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Creighton Men's Basketball Climbs Into Top 10 of AP Poll; 12th in Coaches Poll

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OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team is ranked 10th in the country in this week's Associated Press poll.

It's the third time in program history CU has been tabbed a top-10 team by AP poll, which started in 1949. The Bluejays were previously ranked ninth on February 24, 2014 and 10th the week of January 20, 2003.

CU has now been ranked 72 weeks in program history, with 44 of those under the direction of seventh-year head coach Greg McDermott.

The Bluejays are one of three BIG EAST teams in the top-10, as Villanova ranks second and Xavier is seventh.

Creighton also jumped six spots in this week's USA Today Coaches poll to 12th, the biggest gain of any team that has been ranked both of past two editions.

Creighton (6-0) hosts Buffalo (4-2) on Tuesday at 7:45 pm in a game that can be heard on KOZN (1620 AM) and watched on FS1.

Associated Press Top 25
November 28, 2016
Rk School W-L Points LW
1 Kentucky (40) 6-0 1590 1
2 Villanova (20) 6-0 1567 2
3 North Carolina (4) 7-0 1497 4
4 Kansas 5-1 1414 5
5 Duke 6-1 1365 6
6 Virginia 6-0 1286 7
7 Xavier 6-0 1181 9
8 Gonzaga 6-0 1112 11
9 Baylor (1) 6-0 1068 20
10 Creighton 6-0 965 12
11 UCLA 7-0 955 14
12 Saint Mary’s 5-0 866 15
13 Indiana 4-1 857 3
14 Louisville 5-1 808 10
15 Purdue 5-1 687 17
16 Arizona 5-1 655 8
17 Wisconsin 5-2 555 16
18 Butler 6-0 506 NR
19 Iowa State 5-1 389 21
20 South Carolina 6-0 379 NR
21 Rhode Island 5-1 354 23
22 Syracuse 4-1 229 18
23 Oregon 4-2 189 13
24 Florida 6-1 154 NR
25 West Virginia 4-1 132 19
Others receiving votes: Maryland 126, Notre Dame 85, Cincinnati 49, Michigan State 28, Ohio State 22, Michigan 13, Temple 8, Southern Cal 7, Houston 6, Florida State 5, VCU 5, California 3, Tennessee State 2, Virginia Tech 1, Minnesota 1, Arkansas State 1, Colorado 1, Rutgers 1, San Diego State 1.

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll
November 28, 2016
Rk School W-L Points LW
1 Kentucky (23) 6-0 784 1
2 Villanova (5) 6-0 756 2
3 North Carolina (2) 7-0 727 4
4 Duke (2) 6-1 668 3
5 Kansas 5-1 662 T6
6 Virginia 6-0 659 T6
7 Xavier 6-0 625 8
8 Gonzaga 6-0 534 11
9 UCLA 7-0 507 13
10 Indiana 4-1 457 5
11 Baylor 6-0 407 NR
12 Creighton 6-0 400 18
13 Saint Mary’s 5-0 388 15
14 Louisville 5-1 381 10
15 Arizona 5-1 364 9
16 Purdue 5-1 307 19
17 Wisconsin 5-2 250 14
18 Butler 6-0 200 NR
19 West Virginia 4-1 157 17
20 Oregon 4-2 151 12
21 Iowa State 5-1 149 22
22 Maryland 7-0 144 23
23 South Carolina 6-0 141 NR
24 Syracuse 4-1 133 16
25 Rhode Island 5-1 116 25
Others receiving votes: Florida 74; Notre Dame 64; Michigan 47; Michigan State 43; Cincinnati 18; Colorado 15; California 13; Texas A&M 13; Texas 10; Oklahoma State 9; Ohio State 7; Florida State 4; Miami (Fla.) 4; Oklahoma 3; Arkansas 2; Wichita State 2; IPFW 1; Southern California 1; Temple 1; Virginia Commonwealth 1; Virginia Tech 1.

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