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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Mar 18, 2019Final Rankings Rankings for Dick Vitale
1Duke (58)
29-5Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Scott Wolf
1592
Points
2North Carolina
27-6Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1453
Points
3Virginia (5)
29-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Edgar Thompson
1497
Points
4Gonzaga (1)
30-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1398
Points
5Michigan State
28-6Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 6 Voters
1382
Points
6Tennessee
29-5Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Norm Wood
1270
Points
7Kentucky
27-6Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Damien Sordelett
1232
Points
8Florida State
27-7Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Graham Couch
1017
Points
9Michigan
28-6Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Luke DeCock
Lowest: 12 - Scott Wolf
1146
Points
10Texas Tech
26-6Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 5 Voters
1033
Points
11LSU
26-6Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Scott Gleeson
886
Points
12Houston
31-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Damien Sordelett
933
Points
13Purdue
23-9Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Tom Bragg
727
Points

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14Iowa State
23-11Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
245
Points
15Buffalo
31-3Actual: 15
Highest: 7 - Norm Wood
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
608
Points
16Auburn
26-9Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
665
Points
17Kansas
25-9Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
590
Points
18Virginia Tech
24-8Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
595
Points
19Wisconsin
23-10Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Zach Osterman
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
339
Points
20Wofford
29-4Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 25 - 4 Voters
385
Points
21Kansas State
25-8Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
529
Points
22Cincinnati
28-6Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
335
Points
23Maryland
22-10Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Craig Meyer
Lowest: NR - 43 Voters
55
Points
24Mississippi State
23-10Actual: 28
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
35
Points
25Murray State
27-4Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - John Bednarowski
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
12
Points