Creighton Men’s Basketball ranked tenth in AP Poll

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OMAHA — The Creighton men’s basketball team dropped one spot to 10th in the December 26th Associated Press poll, it was announced on Monday. It’s the fifth straight week that Creighton has been a top-10 team in the AP poll.

Creighton (12-0) has now been ranked 76 weeks in program history, with 48 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’s best ever rank in the AP poll was ninth the week of February 24, 2014, after a 23-4 start in the team’s initial season in the BIG EAST. The team was also ninth last week after an 11-0 start.

Creighton remained ninth in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll, matching the program’s highest mark ever in that poll. It’s the third time CU has been ranked ninth, joining the January 20, 2003 edition as well as last week’s poll.

Creighton is also up three spots to seventh in the official NCAA RPI rankings that were published on Monday. Villanova is first, with Xavier fourth and Butler 10th.

CU hosts Seton Hall on Wednesday night at 7 pm to open BIG EAST play. That game can be heard on KOZN (1620 The Zone) and watched on FS2.

Associated Press Top 25
December 26, 2016
Rk School W-L Points LW
1 Villanova (56) 12-0 1614 1
2 UCLA (3) 13-0 1518 2
3 Kansas 11-1 1461 3
4 Baylor (6) 12-0 1458 4
5 Duke 12-1 1375 5
6 Louisville 11-1 1260 10
7 Gonzaga 12-0 1222 7
8 Kentucky 10-2 1171 8
9 North Carolina 11-2 1113 8
10 Creighton 12-0 1049 9
11 West Virginia 11-1 933 11
12 Virginia 10-1 892 12
13 Butler 11-1 837 13
14 Wisconsin 11-2 772 14
15 Purdue 11-2 745 15
16 Indiana 10-2 709 16
17 Xavier 10-2 546 17
18 Arizona 11-2 512 18
19 Saint Mary’s 10-1 407 19
20 Florida State 12-1 326 21
21 Oregon 11-2 321 20
22 USC 13-0 248 23
23 Cincinnati 10-2 207 24
24 Notre Dame 10-2 204 25
25 Florida 9-3 76 NR
Others receiving votes: Maryland 40, Virginia Tech 37, Seton Hall 18, Clemson 12, Minnesota 8, Miami (Fla.) 8, Oklahoma State 7, Northwestern 5, South Carolina 4, UNC Wilmington 3, Arkansas 3, Iowa State 2.