Big East Basketball Power Rankings 1/18: Is it time to #BootPitt?

Welcome to the Big East Basketball Power Rankings. It's taken a little while to get this up and running this season, but we'll be publishing one every week from now through the end of the regular season. Each week the editors of SB Nation's Big East blogs will cast their vote in an attempt to measure the current state of the Big East. The results are below. Note: this feature will run on Mondays beginning next week.

I hope you're sitting down, because what I'm about to write might shock you: everyone thinks Syracuse is good. I know, it seems hard to believe that the undefeated No. 1 team in the nation would come out on top of the Big East Power Rankings, but yet, there the Orange are, holders of the top line on every ballot.

UConn and Georgetown are battling it out for the right to come in second place (UConn won, but barely), but that's not particularly telling because there are six teams (Seton Hall, Marquette, Cincinnati and West Virginia are the other four) who could reasonably make a claim for that spot based on conference record.

Things get a little messy in the Louisville/Rutgers/Notre Dame/South Florida area (that's right, South Florida is in the middle tier) before dropping off a cliff to head into what I like to refer to as "DePaul territory." DePaul territory is notable because both Pittsburgh and Villanova saw the prime piece of real estate that South Florida abandoned at the bottom of the power rankings and each team is killing itself to take the spot. They're a combined 1-11 in conference (the one win was over... wait for it.... DePaul) and to be honest I'm a little uncomfortable being seen with them right now.

Usually we like to hand out a Homer of the Week and Hater of the Week award, but everyone seemed pretty reasonable, considering the confusing mess the conference is right now. If you want to get picky it seems a little harsh for One Foot Down and Troy Nunes to both have Villanova at 16, but the Wildcats are 8-10 so it's far from indefensible.

We'll see you back here next week.

1. Syracuse (10) (20-0, 7-0): 160 points

2. UConn (14-3, 4-2): 139 points

3. Georgetown (15-3, 5-2): 136 points

4. Seton Hall (15-3, 4-2): 124 points

5. Marquette (15-4, 4-2): 122 points

6. Cincinnati (14-4, 4-1): 118 points

7. West Virginia (13-5, 4-2): 109 points

8. Louisville (14-5, 2-4): 81 points

9. Rutgers (11-8, 3-3): 75 points

10. Notre Dame (11-8, 3-3): 73 points

11. South Florida (10-8, 3-2): 70 points

12. St. John's (8-9, 2-4): 47 points

13. Providence (12-7, 1-5): 40 points

14. Villanova (8-10, 1-5): 30 points

15. DePaul (10-8, 1-5): 23 points

16. Pittsburgh (11-8, 0-6): 14 points

Individual ballots are after the jump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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