Dayton Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 7 in Latest AP Top 25 Poll

Redshirt sophomore Obi Toppin (cover photo) has been leading the way all season for the No. 7 Dayton Flyers. Photo Courtesy of Atticus Hughes.

Michael Crouchley
Sports Editor

Dayton men’s basketball team has climbed up to No. 7 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll released Monday.

Dayton’s No. 7 rating is the program’s highest since 1967, when they were No. 6. The Flyers moved up from No. 13 last week, and have been ranked since December 2, 2019.

Dayton’s jump has a large part to do with another undefeated week from the Flyers and a tumultuous week from teams ranked ahead of them. The Flyers comfortably took down VCU and then barely edged out Saint Louis thanks to a last second shot from junior guard Jalen Crutcher.

The Flyers jumped ahead of Duke, Oregon, Butler, West Virginia, Kentucky and Auburn in this week’s ratings.

Also notable is that both teams Dayton has lost to this season are also in the top 25. Kansas is ranked No. 3, and Colorado is No. 23.

Dayton will next be in action Wednesday night at UD Arena when they take on St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m.

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