Poll Released: Dec 08

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 - Louisville ACC 9-0 1591(55) @ Indiana L 68-67
2 - Kansas Big 12 7-1 1486(4) vs New Mexico State W 63-60
3 3 Ohio State Big Ten 9-0 1464(5) @ Illinois W 77-67
4 1 Maryland Big Ten 10-0 1428 vs Loyola (IL) W 55-41
5 3 Duke ACC 9-1 1232 vs Yale W 91-58
6 - Kentucky SEC 7-1 1170 vs Seton Hall L 84-83
7 1 Michigan Big Ten 8-1 1286 vs South Carolina W 89-78
8 3 Gonzaga West Coast 10-1 1235 vs Tennessee L 76-73
9 4 Virginia ACC 8-1 1060 vs VCU W 57-49
10 2 Auburn SEC 8-0 836 vs Dayton W 82-72
11 2 Memphis American Athletic Conference (AAC) 8-1 756 vs UAB W 94-76
12 7 Baylor Big 12 7-1 872 _
13 6 Butler Big East 9-0 529 vs Northern Illinois W 95-68
14 5 Dayton Atlantic 10 7-1 672 @ Auburn L 82-72
15 6 Seton Hall Big East 6-3 250 @ Kentucky W 84-83
16 - Purdue Big Ten 6-3 130 @ Texas L 72-68
17 - Xavier Big East 9-1 216 @ Cincinnati L 62-47
18 3 Arizona Pac-12 9-1 654 @ Alabama L 76-73
19 2 Tennessee SEC 7-1 455 @ Gonzaga W 76-73
20 5 Washington Pac-12 7-2 144 @ Gonzaga L 81-79
21 5 Michigan State Big Ten 6-3 637 @ Florida W 63-59
22 4 Colorado Pac-12 7-1 210 vs Illinois-Chicago W 84-72
23 10 North Carolina ACC 6-3 615 vs UNC-Wilmington W 97-69
24 3 Villanova Big East 7-2 285 vs Saint Joseph's W 70-58
25 - San Diego State Mountain West 10-0 197 @ California L 89-83
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