Nov. 19, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton women’s basketball team is ranked No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.
It’s the first time the Flyers have been in the Top 25 since Dec. 7, 2009. It is the third time in history that UD is in the Top 25.
“We are honored that people are recognizing what our coaches and kids have done here at Dayton,” said UD Head Coach Jim Jabir. “If we are still ranked at the end of the season in the final poll that would truly be amazing.” Dayton, with its 4-0 record, is coming off a 71-66 win over No. 13 Vanderbilt. UD also defeated then-ranked No. 25 DePaul to win the Maggie Dixon Classic on Nov. 10. The Flyers are one of two teams to knock off two nationally-ranked opponents already this season (the other is Tennessee).
In the polls last week the Flyers were receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll (9) - 39th overall and in the USA Today Coaches Poll (4) - 40th overall.
Dayton hosts the Marriott Classic this Nov. 23-25. The Flyers will face Buffalo on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET to open the Classic.
FLYER NATIONAL RANKING HISTORY
• The Flyers made their first ever appearance in program history on the AP Top 25 (at No. 25) and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 24) on Nov. 30, 2009. Dayton then produced three convincing wins and was rewarded with its highest ranking ever - No. 20 (Dec. 7), receiving 175 votes in both the women’s college major polls.
• Dayton received four votes (No. 37 overall) from the AP Top 25 media panel to start the 2011-12 season and finished the season with one vote (No. 34 overall), in addition to three votes in the Coaches Poll.
• The Flyers were No. 28 in the AP preseason poll and No. 30 in the preseason USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll to start the 2010-11 season.
• UD received votes in either the AP or USA Today/ESPN polls for 20 consecutive weeks (Preseason poll on Nov. 9 to Final) during the 2009-10 season.
• The Flyers were receiving votes in the polls when they were on a 16-game winning streak, picking up three votes in the AP Top 25 Poll on Jan. 14, 2008. The Flyers also received one vote in the Jan. 7, 2008 AP poll.
• The first time in modern history the Flyers ever received votes in a national poll was Dec. 24, 2007 when they received five votes in the AP Top 25.