Dickie V's top 25


Duke showed why it is number one with a big win over Kansas State in the finals of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic in Kansas City. Syracuse moved up after gutting out wins over Michigan and Georgia Tech down in Atlantic City. The Big East saw two teams on the rise after winning tournament championships -- Connecticut upset Michigan State and Kentucky en route to the title in Maui. Notre Dame beat Wisconsin in the finals of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando. Tennessee upset Villanova to win the NIT Preseason Tip-off at Madison Square Garden.


1. Duke

2. Ohio State

3. Pittsburgh

4. Kansas

5. Syracuse

6. Georgetown

7. Michigan State

8. Kansas State

9. Tennessee

10. Villanova

11. San Diego State

12. Connecticut

13. Notre Dame

14. Texas

15. Kentucky

16. Illinois

17. Memphis

18. Minnesota

19. Florida

20. Missouri

21. Baylor

22. BYU

23. UNLV

24. Louisville

25. Purdue