Nov. 19, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association released their national rankings Monday and moved the University of Dayton down one spot to No. 13 despite the Flyers winning both their matches last week.
Dayton (25-4) competed in the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championships and took home the title for the fourth straight year. The Flyers defeated Temple on Saturday in the semifinals, 3-0, before rallying back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Xavier on Sunday in the championship finals, 3-2. Dayton is currently on a 17-match winning streak. The A-10 tournament title was not only Dayton's fourth in as many years, but also its eighth in the last 10 seasons.
The Flyers dropped one spot after being ranked No. 12 the past two weeks. Minnesota (No. 11) moved ahead of Dayton, and was one of just four teams to defeat the Flyers this season.
This marks the 60th straight week that Dayton has either been ranked or has received votes in the AVCA Poll. The last release without mention of UD was on Nov. 23, 2009.
Dayton received 757 votes, putting it ahead of Ohio State (No. 14), Florida (No. 15), and BYU (No. 16). The Flyers remain as the only Atlantic 10 team to be ranked in the Top 25 this season.
With a pair of A-10 Championships under their belt, the Flyers will now take on Western Michigan in a non-conference meeting Friday, Nov. 23 in Kalamazoo, Mich.