New York Area Power Poll – Nov. 20

Some order is starting to be found in the third week of voting. Teams have played a larger sample of games and I think all of the voters feel more comfortable with the teams they’re selecting. I’ve seen every team I voted for at least once this season (whether in person or on a screen) and I know that makes me feel more confident. Continue reading “New York Area Power Poll – Nov. 20”

New York Area Power Poll – Nov. 13

What a start for New York City college basketball! The season isn’t even a week old and teams from across the area are making headlines. Whether it is Manhattan’s two close victories, St. Francis Brooklyn winning at Miami (FL), or LIU Brooklyn narrowly falling to Indiana at Assembly Hall, the teams have really started off strong. Continue reading “New York Area Power Poll – Nov. 13”

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. Continue reading “New York City Power Poll”

Still Not Buying Murray State as an Elite Mid-Major

You may have noticed that each week I’m voting in the ESPN Mid-Major Power Rankings. The exercise requires my fellow voters and I to rank the Top 15 Mid-Major teams (as defined by ESPN so no A-10, CUSA or MWC along with BCS guys). Murray State keeps ending up on there. Every week I say it confuses me. Let’s go into it in more depth. Continue reading “Still Not Buying Murray State as an Elite Mid-Major”

New York City Power Poll: February Edition

I’ve polled Ryan, Ryan and Jaden and come up with the newest version of the Power Poll. One of my writers, who will remain nameless, wanted me to note that it’s a bit of a down year in New York City. But when you think about it, there’s a possibility that four or five teams from this poll could be heading to the NCAA tournament. That’s not bad at all. Continue reading “New York City Power Poll: February Edition”

Big Apple Buckets Power Poll: Jan. 2

The second Big Apple Buckets NYC Area Power Poll comes right before conference play. Non-conference play has been a little rough for almost all teams involved, which means that this poll was tough to figure out. Fourteen teams received votes, but there was a clear delineation amongst the voters. Friend of the site Jaden Daly of Daly Dose of Hoops joined our writers as part of the panel this time.

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Final Regular Season NYC Power Poll

The regular season is almost over and its time for another power poll! It seems that people are still deciding between Iona and Seton Hall. The Pirates got a convincing victory over Georgetown this week, but the Gaels are also super popular due to their domination of the MAAC. Now if either team could just play with a little bit of consistency. Also, there’s a three-way tie for seventh. Figure that out.

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NYC Power Poll: Is there really “power” here?

I think the right decision was made last week when the power poll was narrowed down to 12 teams. To be honest, at this point it’s tough to find 12 teams in the area that are worth ranking. That’s evident in this week’s power poll as 15 teams received votes, but the Top 12 is a pretty set group of teams. There’s an equivalent of a second place vote separating team No. 12 from team No. 13.

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NYC Power Poll – Throwing a change up

We’re changing up the Power Poll moving forward and we’re going to rank the Top 12 teams in the New York metro area. Voters were provided a list of 23 teams and asked to rank the top 12. They’re presented here in your standard poll format so you can see the difference between No. 2 Iona and No. 3 Wagner is razor thin. I think this will be a fun way to go about this moving forward.

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