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Dick Vitale Releases His 2019-20 Preseason Top 10

Dick Vitale calling a game for ESPN.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Sportscaster Dick Vitale broadcasts before a semifinal game of the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament between the Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Orleans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 77-68. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The 2018-19 college basketball season isn't even 24 hours gone yet, but that didn't stop ESPN's Dick Vitale from taking an early look at next season's top teams.

On Tuesday afternoon, Dickie V took to Twitter to share his "Elite Eight" for the coming year. In classic Dickie V fashion, he couldn't choose just eight teams - he decided 10 should do.

Here's a look at Vitale's top-10 teams heading into the 2019-20 season:

  1. Michigan State
  2. Kentucky
  3. Virginia
  4. Duke
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Michigan
  7. Marquette
  8. Maryland
  9. Louisville
  10. Villanova

The full list can be seen below.

Vitale has the Spartans on top after Tom Izzo led Michigan State to the Final Four this season.

Virginia, which won its first national title in school history on Monday night, comes in at No. 3. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers' opponent, Texas Tech is nowhere to be found as the Red Raiders are set to lose a significant portion of their starting rotation.

Kentucky and Duke consistently recruit the best talent, so it's no surprise to see the Wildcats and Blue Devils near the top of the list. Star point guard Tre Jones announced his plans to return to Duke for another season, which should bolster Coach K's starting five in 2019-20.

Do you agree with Dickie V's list?