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Vitale's preseason content for 2004-05

Here is Dick Vitale's preseason preview content for the 2004-05 campaign:

Vitale: NCAA tourney picks
Here are my picks for the NCAA Tournament field, Final Four, national champ and player of the year.

Vitale: Preseason All-Rolls-Royce Team (updated)
My updated preseason All-Rolls-Royce first team features not five players but a Super Six, including three from the ACC.

Vitale: Updated Preseason Top 30
North Carolina is No. 1 and Florida State No. 30 in my updated preseason Top 30. I can't wait to tip it off, baby!

Vitale: All-Rip Van Winkle team
Let's shine the spotlight on sleepers like Taylor Coppenrath ... presenting my All-Rip Van Winkle team.

Vitale: All-Support team
The guys on my All-Support Team (like UNC's Jawad Williams) aren't superstars, but just ask their coaches how vital they are.

Vitale: All-Marco Polo team
Ed Nelson, the Georgia Tech transfer now at UConn, is one of five transfers on my All-Marco Polo team.

Vitale: Diaper dandies ready to dazzle
A new season holds the promise of new diaper dandies to intrigue and excite us.

Vitale: Dynamic duos pack 1-2 punch
With the season looming, here's a look at 11 of the toughest dynamic duos across the nation.

Vitale: Five teams to watch
My five teams to watch aren't slated to challenge for a conference title, but they're potentially dangerous.

Vitale: Eustachy & Co. get second chance
Some coaches and players are getting a second chance this season, like Larry Eustachy and Rashaad Carruth at Southern Miss.

Vitale: Georgia Tech eyes Final Four
Led by coach Paul Hewitt, Georgia Tech could make another run to the Final Four this season.

Vitale: Calipari sold on Carney, Tigers
Memphis coach John Calipari says junior Rodney Carney is one of the nation's five best athletes.

Vitale: Expect Sooners to Dance
With Kevin Bookout healthy and juco star Taj Gray on board, Oklahoma's prospects look bright.

Vitale: Roberts bringing buzz to St. John's
The first season of new coach Norm Roberts is creating a buzz over the St. John's program.

Vitale: Toughest coaching gig? South Florida
There are plenty of tough coaching jobs in America, but Big East-bound South Florida is the toughest.

Vitale: College teams imitating Pistons
It's great to hear college players talking about "playing the right way" ... like the Larry Brown-led, NBA champion Pistons.

Vitale: Midnight Madness tips it off
Hey baby, the season is finally here with the tip-off of Midnight Madness!

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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