College Basketball Rankings 2019: Dick Vitale Drops New Top 5

The 2019-20 college basketball season is in full swing with its first full week in the books. Of course, that means the national landscape will be changing as things begin to take shape and we learn which teams had a bit too much hype ahead of the season in the preseason polls.

Through the first week, we watched the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country fall when Kansas and Michigan State fell to Duke and Kentucky, respectively, in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

One man who was watching closely was none other than ESPN’s Dick Vitale, who shared his new top five for the Associated Press college basketball poll.

Predictably, Dickie V moved the Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils to the top two spots, while Kansas and Michigan State dropped slightly but managed to stay in the top five. The other team in Vitale’s top five is the Louisville Cardinals.

So where did Dickie V vote for your team in the upcoming Associated Press Top 25 poll?

Here is a look at how Dick Vitale ranked the top five teams in the country.

1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Louisville
4. Michigan State
5. Kansas

We’ll have to see how the rest of the voters view the top teams in the country when the latest AP Top 25 college basketball poll is released. A look at the preseason AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.


AP Top 25 Preseason Poll

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  1. Michigan State
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Duke
  5. Louisville
  6. Florida
  7. Maryland
  8. Gonzaga
  9. North Carolina
  10. Villanova
  11. Virginia
  12. Seton Hall
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Memphis
  15. Oregon
  16. Baylor
  17. Utah State
  18. Ohio State
  19. Xavier
  20. Saint Mary’s
  21. Arizona
  22. LSU
  23. Purdue
  24. Auburn
  25. VCU

Others receiving votes: Washington 164, Colorado 152, Tennessee 78, Marquette 68, Florida State 36, Davidson 34, Harvard 24, Illinois 14, Missouri 13, Mississippi State 12, Houston 11, Georgia 11, Cincinnati 8, Notre Dame 7, Creighton 4, Syracuse 3, North Carolina State 3, Vermont 2, Alabama 2, USC 2, Liberty 2, Michigan 2, Dayton 1, Colgate 1, Providence 1

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