Creighton drops in the rankings

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Men's Basketball team dropped in both national polls after a five-point loss on Sunday at St. John's.

Creighton (19-4, 9-2 BIG EAST) slipped six positions in the Associated Press poll and is now 18th. In the USA Today Coaches poll, Creighton fell five spots from 12th to 17th.

With today's inclusion, Creighton has now been ranked in the top-25 of the AP poll in 34 of Greg McDermott's 72 weeks at the helm over the past four seasons.

Creighton also dropped five spots to No. 13 in the official NCAA RPI that was released on Monday.

Statistically, Creighton continues to lead the country in assist/turnover ratio (1.79) and is second in three-pointers per game (10.50), three-pointers made (242) and assists per game (18.1). The Bluejays are also third in three-point percentage (.418) and total assists (417) and eighth in scoring margin (+14.7).

Individually, Doug McDermott ranks second in scoring at 25.3 points per game and field goals made (200), and fifth in total points (582). Ethan Wragge is second in three-point percentage (.494), sixth in both three-pointers per game (3.57) and three-pointers made (82). Additionally, Jahenns Manigat is eighth with a 3.70 assist/turnover ratio.

Creighton plays a pair of games this week, beginning with Thursday's game at Butler that will air on CBS Sports Network. Creighton then hosts No. 6 Villanova on Sunday afternoon, which will see the Wildcats be the highest-ranked team to meet CU in Omaha since No. 4 DePaul in 1983.

Associated Press Poll
Released Feb. 10, 2014
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1 Syracuse (65) 23-0 1,625 1
2 Arizona 23-1 1,525 2
3 Florida 21-2 1,477 3
4 Wichita State 25-0 1,445 4
5 San Diego State 21-1 1,373 5
6 Villanova 21-2 1,288 6
7 Kansas 18-5 1,234 8
8 Duke 19-5 1,130 11
9 Michigan State 20-4 1,025 9
10 Cincinnati 22-3 970 7
11 Iowa State 18-4 925 16
12 Saint Louis 22-2 908 13
13 Louisville 19-4 866 14
14 Kentucky 18-5 769 18
15 Michigan 17-6 702 10
16 Iowa 18-6 686 17
17 Virginia 19-5 608 20
18 Creighton 19-4 552 12
19 Texas 18-5 417 15
20 Memphis 18-5 333 24
21 Wisconsin 19-5 242 NR
22 Ohio State 19-5 214 NR
23 Southern Methodist 19-5 205 NR
24 Connecticut 18-5 194 22
25 Pittsburgh 20-4 175 25
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Kansas State 1, North Carolina 1, Arizona State 1.

USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll
Released Feb. 10, 2014
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1 Syracuse (32) 23-0 800 1
2 Wichita State 25-0 744 2
3 Arizona 23-1 742 3
4 Florida 21-2 711 4
5 San Diego State 21-1 675 5
6 Villanova 21-2 629 6
7 Kansas 18-5 569 9
8 Louisville 19-4 529 10
9 Duke 19-5 511 11
10 Michigan State 20-4 479 8
11 Cincinnati 22-3 467 7
12 Saint Louis 22-2 427 15
13 Kentucky 18-5 403 14
14 Iowa State 18-4 369 17
15 Iowa 18-6 333 13
16 Virginia 19-5 310 21
17 Creighton 19-4 305 12
18 Michigan 17-6 254 16
19 Texas 18-5 170 18
20 Ohio State 19-5 162 25
21 Wisconsin 19-5 158 24
22 Memphis 18-5 152 NR
23 Pittsburgh 20-4 148 22
24 Gonzaga 21-4 78 20
25 Oklahoma 18-6 55 23
Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut 54, Kansas State 38, Southern Methodist 37, Southern Miss 25, UCLA 15, Massachusetts 15, New Mexico 12, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Colorado 5, West Virginia 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Virginia Commonwealth 1.

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