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Creighton basketball matches highest AP rank in school history

Posted at 11:43 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 19:40:37-05

The Creighton men's basketball team has just matched its highest ranking in the AP Top 25 in school history. The Bluejays are up to No. 9 in the AP Poll for the first time in almost three years. 

The last time the Bluejays were ranked ninth was Feb. 24, 2014 after the team started 23-4 in its first season in the BIG EAST conference. Creighton is one of four BIG EAST teams ranked in the Top 25, with Villanova at No. 1, Butler at No. 13 and Xavier at No. 17.

"I'm obviously very proud of the guys," Creighton Head Coach Greg McDermott said. "To start the season in the Top 25 and consistently work our way up the polls means we're playing good basketball. Hopefully it can continue and we can play a good game at Arizona State."

Creighton heads to Arizona State Tuesday to take on the Sun Devils in Creighton's final game before conference play begins. Tip off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m.

Here is the full AP Top 25 Poll:

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