Creighton’s signature win at Marquette Saturday boosted its standing in Monday’s edition of the coaches Top 25 poll. The Jays were ranked No. 11.
CU needed five sets to outlast the Golden Eagles in Milwaukee, but it found a way to take down an experienced squad that earned wins over No. 9 BYU and No. 6 Wisconsin during nonconference play.
Creighton has now won eight straight matches and 13 of its past 14 overall, steadily rising in the weekly poll as a result. CU started the year at No. 18 and dropped down to No. 23 after the first weekend of action. Now it’s one spot away from the top 10.
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The Jays (13-3, 6-0) still haven’t suffered a bad loss (their three defeats came against No. 1 Baylor, No. 5 Nebraska and No. 10 Washington). CU’s résumé is highlighted by wins over No. 16 Kentucky and now-No. 12 Marquette.
Creighton will return home for a two-match weekend beginning Friday when it hosts Butler at 7 p.m. at Sokol Arena. It’ll play Xavier at 1 p.m. Sunday.