Davidson was picked to finish fifth and was followed by George Mason, George Washington, Massachusetts, Duquesne, Saint Joseph’s, Richmond, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure and La Salle.
The Flyers play their lone exhibition game at 7 p.m. Friday against Ashland at UD Arena. It will be the first chance for fans to see UD Arena after the completion of the third and final phase of the three-year renovation project.
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Dayton plays its regular-season opener four days later at 7 p.m. against Lipscomb at UD Arena. Later in November, the Flyers host two of the highest-profile opponents ever to visit UD Arena: South Carolina on Nov. 13 and Connecticut on Nov. 26.
“I say this every year, but this is the hardest schedule we’ve probably ever had here at Dayton with the headliners being UConn and South Carolina,” Green said. “But from top to bottom, every team is high RPI. Every team either was in postseason play in the NCAA tournament or competing for their conference championship. It’s not going to be easy, but that’s what we want every single year.”
2019-20 A-10 Preseason Poll
(first-place votes in parenthesis)
1. VCU (11)
2. Dayton (1)
3. Fordham (1)
4. Saint Louis (1)
6. George Mason
7. George Washington
10. Saint Joseph’s
12. Rhode Island
13. St. Bonaventure
14. La Salle