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Jays Drop to No. 13 and No. 16 in Polls

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The Creighton men's basketball team moved to 13th in the USA
Today coaches poll and 16th in the Associated Press rankings that were
released on Monday.

Ranked 11th in both polls a week ago, the Jays dropped a few spots after
losing to Boise State and beating Saint Joseph's last week. BSU's win in
Omaha helped the Broncos garner 22 votes in the AP poll and two votes in the
coaches poll.

Creighton has been ranked in the top 16 by both groups in each of the first
five polls of the season, reaching as high as No. 11 a week ago in both.

Joining the Bluejays in the Associated Press poll is Missouri Valley
Conference rival Wichita State, which moved up to No. 24 after an 8-0 start.
It's the first time this year that two MVC schools have been ranked at the
same time, but the second straight year the Bluejays and Shockers have been
ranked concurrently. Prior to this season, the MVC had not had two league
members ranked in the AP poll at the same time in consecutive seasons since
1971-72 and 1972-73, when Louisville and Memphis did it.

Creighton has two games scheduled this week. The Bluejays will play at
Nebraska on Thursday (7:04 pm) before hosting Akron on Sunday (1:05 pm).

Statistically, Creighton ranks among the nation's top-12 in eight different
categories. THe Jays are second in field goal percentage (.531), sixth in
free-throw percentage (.787) and points (661), eighth in assist/turnover
ratio (1.51), 11th in assists per game (17.9) and 12th in points per game
(82.6), scoring margin (19.3) and three-point field goals per game (9.0).

Individually, Grant Gibbs is fifth in assist/turnover ratio (6.00), Doug
McDermott is 17th in points per game (21.3) and Ethan Wragge is 19th in
three-point field goal percentage (.500).

Associated Press Poll
Released Dec. 3, 2012
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Indiana (45) 8-0 1605 1
2. Duke (20) 8-0 1577 2
3. Michigan 7-0 1467 3
4. Syracuse 5-0 1384 6
5. Louisville 6-1 1332 5
6. Florida 6-0 1324 7
7. Ohio State 5-1 1254 4
8. Arizona 5-0 1190 9
9. Kansas 6-1 1079 10
10. Gonzaga 8-0 1054 12
11. Cincinnati 7-0 919 17
12. Missouri 6-1 866 16
13. Illinois 8-0 654 22
14. Minnesota 8-1 584 21
15. Georgetown 5-1 545 20
16. Creighton 7-1 469 11
17. San Diego State 5-1 410 23
18. New Mexico 8-0 402 25
19. Michigan State 6-2 347 13
20. North Carolina 6-2 321 14
21. UNLV 5-1 285 24
22. Notre Dame 7-1 278 NR
23. Oklahoma State 5-1 263 15
24. Wichita State 8-0 245 NR
25. North Carolina State 4-2 234 18


Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 186, Virginia Tech 170, Pittsburgh 164,
Oregon 155, Alabama 96, Connecticut 92, Baylor 49, Colorado 44, Boise State
22, Butler 18, Maryland 9, Temple 9, Miami (FL) 7, Wyoming 5, Colorado State
5, Murray State 4, LSU 1, Marquette 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
Released Dec. 3, 2012
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Indiana (25) 8-0 768 1
2. Duke (6) 8-0 749 2
3. Michigan 7-0 701 3
4. Syracuse 5-0 660 5
5. Florida 6-0 629 7
6. Louisville 6-1 612 6
7. Ohio State 5-1 598 4
8. Arizona 5-0 564 9
9. Kansas 6-1 534 10
10. Gonzaga 8-0 522 12
11. Missouri 6-1 427 15
12. Cincinnati 7-0 415 16
13. Creighton 7-1 299 11
14. Illinois 8-0 283 22
15. San Diego State 5-1 270 21
16. North Carolina 6-2 248 13
17. Michigan State 6-2 222 14
18. UNLV 5-1 210 20
19. Kentucky 4-3 196 8
20. New Mexico 8-0 182 23
21. Minnesota 8-1 149 NR
22. Oklahoma State 5-1 122 17
23. Georgetown 5-1 121 25
24. North Carolina State 4-2 115 18
25. Notre Dame 7-1 92 NR


Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 89; Wichita State 47; Colorado 41;
Oregon 40; Connecticut 38; Virginia Tech 38; Alabama 27; Baylor 18; Wyoming
9; Kansas State 8; Murray State 7; Butler 6; Miami (Fla.) 5; Mississippi 5;
Colorado State 3; Memphis 3; Boise State 2; Virginia Commonwealth 1.

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