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Week 3 Big East Coast Bias Power Rankings

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There isn’t a lot of competition to speak of at the top this time around.

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The third 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

  • Joel

Casual Hoya

Creighton

  • Matt DeMarinis (White & Blue Review)

Rumble in the Garden

  • Norman Rose

10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.72; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“It turns out Max Strus isn't going to save the Blue Demons and now the Wintrust Arena inhabitants will need to pray to a new God.” - Alex Sindelar

“At least they didn't come out of Portland winless.” - Eugene Rapay

“They were beating Michigan State in the 2nd half! That has to count for something.” - Matt Ambrose

9. Georgetown Hoyas (1)

(Score: 8.84; First-Place Votes: 1; Lowest Vote: 10)

“Plushy nonconference schedule might make you undefeated, but not good yet. Imagine if they stayed in the PK80...” - Eugene Rapay

8. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 7.32; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 9)

“Getting housed by Texas is one thing but Kelan Martin going 2-10 from three and going 4-19 from the field against the Longhorns was a sobering reminder that he's still not that good. Then he hit the game winner against Ohio State and spurred on the 15 point comeback against his former coach. Perhaps these Bulldogs will simply be schizophrenic this year?” - Alex Sindelar

“Forget the power rankings, they've got to be feeling great after stunning Ohio State and their former coach. What a comeback.” - Eugene Rapay

7. St. John's Red Storm

(Score: 6.76; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 9)

“They're the very definition of "funbad," where they're fun to watch but also bad, like being a spectator at a hot dog eating contest.” - Alex Sindelar

“The Advocare Invitational brought out the best (and worst) in the Johnnies. But i think they've found an identity and a plan to succeed.” - Dan Gardella

“Tough loss to Missouri. Red Storm right now looks to be at the bottom of the ladder for one-loss teams at the moment. Nothing proven yet, but in way better shape than preseason.” - Eugene Rapay

6. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 6.64; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 8)

“If they keep this W/L/W/L/W streak going they're going to get wins against Villanova and Xavier but unfortunately lose to Eastern Illinois, American, and DePaul.” - Alex Sindelar

“Solid week in Maui for the Golden Eagles, despite losing a game to Wichita State. Their earlier loss to Purdue looks even worse since the Boilermakers had to fight to not finish in last place.” - Eugene Rapay

"With Cheatham leaving, I'm keeping Marquette at #6, but the true litmus test(s) (#RothsteinAlert) for this team will be Georgia on Saturday (another bubble team from a tough conference) and Vermont (a top-level mid-major) next week. I think those two games will indicate just how good Marquette is." - Sam Newberry

5. Providence Friars

(Score: 5.36; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 8)

“Killa' Kyron and the Friars had a nice post-2K classic week, but still not enough to put them higher than the other four in my book.” - Eugene Rapay

4. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 3.64; Highest Vote: 23 Lowest Vote: 5)

“When they're playing poorly, like they did for a stretch against Vandy, they're unwatchable and make me want to throw up. When they're playing well, like they did for a stretch against Vandy, they're a lot of fun to watch and make me want to draw up blueprints for a National Championship float.” - Alex Sindelar

“Losing to Rhode Island was not a good look. The Pirates' core trio of Delgado, Carrington, and Rodriguez is still waiting to hit top speed.” - Eugene Rapay

“Two words describe this team. Slow. Starts. They have gotten off to one in each of their first six games, and it’s the reason they lost to Rhode Island on Thursday. The insertion of Ismael Sanogo into the starting lineup may be the boost this team needs heading into a gauntlet week of matchups: Thursday against #22 Texas Tech at MSG, then Sunday on the road against #17 Louisville.” - Matt Ambrose

3. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 3.16; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 6)

“They need TOBY! back so we can talk about TOBY! again. Besides that, if they can learn to position themselves and score against a zone they might win a lot more games than previously surmised. Also, semi-related, they're BIG EAST Volleyball champs for the 4th year in a row.” - Alex Sindelar

“Lost a tight one to Baylor but now has two ranked wins on the season after beating BBB last week. Pretty solid start so far for the Jays.” - Eugene Rapay

“They’re in the Top 25. Much deserved. We all know how good Marcus Foster is, but Khyri Thomas is one of the most underrated players in the country. If their big man can become reliable, this team is going to be hard to beat.” - Matt Ambrose

2. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 2.48; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 4)

“Blowing a 15 point lead to a very good Arizona State team might make some fans sad, but it will be a "good loss," as the season wears on. They've got a big week coming up against Baylor and Cincinnati, and I'm hoping for a bench clearing fight in the latter so we can see some 3-on-5 or 1-on-2 basketball.” - Alex Sindelar

“Allow triple digits against Arizona State and that'll knock you down a peg. Muskies have a chance to bounce back with two ranked opponents this week, so we'll see if that was just a fluke loss for now.” - Eugene Rapay

1. Villanova Wildcats (24)

(Score: 1.04; First-Place Votes: 24; Lowest Vote: 2)

“I would've put them 10th if they were 0-6.” - Alex Sindelar

“They struggled in the first half of every game in Atlantis. If that happens against Gonzaga at the Garden, they could be in trouble.” - Dan Gardella

“Looked a bit vulnerable at times in Atlantis, but they found a way to fight and stay undefeated. Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson are true studs.” - Eugene Rapay

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