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Creighton Volleyball ends year ranked 16th

Creighton Volleyball ends year ranked 16th

OMAHA, Neb. — The Creighton Volleyball team finished the season ranked 16th in the year-end American Volleyball Coaches Association poll that was released on Monday, December 23rd.

It’s the fifth straight season that Creighton has been ranked in the year-end AVCA poll, something only 10 schools (BYU, Creighton, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin) can claim.

Creighton has now been ranked in the year-end poll on six occasions. The Bluejays were No. 24 in 2012, No. 19 in 2015, No. 9 in 2016, No. 16 in 2017 and No. 13 last season before today’s No. 16 ranking.

Creighton, which was ranked 18th in the preseason AVCA poll, is one of 17 teams that were in both the preseason and year-end poll. Over the last 12 seasons, 214-of-300 teams (71.3 percent) have been in both polls.

This week marks the 54th consecutive week the Bluejays have been ranked, the nation’s 10th-longest active streak. The Bluejays have now been ranked in 68 all-time polls, and every poll since Oct. 31, 2016. CU’s all-time best ranking in program history is No. 7, which came in the poll released on Aug. 28, 2017.

After winning a third national title in the past four seasons, Stanford ended the season atop the poll. Runner-up Wisconsin was second, with Baylor third and Minnesota fourth. Creighton’s BIG EAST rival, Marquette, finished 20th.

Creighton, which earned an eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament this fall, finished the season with a 25-6 record. The Bluejays won a sixth straight regular-season BIG EAST title.

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