Creighton remains 11th

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team remained 11th in the USA
Today coaches poll while jumping three spots to 13th in the Associated Press
rankings that were released on Monday.

Creighton has now been ranked in the top 17 by both groups in each of the
first 10 polls of the season. The No. 11 rank in the coaches poll matches
the program's highest ranking this season, also done the week of Nov. 26th
and Dec. 31st. Creighton's No. 13 ranking in the AP poll trails only its No.
11 rank on Nov. 26th this season.

Creighton has now been ranked in the AP poll during 22 of Greg McDermott's
47 weeks at the helm, not to mention five other weeks where it's been 26th,
27th or 28th. The 22 weeks in the poll are most of any Creighton basketball
coach in history.

Statistically, Creighton ranks among the nation's top-21 in 10 different
categories. The Jays lead the nation with 9.5 three-pointers per game while
also ranking second with 43.7 percent marksmanship from three-point range.
Creighton's also fifth in field goal percentage (.512), sixth in win
percentage (.933) and assist/turnover ratio (1.53), ninth in assists per
game (17.8), 18th in both total points (1,192) and scoring offense (79.5),
19th in scoring margin (17.1) and 21st in free-throw percentage (.757).

Individually, Grant Gibbs is second in assist/turnover ratio (5.06) and 22nd
in assists per game (6.06), Doug McDermott is third in points per game
(23.1), 38th in free-throw percentage (.871) and 49th in field goal
percentage (.543). In addition, Gregory Echenique ranks 63rd in
double-doubles (4), 85th in blocked shots per game (1.73) and 113th in
rebounds per game (7.8). Also in the top-100 are Ethan Wragge, who is 88th
with 2.47 three-pointers per game, and Austin Chatman who ranks 80th with
4.7 assists per game and 83rd with a 2.15 assist/turnover ratio.

Creighton (14-1, 3-0 MVC) continues Missouri Valley Conference play on
Tuesday when it hosts Drake (6-8, 0-3 MVC) at 7:05 pm.

Associated Press Poll
Released January 7, 2013
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Duke (62) 14-0 1622 1
2. Michigan (3) 15-0 1553 2
3. Louisville 13-1 1447 4
4. Arizona 14-0 1442 3
5. Indiana 13-1 1381 5
6. Kansas 12-1 1322 6
7. Syracuse 14-1 1211 7
8. Minnesota 14-1 1121 9
9. Gonzaga 15-1 1064 10
10. Missouri 11-2 1006 12
11. Florida 10-2 922 13
12. Illinois 14-2 881 11
13. Creighton 14-1 789 16
14. Butler 12-2 761 17
15. Ohio State 11-3 710 8
16. San Diego State 12-2 591 19
17. Notre Dame 13-1 547 21
18. Kansas State 12-2 472 25
19. Georgetown 10-2 441 15
20. North Carolina State 12-2 438 23
21. Cincinnati 13-2 375 14
22. Michigan State 12-3 267 18
23. Wichita State 14-1 135 NR
24. UNLV 13-2 113 NR
25. New Mexico 13-2 102 20
Others Receiving Votes:  VCU 94, Wyoming 87, Oklahoma St. 64, Marquette
41, UCLA 41, Maryland 29, Kentucky 27, Temple 13, Oregon 11, North Carolina
4, Pittsburgh 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
Released January 7, 2013
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Duke (30) 14-0 774 1
2. Michigan (1) 15-0 744 2
3. Arizona 14-0 691 3
4. Louisville 13-1 677 4
5. Indiana 13-1 649 5
6. Kansas 12-1 640 6
7. Syracuse 14-1 585 7
8. Gonzaga 15-1 511 10
9. Florida 10-2 496 9
10. Minnesota 14-1 488 13
11. Creighton 14-1 469 11
12. Missouri 11-2 447 12
13. Illinois 14-2 366 14
14. Ohio State 11-3 355 8
15. San Diego State 12-2 314 17
16. Notre Dame 13-1 285 19
17. Butler 12-2 274 20
18. Michigan State 12-3 190 18
19. UNLV 13-2 170 24
20. Cincinnati 13-2 165 15
21. North Carolina State 12-2 153 25
22. Georgetown 10-2 138 16
23. Kansas State 12-2 131 NR
24. VCU 12-3 85 NR
25. Wyoming 13-0 70 NR
Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico (13-2) 48; Wichita State (14-1) 47;
Kentucky (9-4) 43; Oklahoma State (10-3) 34; Maryland (13-1) 10; Pittsburgh
(12-3) 7; North Carolina (10-4) 5; Marquette (11-3) 3; UCLA (12-3) 3;
Colorado State (13-2) 2; Saint Mary's (12-3) 2; Arizona State (13-2) 1;
Temple (10-3) 1; Utah State (13-1) 1; Virginia (11-3) 1.

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