Creighton Returns to Top 25

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By: WOWT - Email

The Creighton men's basketball team returned to the Top 25 today, moving to No. 23 in the USA Today coaches poll. Creighton remained just outside the Top 25 in the Associated Press voting, coming in at 27th.

Creighton is 12-2 on the season (2-0 BIG EAST) and riding a streak of seven straight double-digit victories. Most recently, Creighton defeated Seton Hall 79-66 on Saturday in Newark, N.J.

Today's inclusion marks the third time this year that Creighton has been in the USA Today's poll, joining the Nov. 18th (23rd) and Nov. 25th (18th) polls.

Creighton's No. 27 spot in the AP poll was its highest since being tabbed 20th on Nov. 25th. The Bluejays have been ranked in the top-25 30 times in 67 weeks under Greg McDermott, and this is the eighth time the team has been 26th, 27th or 28th in the same poll under the fourth-year head coach.

Creighton returns to the court on Tuesday night at 8:02 pm with a game at DePaul that will air on FOX Sports 1.

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll
Released Jan. 6, 2014
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Arizona (30) 15-0 798 1
2. Syracuse (1) 14-0 761 2
3. Ohio State (1) 15-0 741 3
4. Wisconsin 15-0 687 5
Michigan State 13-1 687 4
6. Wichita State 15-0 632 7
7. Iowa State 13-0 543 12
8. Louisville 13-2 503 10
9. Baylor 12-1 488 11
10. Villanova 13-1 476 14
11. Florida 11-2 473 13
12. Oklahoma State 12-2 446 6
13. Duke 11-3 399 8
Oregon 13-1 399 9
15. San Diego State 12-1 379 19
16. Kentucky 10-3 362 16
17. Colorado 13-2 272 24
18. Gonzaga 14-2 253 21
19. Massachusetts 12-1 225 22
20. Kansas 9-4 151 17
21. Missouri 12-1 113 25
22. Memphis 10-3 108 18
23. Creighton 12-2 90 NR
Iowa 12-3 90 23
25. UCLA 12-2 66 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 65; North Carolina 40; Connecticut 35; Saint Louis 25; Oklahoma 17; Southern Miss 15; Illinois 14; Cincinnati 13; George Washington 11; Michigan 5; Kansas State 5; Toledo 5; New Mexico 3; Texas 3; Harvard 2.

Associated Press Poll
Released Jan. 6, 2014
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Arizona (60) 15-0 1620 1
2. Syracuse (5) 14-0 1550 2
3. Ohio State 15-0 1470 3
4. Wisconsin 15-0 1427 4
5. Michigan State 13-1 1378 5
6. Wichita State 15-0 1203 8
7. Baylor 12-1 1169 7
8. Villanova 13-1 1141 11
9. Iowa State 13-0 1076 13
10. Florida 11-2 1052 12
11. Oklahoma State 12-2 934 6
12. Louisville 13-2 825 14
13. San Diego State 12-1 823 21
14. Kentucky 10-3 808 15
15. Colorado 13-2 752 20
16. Duke 11-3 745 7
17. Oregon 13-1 715 10
18. Kansas 9-4 367 16
19. Massachusetts 12-1 364 23
20. Iowa 12-3 261 22
21. Missouri 12-1 247 25
22. Gonzaga 14-2 241 24
23. Illinois 13-2 178 NR
24. Memphis 10-3 126 18
25. Kansas State 11-3 112 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 103, Creighton 82, UCLA 79, North Carolina 79, Pittsburgh 44, Connecticut 41, Harvard 41, Saint Louis 19, Oklahoma 15, Michigan 11, SMU 9, George Washington 9, Notre Dame 3, Xavier 3, Toledo 2, Arkansas 1.


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