Dayton Flyers climb to No. 4 in Associated Press Top 25 poll

Dayton Flyers climb to No. 4 in Associated Press Top 25 poll
Contributed Photo (David Jablonski/Dayton Daily News)

DAYTON — The Dayton Flyers (25-2, 14-0) moved up to fourth in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon.

This is Dayton’s highest ranking in the poll since the 1955-56 season that saw the Flyers reach No. 2 for six weeks.

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The Flyers scored two victories last week, a 66-61 win on the road at VCU last Tuesday and an 80-70 win at home Saturday verses Duquesne.

Helping the Flyers climb in the poll was a loss by previously unbeaten San Diego State, who lost on their home floor Saturday to UNLV. The Aztecs fell to fifth in the poll this week.

The poll also saw a new number one take over, as Kansas was voted into the top slot after beating previous No. 1 Baylor Saturday.

Baylor fell to No. 2 while Gonzaga, previously ranked second, fell to No. 3 after their loss at BYU Saturday.

Monday’s poll marks the 13th straight week this season the Flyers have appeared in the rankings.

The two wins last week extended Dayton’s winning streak to 16 games, the longest winning streak for the program in a single season since the 1957-58 season, which also rattled off 16 straight wins.

The current winning streak marks as a tie for the fifth-longest in program history and the Flyers are currently tied with the New Mexico State Aggies for the current longest winning streak in the country.

The Flyers return to action this week with two games. First on Tuesday at George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia. Dayton returns home Friday to take on Davidson.

Both games will tipoff at 7 p.m.