Dayton Men’s Basketball Moves to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 Poll

Obi Toppin has been one of Dayton’s key players this season. Cover photo taken by Griffin Quinn

Michael Crouchley
Sports Editor

Dayton men’s basketball has moved from No. 6 to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 Poll released Monday. This is the first time UD has been ranked in the top five since 1956, when Dayton peaked at No. 2.

After two wins last week, Feb. 11 over Rhode Island and Feb. 15 over Massachusetts, Dayton has moved to 23-2 on the season. The win over Massachusetts was the Flyers’ 14th in a row.

Louisville, who was previously ranked No. 5, has moved down to No. 11 after two losses against unranked opponents last week (Georgia Tech and Clemson).

The Dayton Basketball account not only reported the news with a graphic, but added a creative celebratory video in another Tweet:

Many have been reacting to the news, including UD’s official Twitter page and University president Dr. Eric Spina:

The No. 5 Dayton Flyers will be defending their top-five status Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. when they travel to Virginia to take on VCU.

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