AP Top 25 Poll Week 5: Dayton Joins Wichita State, UMass and Gonzaga in Rankings

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

One week ago, Dayton wasn't even on anyone's radar when it came to the AP Poll. After a strong week in Maui, they are ranked at No. 25.

Dayton didn't even receive a vote in last week's AP poll. They were decidedly on the outside looking in.

But head to Maui, score an upset of Gonzaga in the opening round, then finish in 3rd place, and suddenly everyone knows your name.

The Flyers enter the AP Top 25 poll this week at No. 25. They join fellow mid-majors Wichita State (up to No. 11 from No. 12), Gonzaga (No. 19) and Massachusetts (No. 21) in the rankings.

Also receiving votes this week were VCU, Charlotte, Harvard, George Washington and St. Mary's.

Here is the complete AP Top 25 poll for week 5:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Michigan State (63) 7-0 1623 1
2 Arizona (2) 7-0 1547 4
3 Kentucky 7-1 1473 3
4 Syracuse 7-0 1375 8
5 Ohio State 6-0 1340 7
6 Kansas 6-1 1240 2
7 Louisville 6-1 1139 9
8 Wisconsin 8-0 1094 10
9 Oklahoma State 7-1 1070 5
10 Duke 6-2 1021 6
11 Wichita State 8-0 911 12
12 Connecticut 7-0 836 13
13 Oregon 7-0 801 14
14 Villanova 7-0 785 NR
15 Florida 6-1 758 15
16 Memphis 5-1 748 21
17 Iowa State 5-0 623 17
18 UCLA 7-0 548 19
19 Gonzaga 7-1 380 11
20 Baylor 7-1 377 18
21 Massachusetts 6-0 274 24
22 Michigan 5-2 223 22
23 Iowa 7-1 171 23
24 San Diego State 5-1 150 NR
25 Dayton 6-1 90 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida State 40, Boise State 36, Pittsburgh 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Creighton 17, Colorado 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary's 2, Xavier 1

So what do you think? Who is the snub this week?

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