Creighton basketball picked to finish fifth in BIG EAST by coaches

In a preseason poll conducted by BIG EAST coaches, Creighton basketball was picked to finish fifth in the conference. The results were announced Wednesday morning as a part of the annual BIG EAST Media Day at Madison Square Garden.

The Jays will look to match or exceed their preseason standings for the fifth-straight season.

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Senior guard Marcus Foster was selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team, while junior guard Khyri Thomas was given Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention honors.

The Jays open the regular-season with a Nov. 10 matchup against Yale. We will have a full rundown from Creighton's opening media day Thursday afternoon.

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Here's the full preseason BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll:

  1. Villanova (8)  80
  2. Seton Hall (1)  71
  3. Xavier (1)  63
  4. Providence  59
  5. Creighton   48
  6. St. John’s   36
  7. Marquette  34
  8. Butler   32
  9. Georgetown  15
  10. DePaul  12
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