Monday, January 21, 2008

Big East Ballot- Week 10

Connecticut beat Marquette as the Big East continues to struggle on the road. Good to know that we are not the only ones who haven't found that visitor's winning mentality. By comparing the scores of our game with Connecticut and yesterday's contest, it's fairly obvious that the Irish will beat Marquette by 22 on February 9th. There's a good sign for you.

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

Player of the Week- Terrence Williams- Louisville

Freshman of the Week- Jonny Flynn- Syracuse

There probably several candidates who put up better statistics and won more this week, but I'll give the nod to Williams. He earned a triple double in the Cardinals' loss to Louisville Saturday night with 10 points, rebounds, and assists. It is his second of the year, so I certainly thought it would be appropriate to give him his due by casting my vote for Player of the Week in his direction.

As for the rankings, you couldn't create a more jumbled set of 16 teams in the country. Below Georgetown, there are eight two-loss teams worth of recognition. Louisville, West Virginia, and Connecticut all boast wins over former #1 team Marquette (who is down to 3-3). Cincinnati, who lost in a big way to the Irish, has beaten some impressive teams including Pittsburgh (injuries are a big question mark here) and Villanova.

Feel free to add your input, that's why I post my ballot. There's certainly no right (or completely wrong) way to rank these teams.

1 comment:

VUhoops.com said...

I think many members of 'Nova Nation would be surprised to see Villanova @ #2.