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AP Poll Week 9: Dayton Flyers launch into No. 25 spot

Dayton leveraged its win over Arkansas to land the No. 25 spot in this week's AP Poll.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

With Michigan State's setback in their opening conference game, a new No. 1 tops the AP Poll this week. With 44 of the 65 votes, the Kansas Jayhawks take over the top spot. Oklahoma picked up the other 21 votes to begin the week at No. 2.

The two Big XII foes will meet Monday night.

Maryland, Virginia and Michigan State round out the rest of the top five.

The Dayton Flyers move into the No. 25 spot after wins over Arkansas and Duquense. They will meet Massachusetts and La Salle in Atlantic 10 action this week.

Other teams in our coverage area receiving votes this week were Gonzaga (61), George Washington (38), St. Mary's (23), St. Joseph's (3), Wichita State (3) and Akron (1).

Here is the complete AP Poll for Week 9

AP Poll Week 9

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas Jayhawks (44) 12-1 1,598
2 Oklahoma Sooners (21) 12-0 1,574
3 Maryland Terrapins 13-1 1,459
4 Virginia Cavaliers 12-1 1,409
5 Michigan State Spartans 14-1 1,400
6 North Carolina Tar Heels 13-2 1,275
7 Arizona Wildcats 13-1 1,126
8 Providence Friars 14-1 1,108
9 Kentucky Wildcats 11-2 1,039
10 Xavier Musketeers 13-1 1,001
11 Villanova Wildcats 12-2 979
12 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 12-1 921
13 Iowa State Cyclones 11-2 844
14 Duke Blue Devils 12-2 830
15 SMU Mustangs 13-0 731
16 Louisville Cardinals 12-2 568
17 West Virginia Mountaineers 12-1 558
18 Butler Bulldogs 11-3 516
19 Iowa Hawkeyes 11-3 456
20 Purdue Boilermakers 13-2 450
21 Texas A&M Aggies 11-2 420
22 South Carolina Gamecocks 13-0 286
23 Connecticut Huskies 10-3 107
24 Pittsburgh Panthers 12-1 103
25 Dayton Flyers 11-2 100
Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 61, California 54, Texas Tech 40, George Washington 38, Saint Mary's 23, Baylor 22, Oregon State 4, Colorado 4, Seton Hall 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Wichita St 3, Utah 3, Cincinnati 2, Indiana 2, Michigan 2, Akron 1, Oregon 1