College basketball’s national championship game couldn’t be played as scheduled last night due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Creighton’s men’s team is ranked among the nation’s elite in early polls for next season.
Seven polls have the Bluejays ranked in the preseason top six. CU is ranked as high as number 2, earning that spot from both ESPN.com and KentuckySportsRadio.com. CBSSports.com and Stadium both rated Creighton third, while NBCSports.com slotted the Jays at number 4.
Creighton’s average ranking of 3.57 in the seven polls is fourth-best. Gonzaga has the best average ranking, followed by Baylor and Villanova.
The top Big Ten team in those polls is Iowa, which is number 8 in average ranking.