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Week 2 Big East Coast Bias Power Rankings

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Some competition at the top? You bet.

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The second edition of our Power Rankings has arrived!

This year, as we mentioned last time, we will have votes casted not only from our site, but others around the Big East world as well. This week’s rankings include ballots from the following:

Anonymous Eagle

  • AE himself
  • Besay
  • Connor Lagore

Banners on the Parkway

  • Bryan Dobney

Casual Hoya

DePaul

  • Dan Stack

Rumble in the Garden

  • Norman Rose

10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.89; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“You already know.” - Eugene Rapay

“Lost to Notre Dame and Illinois, but commend them for scheduling tougher opponents.” - Luke Feliciano

9. Georgetown Hoyas (1)

(Score: 8.63; First-Place Votes: 1; Lowest Vote: 10)

“Jessie Govan looks like the grown man...I mean, ringer--that joins a little league baseball team and DOMINATES. Is he actually of age? Can we see a birth certificate? Yeah, Georgetown's nonconference schedule isn't exactly challenging, but at least we get to see Govan go off.” - Eugene Rapay

“Not much to say here, but they basically have one of the worst out of conference schedules I've ever seen. Seems like they are trying harder to get numbers in the win column than challenging themselves.” - Luke Feliciano

8. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 7.89; Highest Vote: 7; Lowest Vote: 9)

“Full steam ahead until you get plowed by some Boilermakers.” - Eugene Rapay

“Marquette lost to Purdue but Purdue’s a good team - and Marquette has more of a chance this year than people might think. With 5’11” Markus Howard returning after shooting 55% from beyond the arc as a perfect example, they’re going to be similar to how Villanova was some years ago - small, quick, and good at 3’s.” - Kayla Smith

“Haven't really seen much from them in only two games.” - Luke Feliciano

“I'm not holding Marquette's loss to a very good Purdue team against them, but I am way more impressed with what Creighton did on the road and how good St. John's has looked when they're clicking (even if they haven't really played a good team yet).” - Sam Newberry

7. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 6.85; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 8)

“Took a stinger losing in the Gavitt Game matchup against the Terps, but so far so good with LaVall Jordan at the helm.” - Eugene Rapay

“Wasn't impressed by them against Maryland.” - Luke Feliciano

6. St. John's Red Storm

(Score: 6.21; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 9)

“Doesn't look like the team that lost to Rutgers, but the competition so far hasn't given me a reason to be too high on them just yet.” - Eugene Rapay

“They were flying all over the place against Nebraska and the Ponds-LoVett duo can develop into one of the conference's most lethal backcourt duos.” - Luke Feliciano

5. Providence Friars

(Score: 4.95; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 6)

“2K classic was a nice rebound after losing to Minnesota.” - Eugene Rapay

“Had they beaten Minnesota, they would be higher on this list, but they beat Washington and Saint Louis, which is sufficient enough to put them in the Top 5.” - Luke Feliciano

4. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 4.63; Highest Vote: 23 Lowest Vote: 7)

“Offense, offense, offense, and a win against a ranked team.” - Eugene Rapay

“They knocked off No. 20 Northwestern in a tightly-contested game.” - Luke Feliciano

3. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 3.11; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 4)

“Took care of business, but just had to give the #3 spot to Xavier for what they did this week.” - Eugene Rapay

“Only beat Monmouth by 10, but put a good beating on a B1G Indiana team.” - Luke Feliciano

2. Xavier Musketeers (6)

(Score: 1.89; First-Place Votes: 1; Lowest Vote: 4)

“Looking strong despite the fact that JP is probably going to end up on Intervention.” - Anne Foray

“JP Macura and Trevon Bluiett's game at Wisconsin still has me left figuring out if their performance was the best or the gator chomp afterwards.” - Eugene Rapay

“The Musketeers beat Wisco. Nuff said.” - Luke Feliciano

1. Villanova Wildcats (20)

(Score: 1.29; First-Place Votes: 20; Lowest Vote: 2)

“Wake me up when they play somebody” - Anne Foray

“Competition hasn't been the greatest so far, but back-to-back triple digit games give a reason to still tune in. Their play at Battle 4 Atlantis should either solidify this spot as the top 'cat still, or hand it over to someone else like...” - Eugene Rapay

“Villanova’s already got it figured out. Jalen Brunson is leading the way - along with fellow potential NBA draft pick Mikal Bridges - to a team that is potentially their strongest ever. How do you go up against a team with ‘The Michael Jordan of Delaware’ (DiVincenzo) and a Junior that has grown three inches since starting college (Paschall)? There are also two guys that had to sit out last season who will finally be able to play: the best incoming big man to ever enter the Villanova program (Spellman) and the leading scorer for Villanova in the championship game in 2016 (Booth).

Six solid starters. What a nice problem for Jay Wright to have.” - Kayla Smith

“Well, they are just Villanova and George Clooney's doppleganger will take them places.” - Luke Feliciano

Big East Coast Bias Power Rankings - Week 3

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
Alex Sindelar 8 3 10 9 7 5 4 6 1 2
Andrew Padyk 7 3 9 10 8 5 4 6 1 2
Anne Foray 7 3 10 9 8 4 5 6 1 2
Anonymous Eagle 8 5 9 10 7 4 3 6 1 2
Besay (AE) 7 2 10 9 6 5 3 8 1 4
Brendan Carducci 7 2 10 9 6 5 3 8 1 4
Brett Johnson 6 2 10 9 7 5 4 8 1 3
Casual Hoya 5 6 10 1 8 7 4 9 2 3
Charlie Goldsmith 8 3 9 10 5 6 4 7 1 2
Chris Novak 8 4 10 9 6 5 3 7 1 2
Connor Lagore (AE) 7 3 10 9 6 5 4 8 1 2
Dan Gardella 8 2 10 9 7 5 4 6 1 3
Eugene Rapay 8 2 10 9 7 5 4 6 1 3
Joel (Banners Parkway) 5 4 10 9 8 7 3 6 1 2
Kevin Urquhart 5 4 9 10 8 6 3 7 1 2
Luke Feliciano 8 4 9 10 6 5 3 7 1 2
Matt Ambrose 8 5 9 10 7 4 3 6 1 2
Matt DeMarinis 7 2 9 10 6 5 4 8 1 3
Matthew Gelenites 8 2 10 9 7 6 4 5 1 3
Mike Hopkins 8 2 10 9 7 5 4 6 1 3
Norman Rose (Rumble in the Garden) 8 3 10 9 7 5 4 6 1 2
Pete Mackin 7 3 10 9 5 8 4 6 1 2
Rob O'Neill 8 4 10 9 6 5 3 7 1 2
Sam Newberry 8 4 10 9 6 5 3 7 1 2
Tyler Pearre 9 2 10 6 5 7 4 8 1 3
First Place Votes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 24 0
Average 7.32 3.16 9.72 8.84 6.64 5.36 3.64 6.80 1.04 2.48
Highest Vote 5 2 9 1 5 4 3 5 1 2
Lowest Vote 9 6 10 10 8 8 5 9 2 4