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Predictions for NCAA Tournament field, more

SPECIAL TO ESPN.COM

November 2004
It's time for some predictions, baby! Here are my picks for the 65-team NCAA Tournament field, Final Four, national champion and national player of the year.

Final Four — North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Wake Forest
National Champion — North Carolina over Kansas

National Player of the Year — Julius Hodge (NC State)

65-Team NCAA Tournament Field (in order)
1. North Carolina
2. Kansas
3. Kentucky
4. Wake Forest
5. Georgia Tech
6. Michigan State
7. Maryland
8. Arizona
9. Duke
10. Texas
11. Syracuse
12. Connecticut
13. Illinois
14. Oklahoma State
15. Notre Dame
16. Pittsburgh
17. Louisville
18. Wisconsin
19. Alabama
20. NC State
21. Cincinnati
22. Mississippi State
23. Memphis
24. Florida
25. Washington
26. Michigan
27. Providence
28. Stanford
29. Gonzaga
30. Florida State
31. Xavier
32. Boston College
33. Southern Illinois
34. Charlotte
35. George Washington
36. Oklahoma
37. Texas Tech
38. UTEP
39. LSU
40. Iowa
41. Iowa State
42. Oregon
43. Utah
44. Marquette
45. Utah State
46. Arkansas
47. Princeton
48. UNLV
49. Old Dominion
50. Oral Roberts
51. Middle Tennessee State
52. Toledo
53. East Tennessee State
54. Iona
55. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
56. Vermont
57. Eastern Washington
58. Fairleigh Dickinson
59. Stetson
60. Birmingham-Southern
61. American
62. South Carolina State
63. Tennessee-Martin
64. Northwestern State, La.
65. Southern

Dick Vitale coached the Detroit Pistons and the University of Detroit in the 1970s before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979 (he's been an ESPN analyst ever since). Send a question for Vitale for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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