Dec. 10, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton women’s basketball team moved up two more spots to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. The Flyers received 334 votes in the media poll. The Flyers (10-0) are coming off a 60-53 win over previously unbeaten Michigan State (8-1).
Last week the Flyers made the biggest leap of any team in the national rankings, moving up four spots from No. 23 to No. 19 in the AP Top 25 Poll; their highest ranking in program history. The previous best was No. 20 in 2009 for one week.
In week three of this season, UD moved into the Top 25 at No. 24 for the first since Dec. 7, 2009, marking the third time in history that UD appeared in the Top 25.
Dayton is also currently ranked No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll (the updated poll will come out Tuesday).
The Flyers begin a four-game road swing with a trip to Akron, Ohio to play the Zips Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Dayton doesn’t return to UD Arena until its home conference opener against La Salle on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
FLYER NATIONAL RANKING HISTORY
• 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.
• 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 was ranked No. 20 (Dec. 7), receiving 175 votes in both the women’s college major polls. They stayed there for one week, lost to Toledo and then were knocked out of the Top 25.
• 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.