Poll Released: Jan 12

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 - Gonzaga West Coast 18-1 1574(30) _
2 1 Duke ACC 15-1 1529(4) _
3 2 Baylor Big 12 13-1 1567(31) @ Texas Tech W 57-52
4 1 Auburn SEC 15-0 1359 _
5 1 Butler Big East 15-1 1299 _
6 3 Kansas Big 12 12-3 1286 _
7 1 Florida State ACC 14-2 1093 _
8 4 Kentucky SEC 12-3 960 @ Georgia W 78-69
9 - San Diego State Mountain West 17-0 1266 _
10 2 Louisville ACC 13-3 943 vs Miami (FL) W 74-58
11 1 Oregon Pac-12 14-3 1163 _
12 7 Michigan State Big Ten 13-4 735 _
13 2 Villanova Big East 12-3 822 @ Creighton W 64-59
14 5 Maryland Big Ten 13-3 616 vs Ohio State W 67-55
15 2 Dayton Atlantic 10 14-2 842 _
16 7 Wichita State American Athletic Conference (AAC) 15-1 629 _
17 5 West Virginia Big 12 13-2 911 @ Oklahoma State W 55-41
18 - Seton Hall Big East 12-4 496 _
19 - Arkansas SEC 13-2 65 _
20 10 Ohio State Big Ten 11-5 270 @ Maryland L 67-55
21 - Michigan Big Ten 11-5 358 _
22 - Iowa Big Ten 11-5 88 @ Nebraska L 76-70
23 5 Colorado Pac-12 13-3 345 _
24 - Creighton Big East 13-4 97 vs Villanova L 64-59
25 - Liberty Big South 18-1 11 _
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