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ESPN's Dick Vitale ranks Maryland basketball No. 2 in preseason top 40

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Under Vitale's ranking, the Maryland-North Carolina game on Dec. 1 sets up as a one-versus-two matchup if neither team loses in the season's first few weeks. Vitale's short capsule on Maryland reads: "Melo Trimble will lead the Terps to big things. Jake Layman is a huge factor up front," even though Layman's moving from power forward back to his old position of small forward this year.