For the first time since 1975 the Drake Bulldogs are in the Associated Press college basketball poll. The Bulldogs are 22nd after improving to 16-1 with a 79-73 win over Illinois State. Drake coach Keno Davis says the goals for the players go beyond the top-25.
Davis says finishing strong in the conference would mean a lot more than one week in the polls. The team was picked 9th in the preseason poll.
Drake is 7-0 in the Valley and Davis says the Bulldogs know that things will get tougher. Davis says he’s not expecting them to end up as 29-1 or anything "crazy" like that. He says they want to keep improving to be playing their best by the time they get to the conference tournament.
The Bulldogs have a difficult test on Tuesday night when they visit Creighton.