Monday, November 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Two Valley Schools Recognized in the Polls

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton men's basketball team moved up one spot in the Associated Press poll and two spots in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches poll that both were released on Monday. The jumps come on the heels of CU's 71-51 win over Sun Belt Conference favorite North Texas last Friday.

Creighton moved past Michigan State in both polls, and past UCLA in the coaches poll. With only three ranked teams losing last week (Michigan State, San Diego State and Florida State), most of the rankings stayed similar to last week. Indiana remained in the top spot after a 97-54 win over Bryant. Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan round out the top-five in both polls. Creighton is the only MVC team currently earning votes in the coaches poll, while Northern Iowa received four votes in the AP poll.

Creighton was ranked as high as No. 15 in two different weeks last season. The Jays reached No. 15 the week of January 23rd, then moved to a season-best No. 13 ranking one week later. Creighton has previously been ranked in the top-15 of the AP poll during the 1973-74, 1974-75 and 2002-03 seasons as well.

In other news on Monday, junior forward Doug McDermott was named to the 2012-13 Preseason All-America Team <http://www.luteolsonaward.com/> by the organizers of the Lute Olson Award. McDermott was recipient of the Lute Olson National Player of the Year award following last season.

Associated Press Poll -- Released Nov. 12, 2012
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Indiana (46) 1-0 1598 1
2. Louisville (18) 1-0 1572 2
3. Kentucky (1) 1-0 1438 3
4. Ohio State 1-0 1339 4
5. Michigan 1-0 1327 5
6. North Carolina State 1-0 1278 6
7. Kansas 1-0 1222 7
8. Syracuse 1-0 1163 9
9. Duke 1-0 1109 8
10. Florida 1-0 1007 10
11. North Carolina 2-0 944 11
12. Arizona 1-0 882 12
13. UCLA 1-0 746 13
14. Missouri 1-0 716 15
15. Creighton 1-0 678 16
16. Baylor 2-0 578 19
17. Memphis 0-0 570 17
18. UNLV 0-0 538 18
19. Gonzaga 1-0 437 21
20. Notre Dame 1-0 343 22
21. Michigan State 0-1 325 14
22. Wisconsin 1-0 324 23
23. Connecticut 1-0 262 NR
24. Cincinnati 1-0 152 24
25. San Diego State 0-1 128 20
Others Receiving Votes: VCU 75, Murray St. 64, Minnesota 58, Pittsburgh 36, Saint Louis 32, Saint Joseph’s 30, Butler 22, Texas 20, Marquette 18, Tennessee 18, Kansas St. 12, Miami 9, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 8, Florida St. 7, New Mexico 7, West Virginia 7, Ohio 6, Alabama 5, Davidson 4, Northern Iowa 4, Stanford 4, Bucknell 1, Georgetown 1, Maryland 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll -- Released Nov. 12, 2012
Rk School W-L Pts. LW
1. Indiana (25) 1-0 768 1
2. Louisville (4) 1-0 740 2
3. Kentucky (2) 1-0 701 3
4. Ohio State 1-0 648 4
5. Michigan 1-0 638 5
6. North Carolina State 1-0 601 6
7. Kansas 1-0 583 7
8. Syracuse 1-0 522 9
9. Duke 1-0 515 8
10. Florida 1-0 465 10
11. North Carolina 2-0 447 12
12. Arizona 1-0 426 11
13. Creighton 1-0 360 15
14. UCLA 1-0 351 13
15. Missouri 1-0 319 17
16. Memphis 0-0 310 16
17. Baylor 2-0 270 18
18. UNLV 0-0 241 19
19. Gonzaga 1-0 221 22
20. Wisconsin 1-0 212 21
21. Notre Dame 1-0 143 23
22. Michigan State 0-1 135 14
23. San Diego State 0-1 66 20
24. Cincinnati 1-0 63 NR
25. Texas 1-0 60 24
Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut 58; Virginia Commonwealth 54; Murray State 34; Kansas State 19; Pittsburgh 15; Saint Mary's 13; Marquette 11; New Mexico 11; Saint Louis 8; Tennessee 8; Minnesota 7; Santa Clara 6; Colorado State 4; Florida State 3; Iowa State 3; Stanford 3; Bucknell 2; Colorado 2; Georgia 2; Maryland 2; Saint Josephs 2; Middle Tennessee 1; Ohio 1; South Alabama 1.