Atlantic 10 predictions: Where do most prognosticators have Dayton in their power rankings?

Season begins Nov. 9 for Dayton

The official Atlantic 10 Conference preseason men’s basketball poll comes out in October. Numerous unofficial predictions for the 2019-20 season have come out this summer.

» JABLONSKI: My early A-10 prediction

In short, Virginia Commonwealth, the defending regular-season champion, is everyone’s favorite. Davidson, Dayton and Rhode Island rank in the top four of most predictions — not necessarily in that order. Almost everyone’s picking Fordham to finish last as usual. The nine teams in the middle are harder to pick.

» THE TOURNAMENT: Dayton alums believe they can get it done picked Dayton third, and that seems to be the most popular spot for the Flyers. In a story about the whole conference, Rob Dauster wrote of the Flyers, "On paper, Dayton is right there with Davidson and VCU. They lose Josh Cunningham, but with the rest of their rotation – including a bonafide pro in Obi Toppin – returning and four sit-out transfers entering the fold, there is more than enough talent, depth and experience on the roster. The reason I have them a notch below the favorites is because I want to see how all the pieces come together. They can certainly win the league, but managing minutes and egos is going to be the toughest part of Anthony Grant's job this season."

Here’s a roundup of other predictions seen on Twitter.

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