So Dick Vitale released his pre-season top 40 for the upcoming basketball season and Maryland is no where to be found. This isn't super suprising given the losses this past offseason but what is interesting is that Wichita State (N.I.T Champs), Miami Florida, and Texas A&M did make the cut. While I don't see Maryland cracking the top 25 this year I do have them ahead of Wichita in a head to head matchup.
UNC deservably holds the top spot with Duke coming in 6th after losing their top three players. Yawn.. http://espn.go.com/espn/dickvitale/story/_/id/6787669/dick-vitale-preseason-top-10-unc-takes-top-spot Curious what you guys think UMD's rank should be. Personally I think around 50th is about right given the circumstances. I do think something out of the ordinary happens this year and we return to the NCAA Tournament finishing the season around 30-40th in the nation but maybe thats just my biased optimism.