Picked to finish seventh in the preseason Big East Conference poll, the Creighton’s men’s basketball club is now ranked seventh in the nation. 

The ranking in today’s AP poll was a jump of four spots from last week and matches Creighton’s best ever. The Jays were also number 7 on January 16, 2017.  CU rose five spots in the USA Today/Coaches Poll to ninth.

Meantime, another Creighton basketball player was honored today. Bluejays junior Denzel Mahoney was named the Big East Sixth Man Award winner by league coaches. 

On Sunday, Ty-Shon Alexander was named to the All-Big East First Team and Marcus Zegarowski received second-team accolades.