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Big East Coast Bias Basketball Power Rankings: WEEK NINE EDITION

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The deck’s been a bit reshuffled.

Villanova v Butler Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Our latest edition of Power Rankings are out!

In this week’s edition, 21 pollsters ranked the Big East teams 1-10, and for the first time this season, someone other than Villanova and Creighton received first-place votes.

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


10. DePaul Blue Demons

“Things aren’t going very well for DePaul so far in Big East play. It can only go up from here, right?” - Robert O’Neill

9. Georgetown Hoyas

“I shudder to think what will happen if Georgetown loses to St. John’s and UConn this week.” - Robert O’Neill

“The case against JT3 continues. His time has to be running out.” - Chris Grenham

8. Providence Friars

“The Friars have dropped four of their last five games. Seems like just yesterday they were 10-2.” - Robert O’Neill

“Kyron Cartwright's injury diagnosis will determine how the rest of this season will go for PC. Also, if only the NCAA would allow the Friars to play every game at the Dunk.” - Chris Grenham

7. St. John’s Red Storm

“Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett have been a blast to watch this year. The rest of the Red Storm... not so much.” - Robert O’Neill

"If St. John's could play like a team 100% of the time, they'd be terrifying to match up with. They're tough as it is." - Sam Newberry

6. Marquette Golden Eagles

“A pair of home wins for Marquette (vs. Seton Hall, vs. DePaul) this week could go a long way.” - Robert O’Neill

"The Golden Eagles have shown the talent to run with the Big East, but hasn't shown that talent through an entire Big East game yet. If they can be consistent, they're dangerous." - Sam Newberry

5. Seton Hall Pirates

“Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado make for a fun game every time Seton Hall plays.” - Robert O’Neill

4. Xavier Musketeers

“The Musketeers are the only undefeated team in Big East play so far. If that’s still the case by this time next week, after they face Villanova and Butler on the road, they’ll be much higher in the power rankings.” - Robert O’Neill

3. Creighton Bluejays

“The Bluejays fell a spot, but that’s not their fault. They keep taking care of business.” - Robert O’Neill

“Justin Patton is really really good. As is the rest of this team.” - Chris Grenham

2. Butler Bulldogs (3)

“It’s hard to find a team in the nation with a better resume this season than Butler.” - Robert O’Neill

“Chris Holtmann has done an incredible job with this group. Avoiding a post-Nova hangover against the Hoyas might be more impressive than beating Nova.” - Chris Grenham

“‘Nova is still first in the power rankings, but the Bulldogs vs Bluejays game Wednesday night will be the ultimate battle for number two in the conference. Should be a Creigh-zy game.” -Perry Waggoner

1. Villanova Wildcats (18)

“Villanova lost on the road to a very good team. They weren’t being marked down on my ballot.” - Robert O’Neill

“‘Nova remains the top dog with the help of Josh Hart's recent Jay Wright tweet.” - Chris Grenham


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 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Rob O'Neill 2 3 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Alex Sindelar 3 2 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Sam Newberry 3 2 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Adam Hillman 2 3 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Eugene Rapay 1 4 10 9 6 8 5 7 2 3
Chris Grenham 2 3 10 9 6 7 5 8 1 4
Andrew Padyk 1 3 9 10 6 8 5 7 2 4
Marisa Miller 2 3 10 9 7 8 5 6 1 4
Raymond Simms 3 2 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Charlie Goldsmith 2 4 10 7 8 9 5 6 1 3
Patrick Tonero 1 3 10 9 6 8 5 7 2 4
Anonymous Eagle 2 3 10 7 5 8 6 9 1 4
Rumble in the Garden 4 2 10 7 6 9 5 8 1 3
Mike Hopkins 2 3 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Matt Moore-Alameda 2 3 10 9 6 8 5 7 1 4
Nick Mueller 3 2 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Tehr Umar 3 2 10 9 6 7 5 8 1 4
Vijay Vemu 3 2 10 9 7 9 5 6 1 4
Perry Waggoner 2 3 10 8 7 9 5 6 1 4
Casual Hoya 3 2 9 10 6 7 5 8 1 4
First Place Votes 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Average 2.29 2.71 9.90 8.62 6.19 7.90 5.05 7.38 1.14 3.86