Creighton rose to No. 7 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll, matching the highest ranking in school history.
The Jays went 2-0 last week and jumped up four spots in the rankings as a result. They’ve won 11 of their past 13 games — and they’ve defeated five ranked teams in a row.
They’re also the highest-ranked team in the Big East, slotted ahead of No. 11 Villanova, No. 16 Seton Hall and No. 24 Butler. Providence received the second-most votes among the unranked teams.
“It’s really cool, especially this late in the season,” McDermott said. “We talked about it back when we were first ranked in January. It means more later in the season. If you’re still ranked at this time of the year, and you’re ranked in the top 10 in particular, it means you’ve had a really, really good year.”
The last time CU was ranked this high came three years ago. The Jays were No. 7 on Jan. 16, 2017. They started 18-1 that season.
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