Bluenotes Short Riff – 03Nov2016

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…and so it Begins

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Creighton Exhibition – #22 Jays vs Wayne State (Neb)…4Nov16 at the CLink.  Can the Jays make another 6 game improvement following last season’s lead?  IMO…Yes.  Will the Jays be a yearlong fixture in the the AP/Coaches Polls?  IMO…Yes.  Gonna be a great Bluejay Hoops season.  http://gocreighton.com/news/2016/11/2/-m-basketball-no-22-mens-basketball-opens-exhibition-play-friday-vs-wayne-state.aspx

USAToday – Big East Predictions  2016/17 – Big-East-Conference-predictions

Todays U – Key non-conference Big East Games… http://www.todaysu.com/big-east/key-non-conference-big-east-games-to-watch/  CU – Wisconsin and CU – ASU are on this list.

ESPN/Lunardi – Preseason Bracket  http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology   Big East with & NCAA Bids…Seeds: 2-Villanova, 3-Xavier, 6-Creighton, 9-Butler, 10-Seton Hall, and 11-Georgetown.

Bleacher Report – 2017 Preseason Bracket  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673299-preseason-projection-of-the-2017-ncaa-tournament-bracket  Big East with 6 NCAA Bids…Seton Hall part of last group in, Marquette last group out.  Seeds: 1-Villanova, 4-Xavier, 6-Creighton, 8-Butler,   9-Georgetown, and 11-Seton Hall.

BR/Kerry Miller – Winners-Losers of AP Preseason Poll  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673051-winners-and-losers-of-college-basketballs-2016-17-preseason-ap-top-25-poll

NCAA.com/Brian Mull – AP Preseaon Poll as related to NCAA Seedings – http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-10-31/college-basketball-rankings-how-does-ap-preseason-poll-relate

NCAA.com/Joe Boozell – 32 predictions for the 2016-17 season  http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-10-17/college-basketball-32-bold-predictions-2016-17-season-part-i  Among these…Josh Hart wins the Naismith Award.

NCAA.com/Joe Boozell – Ap Poll Breakdown…  http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2016-10-31/college-basketball-rankings-duke-kentucky-kansas-lead

Sports Illustrated/Brian Hamilton – SI 2016-17 Preseason Top 20  http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2016/11/02/si-preseason-top-20-duke-kentucky-kansas

http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2016/11/01/preseason-every-team-ranked-top-25-duke-kansas-kentucky  Creighton is 21st, NCAA 6-Seed.

Rank Team Proj. Off. Eff. Off. Rank Proj. Def. Eff. Def. Rank Proj. Pyth. Win% Proj. Conf. Rank Proj. NCAAs seed
11 Purdue 117.8 9 97.2 37 0.9014 2nd in B10 3 seed
12 Xavier 115.6 19 95.4 24 0.9013 2nd in BE 3 seed
13 Louisville 112.3 49 92.7 5 0.9005 4th in ACC 4 seed
14 Syracuse 113.6 33 93.9 10 0.8999 5th in ACC 4 seed
15 Indiana 119.6 5 99.4 79 0.8936 3rd in B10 4 seed
16 UCLA 116.7 12 98.2 50 0.8789 3rd in P12 4 seed
17 California 111.7 53 94.3 14 0.8760 4th in P12 5 seed
18 NC State 117.6 10 99.4 80 0.8742 6th in ACC 5 seed
19 West Virginia 111.8 52 94.5 15 0.8736 2nd in B12 5 seed
20 Connecticut 112.5 46 95.6 25 0.8663 1st in Amer 5 seed
21 Creighton 114.6 29 97.9 46 0.8587 3rd in BE 6 seed

SI– Big East Preview.  http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2016/10/24/big-east-preview-villanova-xavier-creighton

OWH/Nyatawa – Tugs visit upcoming…  http://www.omaha.com/creighton/blog/recruiting-roundup-top-wing-brian-bowen-set-to-visit-creighton/article_b722671c-a2a4-11e6-be58-3748beaecd86.html

http://www.omaha.com/creighton/mens-basketball/transformers-transfers-watson-foster-and-huff-have-creighton-basketball-back/article_2f5b375b-272a-5c89-b72c-3fe3415c8417.html

Rivals/Bossi – Christian Bishop, Lees Summitt, Mo. https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/junior-wing-christian-bishop-creating-buzz

@BluejayMBB Great visit to Creighton today. Thanks for the warm welcome. @30_bishop @Jenjenbishop @dukeblue1972

 

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