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Big East Coast Bias Basketball Power Rankings: WEEK ELEVEN EDITION

Every team played just one game since our last Power Rankings, but there’s been movement.

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Our latest edition of Power Rankings are out!

In this week’s edition, 17 pollsters ranked the Big East teams 1-10.

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


10. Georgetown Hoyas

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

“Oh how the mighty have fallen. Per CBS, this is poised to be just the second time in the last 45 years that Georgetown, Syracuse, and UConn all miss the NCAA Tournament.” - Robert O’Neill

“The Hoyas look far from impressive. It's not even February and this feels like a long year.” - Chris Novak

9. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.25; Last Week: 10; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 10)

“DePaul's magic touch on Saturday deserves to be recognized. And studied. And sent to scientists for more review.” - Tehr Umar

“DePaul took a top 15 team into overtime. That gets them out of the cellar of our rankings.” - Robert O’Neill

“DePaul fought to the bitter end with Butler. Could've truly gone either way.” - Chris Novak

8. St. John’s Red Storm

(Score: 8.12; Last Week: 8; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 9)

“Bashir Ahmed is emerging as a great third scoring option for the Red Storm. That’s a positive development despite their record, which is also an improvement from last year already.” - Robert O’Neill

“The Red Storm simply were outmatched on Sunday. They should fare more competitively in the future.” - Chris Novak

7. Providence Friars

(Score: 6.81; Last Week: 7; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 7)

“Real talk, Providence played a great game of basketball against Villanova. If the Friars can figure out how to maintain that 3-point efficiency, the rest of the season could be much more fun.” - Tehr Umar

“Providence hung with Villanova, but you have to be on another level to beat the Champs.” - Robert O’Neill

“The Friars couldn't get it done against Nova. On the flip side, few have.” - Chris Novak

6. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 6.18; Last Week: 6; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 7)

“Seton Hall seems to get lost in the middle of these rankings, but the force that is Angel Delgado deserves #respect.” -Tehr Umar

“The Pirates are on the right track after defeating St. John’s.” - Robert O’Neill

“Seton Hall has issues but Desi and Delgado are not any of them.” - Chris Novak

5. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 4.88; Last Week: 5; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 5)

"Big win by the Golden Eagles in Omaha, even if Creighton was without Mo Watson. If they play Nova close (or somehow get the win) they'll be in a great spot coming to the halfway point of the Big East season." - Sam Newberry

“Marquette picked up a huge win against Creighton. Can they pick up another one in Milwaukee tonight?” - Robert O’Neill

“When will the Wojo hate cease? MU has their defensive issues but they're looking like a tourney team.” - Chris Novak

4. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 4.06; Last Week: 4; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 5)

“Xavier is back on track after defeating Georgetown. They need to grab a big win against Cincy on Thursday, though.” - Robert O’Neill

“That was a huge bounce back win for Xavier. Follow that formula and they'll be right back on track.” - Chris Novak

3. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 3.00; Last Week: 2; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 4)

“The loss of Maurice Watson Jr. is nothing short of devastating, but I have staunch faith that Creighton possesses enough PG firepower to finish the season strongly.” - Tehr Umar

“Dropping nine spots in the AP Poll because of a loss to one of the country’s best offenses is egregious. The Bluejays will be fine, though.” - Robert O’Neill

2. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 2.00; Last Week: 3; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 2)

“With Maurice Watson Jr. out, second place in the Big East is up for grabs. Butler looks poised to capitalize on the Blue Jays misfortunes and settle behind Nova in the standings for the rest of the season.” - Perry Waggoner

“We went to DePaul/Butler and they didn’t let Blue in the building. It was an outrage.” - Robert O’Neill

“Butler scraped by DePaul but Kamar Baldwin and Kethan Savage are so very impressive” - Chris Novak

1. Villanova Wildcats (17)

(Score: 1.00; Last Week: 1; First-Place Votes: 17)

“The phrase "playing Villanova basketball" should just become a commonplace saying when referring to the gold standard of anything.” - Tehr Umar

“Villanova got all the votes, yet again. Ho hum.” - Robert O’Neill

“I've run out of superlatives for Villanova who looks like a bona fide title contender again” - Chris Novak

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 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Rob O'Neill 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Alex Sindelar 2 3 10 9 4 7 6 8 1 5
Sam Newberry 2 3 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Adam Hillman 2 3 10 8 4 7 6 9 1 5
Eugene Rapay 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Chris Grenham 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Joey Ciccarello 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Andrew Padyk 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Clay Sauertieg 2 4 8 10 5 7 6 9 1 3
Charlie Goldsmith 2 3 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Anonymous Eagle 2 3 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
VU Hoops 2 3 9 9 5 6 7 8 1 4
Mike Hopkins 2 3 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 4
Tehr Umar 2 3 9 10 5 7 6 8 1 4
Perry Waggoner 2 3 9 10 5 6 7 8 1 4
Casual Hoya 2 3 9 10 5 6 7 8 1 4
First Place Votes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Average 2.00 3.06 9.29 9.53 4.88 6.82 6.18 8.12 1.00 4.06