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Big East Coast Bias Basketball Power Rankings: WEEK TWELVE EDITION

Lots of movement... except at the top.

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Our latest edition of Power Rankings are out!

In this week’s edition, 18 pollsters ranked the Big East teams 1-10.

This week’s edition featured the contributions of Banners on the Parkway, Casual Hoya, and Anonymous Eagle.


10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.83; Last Week: 9; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“DePaul made it out of the cellar for a week. But, going 0-1 this week, coupled with Georgetown’s strong week put them right back down.” - Robert O’Neill

“On the bright side... all DePaul has to do is win two more games and they have more wins than last year.” - Chris Novak

9. St. John’s Red Storm

(Score: 9.06; Last Week: 8; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 10)

“The Red Storm are 4-6 in Big East play. Did you know that? I bet you didn’t know that.” - Robert O’Neill

“St. John’s is 4-4 in games decided by six points or less and 3-1 in Big East play. Although they lost to Xavier, they are still scrappy as hell.” - Chris Novak

8. Georgetown Hoyas

(Score: 7.61; Last Week: 10; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 9)

“What a difference a week makes. The Hoyas took down Creighton and then went to Hinkle and beat Butler.” - Robert O’Neill

“Are... are the Hoyas... going to make a run to to the NCAA Tournament?” - Chris Novak

7. Providence Friars

(Score: 7.44; Last Week: 7; Highest Vote: 7; Lowest Vote: 8)

“It feels like the Friars have been in the seventh spot of the Power Rankings for a month straight.” - Robert O’Neill

“Providence won in Milwaukee. Anything is possible.” - Chris Novak

6. Seton Hall Pirates (1)

(Score: 5.50; Last Week: 6; Highest Vote: 1; Lowest Vote: 7)

“Well, this one will certainly turn some heads.” - Robert O’Neill

“So much for hating Seton Hall eh?” - Chris Novak

5. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 4.78; Last Week: 3; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 6)

“Creighton is going through a rough stretch. Hopefully their big win over DePaul helps right the ship.” - Robert O’Neill

“Creighton getting more production from Marcus Foster is good. They’ll need to chug along with him at the forefront going forward.” - Chris Novak

4. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 4.22; Last Week: 5; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 6)

“Marquette probably would have cracked the top 3 if they beat Providence. As it stands, they set themselves up nicely for a postseason appearance with the win over Villanova.” - Robert O’Neill

“Yes, I voted Marquette 3rd. I think they’re deserving of that.” - Chris Novak

3. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 3.56; Last Week: 4; Highest Vote: 3; Lowest Vote: 6)

“Despite the loss, Xavier (specifically Trevon Bluiett) looked pretty good against Cincinnati. They have a couple things they need to improve upon though, and the loss of Edmond Sumner for the rest of the season may hurt them.” - Robert O’Neill

“An extremely tough break for Xavier in losing Edmond Sumner. Quentin Goodin will have to pick up on things quickly.” - Chris Novak

2. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 2.11; Last Week: 2; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 3)

“Had the Bulldogs beat Georgetown and had Villanova lost to Virginia, you could very well see Butler on top of our rankings. However... that didn’t happen.” - Robert O’Neill

“Big missed opportunity for Butler this past week. Let’s see how they fare tonight against Creighton.” - Chris Novak

1. Villanova Wildcats (17)

(Score: 1.07; Last Week: 1; Highest Vote: 1; Lowest Vote: 2)

“Villanova lost to Marquette this week, but then they beat Virginia, so all is well.” - Robert O’Neill

“So someone else on Villanova besides Kris Jenkins is allowed to hit buzzer beaters after all.” - Chris Novak


Power Rankings ballots

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 5 10 8 3 7 6 9 1 4
Rob O'Neill 2 5 10 7 3 8 6 9 1 4
Alex Sindelar 2 4 10 7 3 8 5 9 1 6
Sam Newberry 2 5 10 8 4 7 6 9 1 3
Adam Hillman 2 6 10 8 4 7 5 9 1 3
Eugene Rapay 2 5 10 8 4 7 6 9 1 3
Chris Grenham 2 5 10 9 3 7 6 8 1 4
Andrew Padyk 2 5 10 9 4 7 6 8 1 4
Clay Sauertieg 3 6 9 8 5 7 4 10 1 3
Marisa Miller 2 5 10 8 4 7 6 9 1 3
Charlie Goldsmith 2 4 9 8 5 7 6 10 1 4
Mike Hopkins 2 5 10 8 4 7 6 9 1 3
Matt Moore-Alameda 2 4 10 7 5 8 6 9 1 3
Nick Mueller 2 4 10 7 6 8 5 9 1 3
Perry Waggoner 3 6 9 7 4 8 1 10 2 5
Anonymous Eagle 2 4 10 7 5 8 6 9 1 3
Banners on the Parkway 2 4 10 6 5 8 7 9 1 3
Casual Hoya 2 4 10 7 5 8 6 9 1 3
First Place Votes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
Average 2.11 4.78 9.83 7.61 4.22 7.44 5.50 9.06 1.06 3.56