No. 14/16 Dayton Ranked in Both Women's Basketball Preseason Polls
DAYTON, OHIO -- For the first time in program history the University of Dayton women's basketball team is ranked in the AP Top 25 Media Poll.
Dayton comes in at No. 14 with 368 votes, right behind Penn State, North Carolina and Oklahoma. In the 2011-12 preseason AP Top 25 poll the Flyers received votes, but this is the first time cracking the Top 25 in the preseason.
UConn is ranked first in the 2013-14 AP Top 25 Preseason Poll, followed by Duke, Stanford, Tennessee, Louisville, Notre Dame and Kentucky. Maryland, Cal and Baylor round out the Top 10.
The Flyers were ranked No. 18 at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Earlier this week, UD was ranked No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, also the first time that the Flyers have been in the Top 25 in the preseason. The previous best was in 2011-12 when UD received 16 votes in the preseason poll.
The defending Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champion Flyers, were selected to finish first in the 2013-14 A-10 conference preseason poll. Dayton has earned four consecutive NCAA Tournament berths since 2010. Last year Dayton was ranked as high as No. 11 in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls, both program records. The Flyers went 28-3 in 2012-13 and averaged 75.9 ppg, which was first in the A-10 and sixth in NCAA.