Big East Basketbal Power Rankings Week 15

Welcome back to the 2010-2011 Big East Power Rankings. The rules are simple, we've invited the SB Nation (or friend of SB Nation) blog for each team to cast a vote. They rank the teams from one to 16 and then we bring you the results. Enjoy.

Pittsburgh is good. We all know that. We're also pretty sure that West Virginia, Cincinnati and Marquette deserve to be 9th, 10th and 11th in the conference, respectively. Filling in the gap between those two is a bit trickier. As Anonymous Eagle succinctly noted on their ballot: "I have no f***ing idea."

Depending on the ballot, Georgetown is either second or eighth in the conference. UConn is either third or tenth. Villanova is second or seventh. Hell, even Syracuse got a second-place vote. You get the idea. It's all a giant slushy mess where Syracuse beats UConn, who beats Georgetown, who beats Syracuse. It's like a big game of rock-paper-scissors, but with seven options instead of three. At least the Big East Tournament will be fun.

I was really excited for this week's poll because after beating Providence and nearly shocking Villanova, DePaul seemed primed to grab the coveted No. 15 spot. Unfortunately for the Blue Demons, voters were split on if Providence or South Florida was worse, creating a gap just big enough for DePaul to slide through and stay in last.

Lots of options for the Homer of the Week today: Casual Hoya and The Nova Blog both think their respective teams are the second-best in the conference, which frankly seems wrong, but they're not the worst. I'll even let Blue Demons' Lair slide on a little DePaul boosting. Voodoo Five can't slide though. Putting Providence 16th for losing to DePaul is defensible. Putting South Florida 14th is not. Hater of the Week goes to Blue Demons' Lair who, among other odd choices, slotted Georgetown 8th. Sure, the Hoyas lost to UConn this week, but 8 is damn low for the Hoyas.

1. Pittsburgh (12) (24-3, 12-2): 192 points  -- Last Week: 1

2. Notre Dame (21-5, 10-4): 168 points -- Last Week: 2   

3. Georgetown (21-6, 10-5): 164 points -- Last Week: 3   

4. Villanova (21-6, 9-5): 150 points -- Last Week: 5

5. Louisville (20-7, 9-5): 138 points -- Last Week: 4

6. St. John's (17-9, 9-5): 129 points -- Last Week: T8

7. UConn (20-6, 8-6): 128 points -- Last Week: 6

8. Syracuse (22-6, 9-6): 124 points -- Last Week: 7  

9. West Virginia (17-9, 8-6): 99 points -- Last Week: T8  

10. Cincinnati (21-6, 8-6): 83 points -- Last Week: 11

11. Marquette (16-11, 7-7): 76 points -- Last Week: 10  

12. Seton Hall (11-16, 5-10): 57 points -- Last Week: 12 

13. Rutgers (13-13, 4-10): 48 points -- Last Week: 13  

14. Providence (14-13, 3-11): 32 points -- Last Week: 14

15. South Florida (8-20, 2-13): 23 points -- Last Week: 15

16. DePaul (7-19, 1-13): 21 points -- Last Week: 16 

Past rankings: Week 1 Week 3 Week 5 Week 7 Week 8 Week Week 10 Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14

Individual ballots are after the jump.

Anonymous Eagle:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Georgetown
3. Notre Dame
4. St. John's
5. Villanova
6. Louisville
7. UConn
8. Syracuse
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Rutgers
14. Providence
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

Blue Demon's Lair:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Syracuse
3. St. John's
4. Villanova
5. UConn
6. Louisville
7. Notre Dame
8. Georgetown
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. DePaul
14. Rutgers
15. South Florida
16. Providence

Card Chronicle:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. Georgetown
4. Villanova
5. Louisville
6. St. John's
7. Syracuse
8. UConn
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Rutgers
14. Providence
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

Cardiac Hill:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. UConn
4. Georgetown
5. Villanova
6. Louisville
7. Syracuse
8. St. John's
9. Cincinnati
10. West Virginia
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Providence
14. Rutgers
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

Casual Hoya:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Georgetown
3. Villanova
4. Notre Dame
5. UConn
6. Louisville
7. Syracuse
8. St. John's
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Rutgers
14. South Florida
15. DePaul
16. TCU
17. Providence

Down The Drive:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Georgetown
3. Notre Dame
4. Villanova
5. St. John's
6. Louisville
7. Syracuse
8. UConn
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Rutgers
13. Seton Hall
14. Providence
15. DePaul (Mazel tov)
16. South Florida

The Nova Blog:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Georgetown
3. Villanova
4. Notre Dame
5. Syracuse
6. Louisville
7. UConn
8. West Virginia
9. St. John's
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Providence
13. Seton Hall
14. Rutgers
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

On The Banks:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. Georgetown
4. Villanova
5. Louisville
6. St. John's
7. Syracuse
8. UConn
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Rutgers
13. Seton Hall
14. DePaul
15. Providence
16. South Florida

Rumble in the Garden:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. Louisville
4. Georgetown
5. Villanova
6. West Virginia
7. Marquette
8. Syracuse
9. St. John's
10. UConn
11. Seton Hall
12. Cincinnati
13. Rutgers
14. Providence
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. UConn
4. Georgetown
5. Villanova
6. Louisville
7. Syracuse
8. St. John's
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Rutgers
13. Seton Hall
14. Providence
15. South Florida
16. DePaul

TheUConnBlog:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Notre Dame
3. Louisville
4. Georgetown
5. St. John's
6. Villanova
7. UConn
8. Syracuse
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Rutgers
14. Providence
15. DePaul
16. South Florida

Voodoo Five:
1. Pittsburgh
2. Georgetown
3. Notre Dame
4. St. Johns
5. UConn
6. Villanova
7. Syracuse
8. Louisville
9. West Virginia
10. Cincinnati
11. Marquette
12. Seton Hall
13. Rutgers
14. South Florida
15. DePaul
16. Providence

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