Creighton Men’s Basketball matches highest AP Rank in program history

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Courtesy: CU Media Relations

OMAHA, Neb. — The Creighton men’s basketball team moved up one spot to ninth in the Associated Press poll, it was announced on Monday. It matches the highest rank in program history in the AP poll, which started in 1949.

Creighton’s previously was ninth the week of February 24, 2014, after a 23-4 start in the team’s initial season in the BIG EAST.

Creighton (11-0) has now been ranked 75 weeks in program history, with 47 of those under the direction of seventh-year head coach Greg McDermott.

The Bluejays are one of four BIG EAST teams in the Associated Press top-25, as Villanova ranks first, Butler is 13th and Xavier is 17th.

Creighton is also ranked 10th in the official NCAA RPI rankings that were published on Monday. Villanova is first, with Xavier third and Butler 11th.

CU  visits Arizona State for a Tuesday night game that tips at 8:05 pm Central. That game can be heard on KOZN (1620 The Zone) and watched on ESPN2. Creighton will be the highest-ranked non-conference team to visit Arizona State since Ohio State in 1980 in a game also played on December 20th.

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1

Villanova (56)

11-0

1,614

1

2

UCLA (3)

12-0

1,514

2

3

Kansas

10-1

1,450

3

4

Baylor (6)

11-0

1,439

4

5

Duke

10-1

1,385

5

6

Kentucky

10-1

1,337

6

7

Gonzaga

11-0

1,211

8

8

North Carolina

10-2

1,170

7

9

Creighton

11-0

1,058

10

10

Louisville

10-1

1,044

11

11

West Virginia

9-1

937

12

12

Virginia

9-1

886

13

13

Butler

10-1

821

18

14

Wisconsin

10-2

781

14

15

Purdue

9-2

754

15

16

Indiana

8-2

719

9

17

Xavier

9-2

542

17

18

Arizona

10-2

501

19

19

Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

8-1

389

20

20

Oregon

10-2

299

22

21

Florida State

11-1

290

23

22

South Carolina

9-1

218

16

23

Southern California

10-0

212

24

24

Cincinnati

9-2

202

25

25

Notre Dame

9-2

188

21