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ESPN's Dick Vitale Releases His Preseason Top 10

Dick Vitale breaks down the NCAA Tournament.

College basketball season is only three weeks away. Now is the time for more preseason rankings and polls.

ESPN analyst Dick Vitale always updates his rankings throughout the season. Over the weekend, he unveiled his preseason top-40.

Vitale had already declared Kansas his No. 1 team, but he went beyond the Jayhawks in his newest rankings.

Vitale's preseason top 10 is as follows

  1. Kansas
  2. Kentucky
  3. Tennessee
  4. Duke
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Michigan State
  7. Nevada
  8. North Carolina
  9. Virginia
  10. Villanova

You can see his full top 40 here.

If you're keeping track at home, four of Vitale's top six teams will be in action three weeks from tonight in the Champions Classic. Kansas and Michigan State will face off, while Duke will play Kentucky.

Those four games officially christen the new season.