Big East Basketball Power Rankings 1/30: Might as well be a dartboard

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. This feature runs on Mondays, in theory.

Although this post is about the Big East generally, and only exists because several Big East editors are kind enough to submit ballots to me each week, but it's posted on a UConn blog, so that's going to be my focus at the start. This league, or at least the people who rank teams in it, are insane. UConn has lost three straight games, five of its last seven, and is still somehow ranked in the top half of the league, they fell one spot to number seven, and I can't believe.

Elsewhere: blah, blah, blah Syracuse is still the best and I hate that I have to write that every week. Marquette put in a really nice showing to steal the number two spot that Georgetown vacated by losing to Pitt, and Notre Dame and West Virginia are just hanging out, putting up 6-3 starts despite each of them being bad enough to lose to UConn at least once.

South Florida is a total enigma (highest rank on a ballot this week? Fourth. Lowest rank? 10th), and Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Rutgers aren't much easier to figure out. Pitt strung together two nice wins to break out of the basement, which is now occupied by Providence, who is fighting tooth and nail to reclaim their birthright as the Big East's worst team from DePaul.

Homer of the Week goes to the Nova Blog, who I warned in this space last week. The Wildcats lost twice this week (to Marquette and Louisville), and the Nova Blog responded by moving them up to 10th. Hater of the Week goes to Rumble in the Garden, who put Georgetown sixth. Yes, the Hoyas did lose to Pitt, but in no universe is it justifiable to rank them below UConn.

Best ballot of the week went to Voodoo Five's Ken who originally submitted this:

1. Syracuse
2-15. Dartboard
16. Providence
17. Big East Refs

We'll see you back here next week.

1. Syracuse (10) (22-1, 9-1): 160 points -- Last week: 1

2. Marquette (18-4, 7-2): 147 points -- Last week: 3

3. Georgetown (16-4, 6-3): 136 points -- Last week: 2

4. Notre Dame (14-8, 6-3): 121 points -- Last week: 8

5. West Virginia (15-7, 5-4): 116 points -- Last week: 4

6. Louisville (17-5, 5-4): 112 points -- Last week: 10

7. UConn (14-6, 4-4): 98 points -- Last week: 6

8. Cincinnati (15-7, 5-4): 93 points -- Last week: 5

9. South Florida (13-9, 6-3): 91 points -- Last week: 9

10. Seton Hall (15-6, 4-5): 72 points -- Last week: 7

11. Rutgers (12-10, 4-5): 63 points -- Last week: 11

12. Villanova (10-12, 3-7): 45 points -- Last week: 12

13. St. John's (9-12, 3-6): 40 points -- Last week: 13

14. Pittsburgh (13-9, 2-7): 37 points -- Last week: 16

15. DePaul (11-9, 2-6): 22 points -- Last week: 15

16. Providence (12-10, 1-8): 11 points -- Last week: 14

Individual ballots are after the jump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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