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Vitale's top 25 teams

Updated: December 28, 2009, 2:20 PM ET
By Dick Vitale

The top teams remained in place again, but we could see a change next week as West Virginia battles Purdue on New Year's Day.

BYU and Rhode Island break into my top 25 this week. New Mexico slips after a loss at Oral Roberts.

DICK VITALE'S TOP 25 TEAMS

  1. 1. Kansas
  2. 2. Texas
  3. 3. Purdue
  4. 4. Kentucky
  5. 5. Syracuse
  6. 6. Duke
  7. 7. West Virginia
  8. 8. Villanova
  9. 9. Michigan State
  10. 10. North Carolina
  11. 11. Kansas State
  12. 12. Connecticut
  13. 13. Clemson
  14. 14. Georgetown
  15. 15. Tennessee
  16. 16. Washington
  17. 17. UAB
  18. 18. Florida State
  19. 19. New Mexico
  20. 20. Georgia Tech
  21. 21. Texas Tech
  22. 22. BYU
  23. 23. Mississippi
  24. 24. Ohio State
  25. 25. Rhode Island

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.