OMAHA, ONE. – The weekend’s victories over Xavier and Butler put Creighton’s volleyball team in 13th place in the sixth edition of the official version of the RPI published by the NCAA, and climbs to 23rd in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll this week.
Despite two convincing wins last weekend, Creighton fell two places to 13th in the RPI but improved only one place in the AVCA poll. The Bluejays are 24-3 overall this year, tied for the nationwide winning streak with Western Kentucky (24-1) and Ball State (24-3) and are the winners of seven straight games.
The Bluejays, who reached 16th place this season in the AVCA poll, have now been ranked in each of the past 10 weeks and 87 times in program history, a number that ranks 48th in history . CU’s all-time best ranking in program history is No.7, which came in the poll released on August 28, 2017. Creighton is 138-34 all-time when playing as team ranked in the AVCA poll, including a 48-16 point in road games. This is the 10th consecutive season Creighton has spent at least a week in the top 25, extending another program record.
Marquette remains just outside the top 25 in the AVCA poll, ranking third among those “who also received votes.” The Golden Eagles are 21-4 overall and have an RPI of 14.
Creighton is on the road for a pair of games this weekend, visiting Georgetown at 1:00 p.m. Central Friday and Villanova at 6:00 p.m. Central Saturday night.
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Other persons receiving votes and recorded on two or more ballots: Pepperdine 52; Miami (FL) 49; Marquette 17; Florida State 10; Arizona State 9; Michigan 9; Rice 8; Mississippi State 2; South Carolina 2.