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Big East Coast Bias Basketball Power Rankings: WEEK TEN EDITION

Later than usual, but the schedule’s been different than usual, too.

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Our latest edition of Power Rankings are out!

In this week’s edition, 22 pollsters ranked the Big East teams 1-10, and we’re back to having a unanimous #1 team.

This week’s edition featured the contributions of Anonymous Eagle, VU Hoops, Casual Hoya and Rumble in the Garden.


10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.91; Last Week: 10; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“Goodwill from a comeback win over Providence was dismissed quickly.” - Chris Novak

“DePaul struggled this week. That’s an all too common statement.” - Robert O’Neill

9. Georgetown Hoyas

(Score: 8.64; Last Week: 9; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 10)

“Georgetown should probably win home games, IMO” - Chris Novak

“The Big East has lost nine home games in conference play, the best mark in the nation... Georgetown has lost three of those nine.” - Robert O’Neill

8. St. John’s Red Storm

(Score: 8.41; Last Week: 7; Highest Vote: 7; Lowest Vote: 9)

“St. John’s wins last year: 8. St. John’s wins this year so far: 9. ‘Nuff said.” - Chris Novak

“St. John’s will be good in a couple years so long as Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett stick around.” - Robert O’Neill

7. Providence Friars

(Score: 6.82; Last Week: 8; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 7)

“It took until mid-January, but Providence finally won a true road game on Monday. For their sake, that trend continues.” - Chris Novak

“Providence remains pretty weird.” - Robert O’Neill

6. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 5.95; Last Week: 5; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 8)

“Hope isn’t completely dashed yet, but Seton Hall went through about as bad a stretch as you could ask for. At least their win over South Carolina looks better with each passing day.” - Chris Novak

"I still don't want to play Seton Hall if I'm anyone who's not Villanova or Creighton in the Big East. Tough out no matter what (just ask Marquette)." - Sam Newberry

5. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 5.32; Last Week: 6; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 6)

“There’s nothing you can do when Butler rains down the amount of shots they did on Monday at Hinkle. Marquette should still be alright.” - Chris Novak

"Marquette at 5 because they've proven so far that, besides Villanova, their worst enemy is themselves. They can run with anyone if they don't struggle on the defensive end; they just tend to struggle." - Sam Newberry

4. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 3.95; Last Week: 4; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 5)

“Xavier’s best quality win so far is 11-6 Clemson and/or 13-5 Utah. They’re going to have to simply do better than that.” - Chris Novak

“Xavier had a rough stretch and went 0-3 against the three best teams in the conference. It’s not an end all be all, but it’s certainly something to be concerned about.” - Robert O’Neill

3. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 2.91; Last Week: 2; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 3)

“If Butler keeps this up, they could very well be on the 2-4 seed line in the NCAA Tournament.” - Chris Novak

“Butler’s 63 point, zero turnover second half against Marquette was one of the more impressive things I’ve seen this season.” - Robert O’Neill

2. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 2.18; Last Week: 3; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 3)

“A lot of people seem content with burying Creighton after Mo Watson went down. I think they’ll regret that soon enough.” - Chris Novak

"Creighton at 2, but that might rapidly change due to the Maurice Watson Jr. injury. If his backup doesn't step up, they could start to struggle." - Sam Newberry

1. Villanova Wildcats (22)

(Score: 1.00; Last Week: 1; First-Place Votes: 22)

“If Villanova’s defense is gonna be as good as it’s been the past few games, they’re going to be damn near unstoppable.” - Chris Novak

“The NCAA Tournament is a crapshoot, but it gets harder and harder every day to imagine Villanova not being in the Final Four again.” - Robert O’Neill


Voting Breakdown

Voter Butler Creighton DePaul Georgetown Marquette Providence Seton Hall St. John's Villanova Xavier
Voter Butler Creighton DePaul Georgetown Marquette Providence Seton Hall St. John's Villanova Xavier
Chris Novak 3 2 10 9 6 7 5 8 1 4
Rob O'Neill 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Alex Sindelar 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Sam Newberry 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Adam Hillman 3 2 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Eugene Rapay 3 2 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 4
Chris Grenham 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Joey Ciccarello 3 2 10 9 5 6 7 8 1 4
Andrew Padyk 3 2 10 9 6 7 4 8 1 5
Clay Sauertieg 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Marisa Miller 3 2 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Raymond Simms 3 2 10 8 5 6 7 9 1 4
Charlie Goldsmith 2 3 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Mike Hopkins 3 2 10 8 5 6 7 9 1 4
Brendan Carducci 2 3 10 8 5 7 6 7 1 4
Matt Moore-Alameda 3 2 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Tehr Umar 3 2 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Perry Waggoner 3 2 9 10 6 7 8 9 1 4
Anonymous Eagle 3 2 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 4
Casual Hoya 3 2 9 10 5 6 7 8 1 4
Rumble in the Garden 4 3 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 2
VU Hoops 2 3 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
First Place Votes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Average 2.91 2.18 9.91 8.64 5.32 6.82 5.95 8.41 1.00 3.95