Poll Released: Feb 10

Dick Vitale

Newspaper: ABC-ESPN

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.

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Tennessee SEC 22-1 1573(40) vs Florida W 73-61
2 - Duke ACC 21-2 1554(24) @ Virginia W 81-71
3 1 Gonzaga West Coast 23-2 1457 vs Saint Mary's (Cal.) W 94-46
4 - Kentucky SEC 20-3 1330 @ Mississippi State W 71-67
5 1 Virginia ACC 20-2 1406 vs Duke L 81-71
6 1 Michigan Big Ten 22-2 1253 vs Wisconsin W 61-52
7 1 Nevada Mountain West 23-1 1230 vs New Mexico W 91-62
8 - North Carolina ACC 19-4 1178 vs Miami (FL) W 88-85
9 3 Houston American Athletic Conference (AAC) 23-1 1022 vs Cincinnati W 65-58
10 3 Purdue Big Ten 17-6 900 vs Nebraska W 81-62
11 2 Michigan State Big Ten 19-5 948 vs Minnesota W 79-55
12 - Marquette Big East 20-4 953 vs Villanova W 66-65
13 1 Kansas Big 12 18-6 699 vs Oklahoma State W 84-72
14 1 Villanova Big East 19-5 753 @ Marquette L 66-65
15 3 Texas Tech Big 12 19-5 660 @ Oklahoma W 66-54
16 2 LSU SEC 19-4 437 vs Auburn W 83-78
17 1 Iowa Big Ten 19-5 399 vs Northwestern W 80-79
18 5 Florida State ACC 18-5 455 vs Louisville W 80-75
19 - Louisville ACC 17-7 542 @ Florida State L 80-75
20 11 Virginia Tech ACC 18-5 393 @ Clemson L 59-51
21 1 Wisconsin Big Ten 17-7 403 @ Michigan L 61-52
22 - Maryland Big Ten 18-6 196 @ Nebraska W 60-45
23 - Kansas State Big 12 18-5 444 @ Baylor W 70-63
24 1 Cincinnati American Athletic Conference (AAC) 20-4 76 @ Houston L 65-58
25 - Auburn SEC 16-7 35 @ LSU L 83-78
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