Creighton Men’s Basketball Ranked 22nd in Both Polls This Week

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OMAHA, Neb. — The Creighton men’s basketball team moved to 22nd in the January 30th Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, it was announced on Monday.

Creighton (19-3, 6-3 BIG EAST) dropped six spots in both rankings after a 1-1 week in which it won lost at Georgetown before beating DePaul in Omaha.

The Bluejays have now been ranked 81 weeks in program history, including all 13 polls this winter, with 53 of those under the direction of seventh-year head coach Greg McDermott. Creighton was also ranked exactly 22nd in the preseason poll, as well as the first poll of the regular-season on Nov. 14.

The Bluejays are one of three BIG EAST teams in the Associated Press top-25, as Villanova ranks fourth and Butler 16th. In the coaches poll, Villanova is fourth, Butler 15th and Xavier is 25th.

Creighton is 15th in the official NCAA RPI rankings that were published on Monday. Villanova is second, with Butler fifth and Xavier 14th.

CU plays a pair of games this week, starting at 6:01 pm Central on Tuesday at No. 16 Butler before hosting Xavier on Saturday at 2 pm.

Associated Press Top 25
January 30, 2017
Rk School W-L Points LW
1 Gonzaga (46) 1594 22-0 3
2 Baylor (6) 1504 20-1 5
3 Kansas (9) 1503 19-2 2
4 Villanova (4) 1479 20-2 1
5 Arizona 1387 20-2 7
6 Louisville 1237 18-4 13
7 West Virginia 1101 17-4 18
8 Kentucky 1083 17-4 2
9 Virginia 1061 16-4 12
10 Wisconsin 1058 18-3 15
11 UCLA 993 19-3 8
12 North Carolina 965 19-4 9
13 Oregon 863 19-3 10
14 Cincinnati 756 19-2 19
15 Florida State 727 18-4 6
16 Butler 717 18-4 11
17 Maryland 518 19-2 22
18 St. Mary’s 409 19-2 21
19 South Carolina 384 17-4 23
20 Notre Dame 363 17-5 14
21 Duke 339 16-5 17
22 Creighton 307 19-3 16
23 Purdue 264 17-5 20
24 Florida 213 16-5 25
25 Northwestern 106 18-4 NR
Others receiving votes: SMU 69, Xavier 67, Southern California 29, Wichita State 8, Akron 5, Middle Tennessee 5, VCU 3, Illinois State 2, New Mexico State 2, Virginia Tech 2, Iowa State 1, Utah 1.

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll
Associated Press Top 25
January 30, 2017
Rk School W-L Points LW
1 Gonzaga (24) 22-0 785 3
2 Kansas (7) 19-2 749 1
3 Baylor 20-1 720 5
4 Villanova (1) 20-2 719 2
5 Arizona 20-2 672 9
6 Kentucky 17-4 583 4
7 Louisville 18-4 525 14
8 UCLA 19-3 518 7
9 Wisconsin 18-3 509 15
10 North Carolina 19-4 499 6
11 Virginia 16-4 470 13
12 West Virginia 17-4 457 18
13 Oregon 19-3 451 10
14 Cincinnati 19-2 360 19
15 Butler 18-4 328 11
16 Florida State 18-4 321 8
17 Maryland 19-2 253 23
18 Notre Dame 17-5 228 12
19 Saint Mary’s 19-2 214 21
20 South Carolina 17-4 191 24
21 Duke 16-5 165 17
22 Creighton 19-3 159 16
23 Florida 16-5 137 25
24 Purdue 17-5 106 20
25 Xavier 15-6 97 22
Others receiving votes: Northwestern 73; Southern Methodist 33; Southern California 24; Miami (Fla.) 19; Middle Tennessee 9; North Carolina-Wilmington 8; New Mexico State 7; Indiana 3; Nevada 3; Wichita State 3; Akron 1; Kansas State 1.