By: Daniel Massa – Sports Editor
A new batch of college basketball ranking polls came out Monday afternoon, and the Dayton men’s basketball team climbed up four spots in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches’ poll.
The Flyers (21-3, 11-1 Atlantic 10) now sit at 13th in the coaches’ poll and 15th in the AP rankings, up from 17th and 19th last week, respectively.
UD’s placement in the coaches’ poll is the highest the program has been ranked in either poll since December 1967, when the Flyers rose to sixth in the AP poll.
Dayton has won nine games in a row, prevailing in each game since a 61-57 loss at La Salle on Jan. 9.
Coming off a 68-66 win at Rhode Island Friday night, the Flyers head back out on the road for a Wednesday matchup at St. Joseph’s. The Hawks (21-4, 10-2) are receiving votes in both polls, coming in at 28th, according to the AP, and 32nd in the coaches’ poll. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Photo of junior guard Scoochie Smith, 11, by Multimedia Editor Chris Santucci.