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Dick Vitale's No. 1 Team Heading Into The 2017-2018 Season

Here's who Dickie V likes as the preseason No. 1.

This weekend, Kevin Knox, the No. 10 recruit in the nation, made a surprising commitment to Kentucky. The announcement had head coach John Calipari in a celebratory mood, and delighted Big Blue Nation. With the addition of Knox, Kentucky easily has the best recruiting class from 2017.

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale is buying into the hype. After Knox made his announcement, Dickie V immediately put the Wildcats at the top of his rankings headed into the season.

Knox chose Kentucky over Duke, Florida State, Missouri, and North Carolina, whom he listed among his final five teams. The 6-foot-8 small forward adds tremendous length to the Kentucky Wildcats and should be in contention to start right away.

Coach John Calipari adds to an impressive 2017 recruiting class that features five other 5-star recruits. The Wildcats have a significant lead for the No. 1 spot in 247Sports’ 2017 Basketball Recruiting Composite Team Rankings over UCLA.

Kentucky will likely be the youngest team in Division I next season, but that hasn't stopped Coach Cal from performing in the past. It'll be interesting to see how the team comes together entering the 2017-2018 season.