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Big East Coast Bias power rankings: February 7, 2017

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NCAA Basketball: St. John at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Our latest edition of Power Rankings are out!

In this week’s edition, 17 pollsters ranked the Big East teams 1-10.

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


10. DePaul Blue Demons

(Score: 9.94; Last Week: 10; Highest Vote: 9; Lowest Vote: 10)

“DePaul has now lost six straight Big East games since their lone win over Providence.” - Robert O’Neill

9. St. John’s Red Storm

(Score: 8.75; Last Week: 9; Highest Vote: 8; Lowest Vote: 10)

“The Red Storm continue to impress me in conference play, just not enough to move them up higher than this.” - Robert O’Neill

8. Georgetown Hoyas

(Score: 7.63; Last Week: 8; Highest Vote: 6; Lowest Vote: 9)

“After avoiding disaster against DePaul, the Hoyas took an overtime loss to Seton Hall. They still may be able to make a run to the NCAA Tournament, though.” - Robert O’Neill

7. Providence Friars

(Score: 7.56; Last Week: 7; Highest Vote: 7; Lowest Vote: 9)

“It feels like the Friars have been in the seventh spot of the Power Rankings for a month straight. This was also my comment last week, and will be again as long as the Friars are at #7” - Robert O’Neill

"I have Providence at 9, because St. John's and Georgetown seem to be trending upwards in terms of ability to go out and beat teams. Providence is still a good team and choosing the order for 5-9 this week was one of the hardest things I've had to do since starting to write for this blog." - Sam Newberry

T-5. Seton Hall Pirates (1)

(Score: 5.44; Last Week: 6; Highest Vote: 1; Lowest Vote: 7)

“We love Seton Hall.” - Robert O’Neill

“Kareem and Wooden would collapse to the floor in fearful anticipation had they met these Pirates on a neutral site; their knees buckling while scouting the Sanogo's, the Carrington's, the Powell's of the far east, knowing their fate would be defeat most foul.” - Alex Sindelar

T-5. Marquette Golden Eagles

(Score: 5.44; Last Week: 4; Highest Vote: 5; Lowest Vote: 6)

“A tie! How exciting!.” - Robert O’Neill

"Marquette is, in my opinion, the most confusing team in the Big East, and having to pick where the middle of conference fell in my votes, I chose to let the Villanova win do some talking for one more week, even if they had it rough against Providence and St. John's." - Sam Newberry

4. Creighton Bluejays

(Score: 3.63; Last Week: 5; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 4)

“Despite their loss to Xavier, Creighton looked like a team that has finally figured out their situation without Maurice Watson.” - Robert O’Neill

3. Xavier Musketeers

(Score: 3.13; Last Week: 3; Highest Vote: 2; Lowest Vote: 4)

“No Sumner, no problem. So far, at least. Despite losing Sumner and Trevon Bluiett’s ankle being a bit wonky, the Musketeers picked up two big victories over Seton Hall and Creighton.” - Robert O’Neill

2. Butler Bulldogs

(Score: 2.50; Last Week: 2; Highest Vote: 5 Lowest Vote: 2)

“The Bulldogs took a home loss to Creighton in their lone game of the week, raising some concerns in Indianapolis. Not here, though.” - Robert O’Neill

“Butler is fading fast and blame should be directed to leading scorer, Kelan Martin. Better shot attempts and fewer turnovers will do wonders for this team.” - Perry Waggoner

1. Villanova Wildcats (16)

(Score: 1.06; Last Week: 1; Highest Vote: 1; Lowest Vote: 2)

“The Wildcats took care of business, as they generally do” - Robert O’Neill


Voter 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 4 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 3
Rob O'Neill 3 4 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 2
Alex Sindelar 5 4 10 8 6 7 1 9 2 3
Sam Newberry 2 4 10 7 5 9 6 8 1 3
Adam Hillman 2 4 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 3
Eugene Rapay 2 4 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 3
Andrew Padyk 2 4 10 9 5 7 6 8 1 3
Marisa Miller 2 3 10 8 5 7 6 9 1 4
Raymond Simms 2 3 10 7 5 9 6 8 1 4
Charlie Goldsmith 2 4 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 3
Patrick Tonero 2 4 10 8 6 7 5 9 1 4
Anonymous Eagle 2 3 10 7 5 8 6 9 1 4
Rumble in the Garden 4 3 10 6 5 9 7 8 1 2
Mike Hopkins 2 4 10 6 5 8 7 9 1 3
Matt Moore-Alameda 2 4 10 7 6 8 5 9 1 3
Tehr Umar 2 4 10 9 6 7 5 8 1 3
Perry Waggoner 4 2 9 8 6 7 5 10 1 3