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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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