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Dick Vitale's top 25 teams

Updated: November 23, 2009, 11:02 AM ET
By Dick Vitale

Here's a look at my top 25 teams. Syracuse is on the rise after impressive wins over California and North Carolina at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, North Carolina shimmied its way into the top 10.

DICK VITALE'S TOP 25 TEAMS

1. Kansas

2. Michigan State

3. Texas

4. Purdue

5. Duke

6. Kentucky

7. Villanova

8. West Virginia

9. Syracuse

10. Michigan

11. Tennessee

12. Louisville

13. Butler

14. Connecticut

15. North Carolina

16. Illinois

17. Florida State

18. Washington

19. Georgetown

20. Maryland

21. Minnesota

22. Ohio State

23. Gonzaga

24. Xavier

25. Florida

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.