Dick VitaleABC-ESPN (Bristol, CT)
Twitter: @DickieV
About: Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season  just after the network’s September 1979 launch following a successful college and pro coaching career.  In 2008, Vitale received the sport’s ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial but never boring style.

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Nov 1, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Dick Vitale
1Duke (33)
28-9Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1572
Points
2Michigan State (13)
20-15Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Gary D'Amato
1520
Points
3Arizona (18)
32-5Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Chris Dachille
1506
Points
4Kentucky
32-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Gary D'Amato
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1340
Points
5Kansas (1)
31-5Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Doug Doughty
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1439
Points
6Villanova
32-4Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Chris Dachille
Lowest: 9 - 5 Voters
1284
Points
7North Carolina
33-7Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Mark Berman
Lowest: 15 - Kevin McNamara
1047
Points
8Wichita State
31-5Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - David Cobb
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1270
Points
9Florida
27-9Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1100
Points
10West Virginia
28-9Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Dave Matter
Lowest: NR -
840
Points

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11Louisville
25-9Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
570
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12Xavier
24-14Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR -
544
Points
13Minnesota
24-10Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
642
Points
14Notre Dame
26-10Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Kevin McNamara
814
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15USC
26-10Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Kevin McNamara
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
995
Points
16Purdue
27-8Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
362
Points
17Gonzaga
37-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Paul Klee
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
500
Points
18Northwestern
24-12Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
473
Points
19Seton Hall
21-12Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Doug Haller
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
274
Points

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20Cincinnati
30-6Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Dave Borges
Lowest: NR -
837
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21Miami (FL)
21-12Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Chris Dachille
836
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22Michigan
26-12Actual: 39
Highest: 22 - Dick Vitale
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
6
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23Missouri
8-24Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - Bob Holt
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
19
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24Maryland
24-9Actual: 36
Highest: 21 - John Feinstein
Lowest: NR - 63 Voters
7
Points
25TCU
24-15Actual: 29
Highest: 17 - Mark Cooper
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
46
Points