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VCU players, including Marcus Evans (left), Mike’L Simms (1) and Marcus Santos-Silva (14), celebrate their Atlantic 10 victory over Dayton at the Siegel Center. Evans led the Rams with 17 points.

On the heels of an eight-game win streak, VCU is now getting some attention in the Associated Press Top 25. 

The Rams are among nine teams receiving votes in the latest poll, and received four points. The poll was released on Monday.

This marks the first time VCU has received votes in the AP Top 25 since the final edition of the 2016-17 poll.

The last time the team was inside the AP Top 25 was March 2015, when it was No. 25. It has been ranked for a total of 31 weeks. VCU's highest-ever ranking in the AP poll is 11th, in the final poll of the 1984-85 season. It reached No. 6 in the Coaches Poll at the end of the 2011 season, after its Final Four run. 

In this week's AP poll, VCU is seventh among teams garnering votes, behind Louisville (90), Villanova (63), Iowa State (58), Mississippi State (28), Auburn (16) and Baylor (10). Old Dominion (1) and New Mexico (1) are also getting votes. 

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