Creighton keeps moving in the polls

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton moved up in both national polls released on Monday,
including a season-best No. 10 overall ranking in the USA Today Coaches Top
25 poll. It's the program's highest ranking in the Coaches poll since being
tabbed a best-ever ninth in the Jan. 20, 2003 edition.

In the Associated Press poll that Creighton more frequently uses, Creighton
is 12th in this week's poll, up one spot. Creighton's best AP ranking this
year was 11th on Nov. 26th. The program's highest AP ranking ever was 10th,
done Jan. 20, 2003.

Creighton has now been ranked in the top 17 by both groups in each of the
first 11 polls of the season, and 14 straight overall dating to late last
season.

Creighton has now been ranked in the AP poll during 23 of Greg McDermott's
48 weeks at the helm, not to mention five other weeks where it's been 26th,
27th or 28th. The 23 weeks in the poll are most of any Creighton basketball
coach in history.

Statistically, Creighton ranks among the nation's top-18 in 10 different
categories through games of Jan. 13th. The Jays lead the nation with 9.9
three-pointers per game while also ranking first with 45.3 percent
marksmanship from three-point range. Creighton's also tied for first in win
percentage (.941), second in field goal percentage (.522), sixth in
assist/turnover ratio (1.53) and assists per game (18.2), ninth in both
total points (1,357) and scoring margin (18.1), 10th in scoring offense
(79.8) and 18th in free-throw percentage (.754).

Individually, Grant Gibbs is fourth in assist/turnover ratio (4.26) and 27th
in assists per game (5.76), Doug McDermott is third in points per game
(23.6), 26th in field goal percentage (.570), 40th in free-throw percentage
(.873) and and 156th in rebounds per game (7.4). In addition, Gregory
Echenique ranks 84th in double-doubles (4), 108th in blocked shots per game
(1.59) and 164th in rebounds per game (7.3). Also in the top-100 are Ethan
Wragge, who is 18th in three-point percentage (.463), 65th with 2.59
three-pointers per game, and Austin Chatman who ranks 71st with 4.9 assists
per game and 67th with a 2.27 assist/turnover ratio.

Creighton (16-1, 5-0 MVC) continues Missouri Valley Conference play on
Tuesday when it hosts Northern Iowa (9-8, 2-3 MVC) at 7:05 pm.

Associated Press Poll
Released January 14, 2013
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Louisville (36) 15-1 1591 3
2. Indiana (13) 15-1 1527 5
3. Duke (14) 15-1 1501 1
4. Kansas (1) 14-1 1416 6
5. Michigan (1) 16-1 1415 2
6. Syracuse 16-1 1284 7
7. Arizona 15-1 1205 4
8. Gonzaga 16-1 1141 9
9. Minnesota 15-2 1041 8
10. Florida 12-2 1019 11
11. Ohio State 13-3 939 15
12. Creighton 16-1 896 13
13. Butler 14-2 855 14
14. North Carolina State 14-2 836 20
15. San Diego State 14-2 704 16
16. Kansas State 13-2 670 18
17. Missouri 12-3 598 10
18. Michigan State 14-3 426 22
19. New Mexico 15-2 368 25
20. Notre Dame 14-2 295 17
21. Oregon 14-2 238 NR
22. VCU 14-3 212 NR
23. Illinois 14-4 199 12
24. UCLA 14-3 185 NR
25. Marquette 12-3 177 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 121, Connecticut 70, Georgetown 56,
Mississippi 55, UNLV 26, Wisconsin 25, Boise State 9, Miami 9, Wichita State
6, Temple 5, Pittsburgh 2, Baylor 1, Utah State 1, Wyoming 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
Released January 14, 2013
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Louisville (18) 15-1 753 4
2. Indiana (6) 15-1 718 5
3. Duke (7) 15-1 707 1
4. Kansas 14-1 680 6
5. Michigan 16-1 678 2
6. Syracuse 16-1 619 7
7. Arizona 15-1 574 3
8. Gonzaga 16-1 552 8
9. Florida 12-2 526 9
10. Creighton 16-1 489 11
11. Ohio State 13-3 436 14
12. Minnesota 15-2 433 10
13. Butler 14-2 370 17
14. San Diego State 14-2 366 15
15. North Carolina State 14-2 321 21
16. Missouri 12-3 298 12
17. Michigan State 14-3 286 18
18. Kansas State 13-2 243 23
19. VCU 14-3 178 24
20. Notre Dame 14-2 155 16
21. New Mexico 15-2 147 NR
22. Illinois 14-4 125 13
23. UNLV 14-3 109 19
24. Cincinnati 14-3 80 20
25. UCLA 14-3 38 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon (14-2) 37; Georgetown (11-3) 32;
Marquette (12-3) 23; Wisconsin (12-4) 23; Wichita State (15-2) 19;
Mississippi (13-2) 14; Wyoming (14-1) 13; Connecticut (12-3) 10; Miami
(Fla.) (12-3) 8; Oklahoma State (11-4) 8; Boise State (13-2) 2; Bucknell
(14-3) 2; Utah State (14-1) 2; Iowa State (11-4) 1.

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