OMAHA, Neb. (Nov. 6) - The Creighton men's soccer team jumped four spots to No. 12 in the latest National
Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll on Tuesday, Nov. 6, after a
2-1 road win at Evansville last week.
This week's jump
completes an elevation of 10 positions for the Bluejays over the past three
weeks in the poll. It is also Creighton's highest ranking since Sept. 25 when
the Jays were also ranked at No. 12.
It marks the 35th
consecutive week that Creighton is ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. The 2010
preseason poll was the last time the Jays were not ranked.
CU stands at No. 14
in the latest Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) released by the NCAA on Monday,
This week the Jays moved
into the top spot of the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings. Creighton remained at
No. 13 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 this week. The Bluejays also held
steady at No. 14 in the TopDrawer Soccer rankings for the third straight week.
CU moved up one spot to No. 14 in the latest College Soccer News poll. The
Soccer Times poll was unavailable at press time; last week Creighton stood at
No. 11 in those rankings.
Entering the first
week of the postseason, Creighton ranks No. 7 nationally with a 0.56 shutout
percentage (10-of-18 matches). The Jays also
rank No. 10 in the country in save percentage (0.85) and stand at No. 11 nationally
for team goals against average (0.70).
With one goal allowed
in conference play this year Creighton's shutout defense set a new MVC team
record for the fewest goals allowed in a Valley season. The 2012 Jays moved
ahead of three teams, including CU's 1995 squad, who shared the previous
all-time low record of two goals allowed in a conference season.
After the 2-1 win at
UE in the regular season finale, the Jays clinched the No. 1 seed at the Valley
tournament this week as well as the outright regular season title. The
conference crown marks the 12th regular season MVC title in program history as
CU finished with a 5-0-1 mark in conference play.
Creighton travels to
Peoria, Ill., this week for the 2012 MVC Tournament hosted by Bradley. CU will
face the winner of Wednesday's quarterfinal match between the No. 5 seed Drake and
the No. 4 seed Evansville in a semifinal slated for 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.