10. Creighton (6-2)
The Bluejays have their best team in program history this season; that’s what this roster looks like to all of us. There’s talent dripping from every position on the court and there’s typically a playmaker at each of the five spots on the floor at all times. That being said, the last few weeks have really dulled this Creighton team, as they’ve now dropped back-to-back games.
After their loss to Arizona in the Maui Invitational title game, that second loss came this past Thursday, albeit in a tough road environment. The Bluejays headed to Austin and dropped a 72-67 game to #2 Texas. Ryan Kalkbrenner had 20 points and 13 rebounds while Baylor Scheierman had 13 points and 11 rebounds, but the Bluejays just didn’t have enough to pull off the road upset against the Longhorns.
All things considered, Creighton remains one of the best teams in the nation. They have now played four straight games against ranked teams and these last two losses have been close, hard-fought games to elite-level programs. The Bluejays couldn’t win either of these last two games, but also can’t afford to let this snowball into anything more. Next week features a home date with Nebraska and a game with BYU in Las Vegas; two convincing wins would send a clear message that Creighton is still among the best.