This is the first time since the 1957-58 season that Dayton has been ranked in eight straight weeks or in eight polls in one season. That 1957-58 team was ranked in the final eight polls of the season.
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Dayton entered the poll at No. 19 on Dec. 2, following its runner-up finish at the Maui Invitational, and then 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 and to No. 13 last week.
Baylor moved past Gonzaga this week to become the seventh No. 1 team of the season. The only teams to beat Dayton are ranked: No. 3 Kansas and No. 23 Colorado.
Dayton Flyers interview: Ibi Watson (Jan. 20)
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Highlights: Jalen Crutcher hits game-winner for Dayton Flyers in OT