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.
4. Michigan State
My new top 5 for AP College basketball poll// # 1 KENTUCKY # 2 DUKE # 3 LOUISVILLE # 4 MICHIGAN ST #5 KANSAS
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) November 11, 2019
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
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Seton Hall
- Texas Tech
- Utah State
- Ohio State
- Saint Mary’s
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