Commentary

Vitale's top 25 teams

Updated: January 18, 2010, 4:30 PM ET
By Dick Vitale

There were a handful of developments in the rankings compared to last week. Purdue dropped its third straight game. North Carolina also slid down, while Connecticut fell out with its sixth loss. Pittsburgh continued to climb with wins over Connecticut and Louisville.

DICK VITALE'S TOP 25 TEAMS

  1. 1. Texas
  2. 2. Kentucky
  3. 3. Kansas
  4. 4. Villanova
  5. 5. Syracuse
  6. 6. Duke
  7. 7. Michigan State
  8. 8. Tennessee
  9. 9. Kansas State
  10. 10. Clemson
  11. 11. Pittsburgh
  12. 12. West Virginia
  13. 13. Gonzaga
  14. 14. BYU
  15. 15. Georgetown
  16. 16. Temple
  17. 17. Vanderbilt
  18. 18. Georgia Tech
  19. 19. Butler
  20. 20. Northern Iowa
  21. 21. Purdue
  22. 22. Mississippi State
  23. 23. Wisconsin
  24. 24. North Carolina
  25. 25. New Mexico

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.