Bluejays match highest ranking ever in latest AP poll

Paul Lintag on Dec 20, 2016 09:50 AM
Bluejays match highest ranking ever in latest AP poll
After three weeks at no. 10, the Bluejays moved up one spot to match their highest ranking ever. Creighton was last ranked no. 9 two years ago after zooming to a 23-4 start during its first year in the Big East conference.

Creighton University made history Monday (Tuesday in Manila) after its basketball team took control of ninth place in the latest Associated Press college basketball rankings.

After three weeks at no. 10, the Bluejays moved up one spot to match their highest ranking ever. Creighton was last ranked no. 9 two years ago after zooming to a 23-4 start during its first year in the Big East conference.

The 2016-2017 Bluejays, which includes Filipino guard Kobe Paras, are currently undefeated with a clean 11-0 record.

Reigning national champion Villanova, which also plays in the Big East Conference, kept its number 1 spot for the third straight week after getting 56 out of 65 first-place votes.

UCLA also maintained its number 2 ranking with three first-place votes followed by Kansas (3rd), Baylor (4th with 6 first-place votes), and Duke (5th).

Kentucky, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and Louisville complete the top 10.

According to Rob Anderson of gocreighton.com, the university's official athletics website, the Bluejays have been ranked for 75 weeks now and 47 came with current head coach Greg McDermott running business.

The Bluejays won their lone game last week, a squeaker over Oral Roberts. Creighton will be on the road to face Arizona State on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).


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