Saturday, November 1, 2008

AP releases Pre-Season College Basketball Poll

Creighton Bluejays receive 7 votes on the first AP Preseason College Basketball Poll.

North Carolina is the consensus #1 team according the AP Poll.

The Big Ten Conference has Michigan State at #6, Purdue #11, and Wisconsin #25. Ohio State received 64 votes, clearly behind the 196 votes received the #25 team.

The Big 12 Conference has Texas at #7, Oklahoma #12, and Kansas #24. Baylor and Texas A&M were among the schools also receiving votes.

Creighton's final opponent from last season, Florida, is rated #19. Florida defeated Creighton in the NIT to end the Jays season.

Three Creighton opponents are among the teams receiving votes: New Mexico (Nov. 16 home opener), St. Joseph's (Dec. 6 on road), and fellow Missouri Valley Conference team, Drake.

It should be an exciting year in college basketball. Iowa and Iowa State are both continuing the rebuilding process.


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