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.