New York City Power Poll

The New York City Power Poll is back! We’re going to (hopefully) be doing it weekly every Wednesday and with the season tipping off on Friday there’s no better time to start the voting. Five of Big Apple Buckets’ six writers contributed to this first edition of the poll. In the future we might have some outside voters, but we’ll let you know if that’s the case.

The number one team in the area shouldn’t be a surprise. In fact, the most surprising thing in the voting was that someone – who will not be named – ranked Stony Brook just seventh on their ballot.

New York City Power Poll (All Teams in NYC area – CT, NJ, NY are eligible)

1) St. John’s – 48 points (3 first place votes)
2) Manhattan – 43 points
3) Iona – 38 points (1)
4) Stony Brook – 34 points (1)
5) Seton Hall – 31 points
6) Rutgers – 28 points
7T) Wagner – 18 points
7T) Quinnipiac – 18 points
9T) Fordham – 4 points
9T) Princeton  – 4 points

Others receiving votes: Fairfield (2 points), Central Connecticut (2 points), Army (2 points), Marist (2 points), Columbia (1 point)

Other than the one questionable Stony Brook vote things were surprisingly uniform at the top of the ballot. The largest spreads were for Stony Brook (obviously), Iona and Wagner. The Gaels and Seahawks had a range of four slots in the voting. The bottom of the ballot is quite frankly a mess. Somehow Yale didn’t even get a single vote, which I definitely think they deserved, I just ran out of space. (I certainly didn’t vote for Columbia.) Also, Rider didn’t manage to slip onto anyone’s ballot, but Fairfield got a little bit of love. It’ll be interesting to see how this ballot shakes out as the season goes along.

6 thoughts on “New York City Power Poll

  1. Dan From Staten Island

    Pretty solid attempt. However, if you want to make the selection region a wider area, don’t call it a NEW YORK CITY Power Poll. Call it what it is — a Greater New York Metropolitan Area Poll. If you want to call it a New York City Poll, wouldn’t it be a more accurate and a bit fairer if the schools eligible for the Poll had to actually be in New York City or at least within 5 to 10 miles of the City limits to qualify? Calling it a NEW YORK CITY Poll is really a misnomer.

    1. John Templon Post author

      Well, players from every team eligible for our poll are also eligible to win the Haggerty Award which is given to the best player in the metropolitan New York City area. Since that’s the criteria we’re using I guess that it might be more accurate to say Metropolitan New York Power Poll, but that just seems like quite the mouthful.

    2. JOHN F HALEY

      RE;DAN FROM STATEN ISLAND I BELIEVE YOU ARE RIGHT. THE NAME SHOULD BE THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR POWER POLL. LETS NOT JUMP ON THAT #1 NEC RANKING, WAGNER STILL SHOWS NO THREE POINT SHOOTING. DWAUN ANDERSON WILL NEVER BE MORE THAN AN 8* OR 9. HE MAY BE VERY ATHLETIC, BUT SHOWS NO SHOOTING TOUCH, SEEMS LOST OUT THERE. I BELIEVE HE HAS LOST HIS LOVE FOR THE GAME. I SURE WISH HIM LUCK THIS SEASON. BASHIR MASON SURE HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM. I WISH WAGNER LOTS OF LUCK , BUT LIU BROOKLYN AND CENTRAL CONNECTICUT LOOK LIKE THE TOP TWO TEAMS. THE NEW YORK POST AND YOUR POLL BOTH HAVE WAGNER AS #7. I THINK THAT’S A REAL STRECH . I’M VERY HAPPYTO SEE YOUR POLL COMING OUT WEEKLY IT’S A GREAT POLL.

  2. J

    This is a joke. Manhattan and Iona better than Seton Hall? Come on, how can you be taken seriously with that? I could see Stony Brook but SH is in the 60s in the preseason KenPom ratings. Manhattan and Iona are both over 100.

    1. John Templon Post author

      Well, KenPom’s ratings for one don’t take into account the fact that George Beamon is back (at least I don’t think so). Also, if Iona and Seton Hall played head-to-head the line would be really close. It’s a preseason poll and SHU’s struggles last season (albeit partly because of injuries) precede them.

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