Monday, March 10, 2008

Big East Bloggers Poll

Team Rankings-

1) Georgetown (9): 159 points.
2) Louisville (1): 151 points.
3) Connecticut: 135 points.
Tie)Notre Dame: 135 points.
5) Marquette: 118 points.
6) West Virginia: 111 points.
7) Pittsburgh: 99 points.
Syracuse: 89 points.
9) Villanova: 82 points.
10) Cincinnati: 62 points.
11) Seton Hall: 58 points.
12) Providence: 57 points.
13) DePaul: 41 points.
14) St. John’s: 32 points.
15) South Florida: 21 points.
16) Rutgers: 10 points.

Big East Bloggers’ Player of the Week: Joe Alexander, West Virginia
Big East Bloggers’ Freshman of the Week: Dominique Jones, South Florida

Tomorrow the season awards will be tallied up.

At, the all-conference selections were handed down. 11 first team selections and plenty of other recognition to go around. They go a little overboard with this every year, but here it is:

2007-08 All-BIG EAST First Team

Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, So., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, Jr., 6-7, 243, Brookline, Mass.
*A.J. Price, Connecticut, Jr., 6-2, 187, Amityville, N.Y.
*Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, Sr., 7-2, 278, Adelphi, Md.
*David Padgett, Louisville, Sr., 6-11, 245, Reno, Nev.
*Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, So., 6-8, 251, Schererville, Ind.
Kyle McAlarney, Notre Dame, Jr., 6-0, 196, Staten Island, N.Y.

Sam Young, Pittsburgh, Jr., 6-6, 215, Clinton, Md.
Brian Laing, Seton Hall, Sr., 6-5, 215, Bronx, N.Y.
Kentrell Gransberry, USF, Sr., 6-9, 270, Baton Rouge, La.
Joe Alexander, West Virginia, Jr., 6-8, 230, Mt. Airy, Md.

2007-08 All-BIG EAST Second Team

Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, So., 7-3, 263, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Jonathan Wallace, Georgetown, Sr., 6-1, 188, Harvest, Ala.
Draelon Burns, DePaul, Sr., 6-4, 220, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Terrence Williams, Louisville, Jr., 6-6, 210, Seattle, Wash.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, So., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dominic James, Marquette, Jr., 5-11, 185, Richmond, Ind.
Jerel McNeal, Marquette, Jr., 6-3, 200, Chicago, Ill.
Donte’ Greene, Syracuse, Fr., 6-9, 217, Baltimore, Md.
Paul Harris, Syracuse, So., 6-5, 228, Niagara Falls. N.Y.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, So., 6-2, 190, Herndon, Va.

2007-08 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, Fr., 6-7, 250, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Geoff McDermott, Providence, Jr., 6-8, 235, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Anthony Mason, Jr., St. John’s, Jr., 6-7, 209, Memphis, Tenn.
Dominique Jones, USF, Fr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, Fr., 6-0, 186, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

BIG EAST All-Rookie Team

Mac Koshwal, DePaul, Fr., 6-10, 250, Chicago, Ill.
Dar Tucker, DePaul, Fr., 6-4, 210, Saginaw, Mich.
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, Fr., 6-4, 225, Hyattsville, Md.
*DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, Fr., 6-7, 250, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Corey Chandler, Rutgers, Fr., 6-2, 180, Newark, N.J.
Justin Burrell, St. John’s, Fr., 6-8, 230, Bronx, N.Y.
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, Fr., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
*Dominique Jones, USF, Fr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
*Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, Fr., 6-0, 186, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
*Donte’ Greene, Syracuse, Fr., 6-9, 217, Baltimore, Md.
Corey Fisher, Villanova, Fr., 6-1, 185, Bronx, N.Y.

*denotes unanimous selection

Congrats to Luke and Kyle. Much deserved for the two guys. Something tells me Luke will be receiving more awards this week, so we wait patiently for that.

As always, Bryan, one of the most frequent contributors to this blog, has a great Big East Tournament preview lined up for you today and tomorrow. Check it out here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks pretty good, I would have liked to see Jackson sneak in there as an honorable mention.

Ah, but how did ND stay on the projected 4 line for the ncaa tourny.

Uconn and Stanford seem to be the teams most commonly put in front of ND.
Uconn lost to Providence for the 2nd time this week, and ND has a better big east record.
Stanford did get robbed against UCLA so that doesn't count too much against them, but then they were not even competitive in a loss to USC.