Dayton finished the season 29-2. No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Gonzaga ranked ahead of it. The season ended last week with the cancellation of the Atlantic 10 tournament and NCAA tournament due to Coronavirus pandemic.
There was only one change in the top 10 this week as Villanova moved from No. 11 to No. 10 and Duke fell from No. 10 to No. 11. Ohio State stayed at No. 19.
Dayton broke the school record for most consecutive weeks in the top 25. The 1955-56 team was ranked in the poll in 15 straight weeks. That team finished 25-4. Dayton ranked in every poll, 14 in all, in the 1954-55 season as well.
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Dayton entered the top 25 at No. 19 on Dec. 2, following its runner-up finish at the Maui Invitational. It climbed to No. 14 on Dec. 9 and to No. 13 on Dec. 16.
The Flyers fell to No. 18 on Dec. 23 after a 78-76 overtime loss to Colorado at the United Center on Dec. 21. They dropped to No. 20 on Dec. 30 before climbing to No. 15 on Jan. 6, to No. 13 on Jan. 13 and to No. 7 on Jan. 20. It stayed at No. 7 on Jan. 27 and then climbed to No. 6 on Feb. 3 and stayed there Feb. 10. It moved to No. 5 on Feb. 17 and to No. 4 on Feb. 24 and to No. 3 on March 2. It remained at No. 3 last week.