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Dick Vitale: This Team Will Be "In The Hunt" For National Title In 2019

The 2017-18 men's college basketball season has only been over for a couple of days, but it's already time to start looking ahead to next season.

Early preseason top 25s are being released. Las Vegas has put out 2019 national title odds.

Who are you liking in 2018-19?

Villanova, this past season's national champion - and college basketball's national title winner for two of the last three years - will lose a couple of its star players. Mikal Bridges is expected to declare for the NBA Draft and Jalen Brunson is, too.

The Wildcats should be really, really good once again, though. Most analysts have Villanova ranked somewhere in the top 10 to start the 2018-19 season.

Dick Vitale likes them a lot, too.

The ESPN college basketball analyst says Villanova will be "in the hunt" for a third national title in four seasons. That would be one hell of a feat.

Jay Wright has heard his name surfaced in NBA talks and some analysts do think the Villanova coach could be ready to make the jump. However, he seems extremely happy with the Wildcats (he would have to be with two national titles in three years, right?) and it would be very surprising if he decided to leave anytime soon.