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Dick Vitale's Top 25 teams

Updated: November 16, 2009, 4:26 PM ET
By Dick Vitale

Not too many changes from my original Top 25 entering the season. Mississippi State fell out of the 25 following a loss to Rider in Starkville. Maryland climbs into the rankings. There will be changes next week with a number of Top 25 teams going toe-to-toe.

DICK VITALE'S TOP 25 TEAMS

1. Kansas

2. Kentucky

3. Michigan State

4. Texas

5. Purdue

6. Duke

7. Villanova

8. North Carolina

9. West Virginia

10. Connecticut

11. California

12. Louisville

13. Michigan

14. Tennessee

15. Butler

16. Illinois

17. Florida State

18. Washington

19. Syracuse

20. Georgia Tech

21. Oklahoma

22. Florida

23. Ohio State

24. Georgetown

25. Maryland

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.