Rams Up to 27th in Associated Press Poll

Rams Up to 27th in Associated Press Poll

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island continued to get closer to cracking the Associated Press Top 25, landing just outside the list in Monday's poll. The Rams are 27th this week, getting 57 points in the latest poll. Rhody also got 18 points in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll, good for 30th in that poll.

Rhody appeared on 15 ballots in the Associated Press poll this week, ranking as high as No. 14 for John Feinstein from National Public Radio. Rick Bozich (WDRB-TV, Louisville) has URI No. 18. The Rams had one vote at No. 20 from Dave Borges (New Haven Register), one at No. 21 from Jon Wilner (San Jose Mercury News) and three at No. 22 - Dave Preston of WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C.; Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; and Lauren Brownlow from WRAL in Durham, N.C.

Adam Grosbard of the Orange County Register has the Rams No. 23, while Carlos Silva (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal), David Cloninger (The State, Columbia, S.C.), Donna Ditola (Syracuse Post-Standard) and Jessica Benson (WATN, Memphis, Tenn.) all picked URI No. 24. Dick Vitale (ESPN), Bob Sutton (The Times News, Burlington, N.C.) and Luke DeCock (News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.) all placed Rhode Island No. 25.

Rhode Island is riding a 10 game winning streak into Tuesday's game at No. 6 Dayton. The last time Rhode Island was in the Top 25 was 2017-18, when it spent seven weeks in the AP poll, peaking at No. 16 for the week of Feb. 2, 2018. Rhody was No. 25 in the final poll of the 2017-18 season.

The Rams and No. 6 Dayton - which received 1,255 points - are the lone Atlantic 10 schools to receive votes this week.