Big East Basketball Power Rankings 1/24: No one wants to be good

Welcome to the Big East Basketball Power Rankings. Every week from now through the end of the regular season 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 should run on Mondays, but I'm forgetful.

Hey look, Syracuse lost! Sure, it was without one of their most important players (if not their most important player), but still, they lost, and that would usually mean it's time for someone else to make a play for the top spot in the rankings. But not in 2012's Big East where nothing works like it is supposed to. I won't say the conference is bad, but it sure is confusing.

Georgetown, for their part, locked up second place, and Marquette and West Virginia both posted strong showings, but really, the league is a mess. UConn and Seton Hall took well deserved tumbles, while Cincinnati just hung out as a sleeper that's going to make a lot of opponents miserable.

I can't even begin to explain the seasons of Notre Dame, South Florida or Louisville and if you'd care to give it a shot you're a braver man than I. Everyone else, to put it delicately, sucks. Yes, even you Villanova, and no, I don't care that you beat Seton Hall (big assist to the force known as Big East Gravity in that one). And Pittsburgh? You're just embarrassing everyone at this point. Why don't you sit the next few weeks out.

I'd like to give out a Homer of the Week, but I think most everyone is too down on their team to overinflate them (though The Nova Blog is pushing their luck by having the Wildcats at 11). Hater of the Week is easy enough though. The Smoking Musket can come on down for slotting Georgetown fifth, especially when UConn, a team that's lost four of its last six, is hanging out in second.

We'll see you back here next week.

1. Syracuse (9) (21-1, 8-1): 144 points -- Last week: 1

2. Georgetown (16-3, 6-2): 129 points -- Last week: 3

3. Marquette (17-4, 6-2): 116 points -- Last week: 5

4. West Virginia (15-5, 5-2): 112 points -- Last week: 4

5. Cincinnati (17-4, 6-2): 110 points -- Last week: 6

6. UConn (14-5, 4-3): 110 points -- Last week: 2

7. Seton Hall (15-4, 4-3): 83 points -- Last week: 4

8. Notre Dame (12-8, 4-3): 80 points -- Last week: 10

9. South Florida (12-9, 5-3): 78 points -- Last week: 11

10. Louisville (15-5, 3-4): 70 points -- Last week: 8

11. Rutgers (11-9, 3-4): 54 points -- Last week: 9

12. Villanova (10-10, 3-5): 46 points -- Last week: 14

13. St. John's (8-11, 2-6): 36 points -- Last week: 12

14. Providence (12-8, 1-6): 25 points -- Last week: 13

15. DePaul (10-9, 1-6): 22 points -- Last week: 15

16. Pittsburgh (11-9, 0-7): 1 points -- Last week: 16

Individual ballots are after the jump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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