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Dayton Flyers climb in AP poll to highest ranking since 2020

The University of Dayton men’s basketball team has moved up in AP’s Top 25 rankings.

>>RELATED: No. 21 Dayton rolls past Rhode Island in 96-62 win over Rams

This new ranking follows the Flyers’ victory against the Rhode Island Rams on Saturday, 96-62.

The Flyers (15-2) rank No. 16, moving up from their No. 21 ranking last week.

This is Dayton’s highest ranking in the AP poll since 2020.

Last season, Dayton was ranked in the poll but fell out after the second week.

In the 2019-2020 season, Dayton debuted in the poll on Dec. 2 in the No. 19 spot.

The Flyers peaked at No. 3 in the final poll released after the NCAA canceled the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top 5 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll include:

  1. UConn (17-2)

  2. Purdue (17-2)

  3. North Carolina (15-3)

  4. Houston (16-2)

  5. Tennessee (14-4)

>>RELATED: Dayton men’s basketball guard earns Atlantic 10 weekly honor

The Flyers will play at the La Salle Explorers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

On Jan. 27, the Flyers will play at the Richmond Spiders at 6 p.m.

Their next home game is on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. against the George Washington Revolutionaries.