OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton is the top squad in the nation according to the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll released Tuesday afternoon, following a 3-1 victory against Columbia last weekend.

NSCAA Coaches' Poll
1 Creighton (11) 3-0-0
2 North Carolina (9) 2-0-1
3 Connecticut (1) 2-0-0
4 Notre Dame (1) 1-0-2
5 California 3-0-0
Complete rankings

It marks the Jays’ first time back in the top spot since September 1999. Creighton has ranked as high as No. 2 in each of the past three seasons, including last week’s poll position.

The Bluejays, who received six more first-place votes (11) than last week, edged out North Carolina for the top slot by just four total points in the coaches’ poll.

This marks the 39th consecutive week that Creighton is ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. The 2010 preseason poll was the last time the Jays were unranked.