Following Saturday's relatively easy victory over Quinnipiac, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles continue to earn votes in the Cascade/Maverik media Top 20 poll.
They're sorted second in the "receiving votes" department, right behind the Richmond Spiders team that Marquette beat 7-2 earlier this season. I'd shake my fist at the voters about that concept, but Richmond turned around and beat Duke 12-10 IN DURHAM, so it's hard to argue that they don't deserve more votes than MU.
The top two spots in the poll didn't change last since last week, which means that they still hold two of Marquette's future opponents. Reigning Big East and national champion Denver is #1 with every single first place vote after beating Ohio State 15-6 last week, while Notre Dame is about as close as you can get to the Pioneers after edging Virginia 8-7 to open up ACC play.
In other Marquette opponent news, Villanova dropped a spot to #8, through no fault of their own. Johns Hopkins was #8 last week, but they beat #5 Syracuse, so they got a bump while the Wildcats "only" beat Bucknell, 12-8. Duke maintains their #11 spot after dominating Georgetown, 20-6. Providence joins Marquette in the receiving votes line after getting a 12-7 win over #12 Hofstra. The Friars are only 4-3 on the season now, with losses to Boston University, Bryant, and High Point, so I'm not entirely sure how one top 20 win means they deserve a vote. Oddly, the Pride stayed in the poll after that loss and a loss to #13 Stony Brook, which seems like several people are not paying attention. That does probably explain why there are 12 teams getting at least one vote in the poll.
Marquette returns to action on Saturday when they host Georgetown at Valley Fields to open Big East play. Faceoff is scheduled for 12pm Central, and the game will be broadcast on FS1.
You can check out the full top 20 right here.