 6)

“The Friars care not for your concept of a “rebuilding year” and care not that they were picked to finish ninth in the Big East.” - Robert O’Neill

“With each passing day, the appreciation for Ed Cooley grows.” - Chris Novak


4. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 4.12; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 5; Last Week: 4)

“Road games, man. Road games.” - Robert O’Neill

“I worried about this team going into the year, but maybe not for the right reason. Their shooting issues are plaguing them a bit. I trust a Mack team will turn it around soon though.” - Chris Novak


3. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 3.12; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 4; Last Week: 3)

“Butler Blue and the Curse of Larry Bird’s Birthday is a book I would 100% read.” - Robert O’Neill

“Good thing Butler isn’t arrogant. Otherwise they’d probably never play at Indiana State again after what happened last week.” - Chris Novak


2. Creighton Bluejays (1)

(Score: 1.94; First-Place Votes: 1; Lowest Vote: 2; Last Week: 2)

“To rehash a joke from the Twitter account, the Bluejays score Creigh-ton of points.” - Robert O’Neill

“Just here hoping unbeaten Creighton faces unbeaten Villanova on New Year’s Eve. Don’t mind me.” - Chris Novak


1. Villanova Wildcats (16)

(Score: 1.06; First-Place Votes: 16; Lowest Vote: 2; Last Week: 1)

“Josh Hart > You.” - Robert O’Neill

“Even without Phil Booth, ‘Nova just keeps on ticking.” - Chris Novak