The Dayton Flyers rank 79th in the first Ken Pomeroy’s program rankings, which KenPom.com published last week.
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According to Pomeroy, whose website provides advanced analysis of college basketball, the rankings are not meant to rank the best teams. Rather they are “a guide to how coaches and players might consider the currently hierarchy of college basketball when entertaining job or scholarship offers.”
The rankings take into account the last 23 seasons (1997-2019). Dayton has ranked as high as 26th (2010) in the season-ending Pomeroy rankings and as low as 172nd (2018).
Among Atlantic 10 Conference teams, Dayton ranks second. Virginia Commonwealth ranks 73rd. Following Dayton are: No. 84 Saint Joseph’s; No. 91 Davidson; No. 93 Saint Louis; No. 94 Rhode Island; No. 97 George Washington; No. 100 Richmond; No. 104 Massachusetts; No. 116 George Mason; No. 117 Saint Bonaventure; No. 131 La Salle; No. 167 Duquesne; and No. 208 Fordham.
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Ohio State is the top-ranked Ohio team at No. 11. Xavier is No. 25. Cincinnati ranks 25th. Wright State ranks 150th.
Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan State, Villanova, Louisville, Florida and Texas made up the top 10. Those programs won 16 of the 23 national championships in the span used by Pomeroy. Every team in the top 10 but Texas won at least one.
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