Dayton received 29 points in voting Monday. It’s two spots out of the top 25. It’s just behind Minnesota, the only other team receiving votes left out of the top 25. Both trail No. 25 Oklahoma State.
Dayton (21-4, 14-0) clinched the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season championship Sunday with a 79-54 victory against Fordham at UD Arena. Dayton plays George Mason in its final home game at 7 p.m. Wednesday and closes the regular season with a game at Saint Louis at 3 p.m. Saturday.