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Vitale's Top 40 for 2009-10 season

It's time to kick off the college basketball season and revamp our top 40 teams. These are the teams I expect to have superb seasons, baby! Pass the envelope, and here we go!

DICKIE V'S TOP 40 FOR 2009-10 SEASON

1. Kansas

2. Kentucky

3. Michigan State

4. Texas

5. Purdue

6. Duke

7. Villanova

8. North Carolina

9. West Virginia

10. Connecticut

11. California

12. Louisville

13. Michigan

14. Tennessee

15. Mississippi State

16. Butler

17. Illinois

18. Florida State

19. Washington

20. Syracuse

21. Georgia Tech

22. Oklahoma

23. Florida

24. Ohio State

25. Georgetown

26. Maryland

27. Dayton

28. Xavier

29. Clemson

30. Oklahoma State

31. Arizona

32. Minnesota

33. Gonzaga

34. Siena

35. South Carolina

36. Pittsburgh

37. Tulsa

38. Notre Dame

39. Wisconsin

40. BYU