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Week 4 Big East Coast Bias Power Rankings

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A new face joins the Top 5!

NCAA Basketball: Pennsylvania at Villanova Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The fourth edition of our Power Rankings is live in technicolor!

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

  • Brad D.
  • Bryan Dobney

Casual Hoya

Rumble in the Garden

  • Norman Rose

10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.93; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“Props to them for scheduling tough in non-conference. Unfortunately, DePaul is still DePaul.” - Matt Ambrose

9. Georgetown Hoyas (1)

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

“Up next for Georgetown: my daughter's CYO team.” - Anne Foray

“Their opponent's combined record is 11-39. Someone seek out those four AP voters that put the Hoyas in the Top 25 and give them psychiatric help, or maybe just a television so they can actually watch College Basketball.” - Matt Ambrose

“The Georgetown Hoyas are an undefeated powerhouse coming off two marquee wins over Maine and Coppin State. If that isn’t good enough for not tenth, I don’t know what is.” - Tyler Pearre

8. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 8.04; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 9)

“Marquette: Losing at home to Georgia = NIT in March.” - Anne Foray

7. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 6.59; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 8)

“Butler’s defense needs to improve, and they certainly looked good against SLU. We’ll see how they fare against Utah this week.” - Chris Novak

6. Providence Friars

(Score: 5.96; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 8)

“They were picked 4th in the preseason poll, but so far I'm just unimpressed by them. They needed a buzzer beater to beat Belmont and a late push to defeat Rider, both at home. They'll figure it out eventually, but right now I'm not sold on the Friars.” - Matt Ambrose

5. St. John's Red Storm

(Score: 5.48; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 8)

“The Johnnies have made huge improvements on the defensive end. We’ll see if this continues this week in Arizona.” - Chris Novak

4. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 4.30; Highest Vote: 4; Lowest Vote: 5)

“Four out of their last five games have been against ranked teams, going 2-2 in those games. Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas are a dangerous one-two punch, and Thomas is one of the best players in this conference.

Two things have fueled this team to a 5-2 record: Martin Krampelj is playing well down low, averaging 12.6 PPG and 6.9 RPG. Also, the team is shooting 51 percent from the field.” - Matt Ambrose

3. Seton Hall Pirates

(Score: 2.81 Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 3)

“Two great wins this week especially because it never really felt like they were going to win either.” - Anne Foray

“Desi Rodriguez has been the best player for the Pirates this season. Myles Powell has been the second best player for the Pirates this season. Note how I haven't mentioned Angel Delgado yet. At their best, the Pirates are a top 15 team in the country. However, they need to develop consistency.

This week they looked fantastic in their wins over Louisville and Texas Tech. Last week was a different story. The rest of their non-conference slate, with the exception of VCU on Saturday, should be easy victories, and this team should be 12-1 entering Big East play.” - Matt Ambrose

2. Xavier Musketeers (2)

(Score: 2.19; First-Place Votes: 2; Lowest Vote: 4)

“Trevon Bluiett is the early candidate for Big East Player of the Year. 20.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 53% FG, 47% 3PT. Not too shabby.” - Matt Ambrose

“Xavier had as good a week as anyone in college basketball, with wins over Baylor and cross-town rival Cincinnati. That warrants placing them on top this week, right?” - Tyler Pearre

1. Villanova Wildcats (23)

(Score: 1.15; First-Place Votes: 23; Lowest Vote: 2)

“Jalen Brunson is an elite player in this conference. Mikal Bridges has filled the void left by Kris Jenkins, as he's shooting 50 percent from deep so far. This team has insane depth, and until proven otherwise, they continue to be the class of the conference.” - Matt Ambrose

BECB Power Rankings - Week 5

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 6 4 10 9 8 7 3 5 1 2
Anne Foray 5 4 10 9 7 8 3 6 1 2
Besay (AE) 7 4 10 9 6 8 3 5 1 2
Charlie Goldsmith 7 3 10 9 5 8 4 6 1 2
Chris Lane (VU Hoops) 7 4 10 9 6 8 3 5 1 2
Chris Novak 5 4 10 9 7 8 3 6 1 2
Connor Lagore (AE) 5 4 10 9 6 8 3 7 1 2
Dan Gardella 7 4 9 10 7 8 3 5 1 2
Dan Stack 5 4 10 9 8 7 2 6 1 3
Eugene Rapay 5 4 10 9 7 8 3 6 1 3
Joel (Banners Parkway) 5 4 10 9 7 8 3 6 1 2
Kevin Urquhart 4 5 10 9 7 6 3 6 1 2
Matt Ambrose 6 4 10 9 7 8 3 5 1 2
Mike Hopkins 6 4 10 9 7 8 3 5 1 2
Rob O'Neill 5 4 10 9 7 8 3 6 1 2
Sam Newberry 7 4 10 9 6 8 3 5 1 2
Sean Saint Jacques 5 4 10 9 7 8 2 6 1 3
Tehr Umar 6 4 10 9 7 8 3 5 1 2
Tyler Pearre 6 4 10 9 7 8 3 5 1 2
First Place Votes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Average 5.74 4.00 9.95 9.05 6.79 7.79 2.95 5.58 1.00 2.16
Highest Vote 4 3 9 9 5 6 2 5 1 2
Lowest Vote 7 5 10 10 8 8 4 7 1 3