No surprise that Dick Vitale has Duke as his #1 team in his Top 40 preseason rankings.
What did catch my attention was the fact that there are three SEC East teams in his top 13-- Kentucky at #6, Florida at #8 and Tennessee at #13. Vanderbilt didn't make it into the rankings, but they will be very tough again.
Georgia is ranked fairly high, in my opinion, at #28.
I think we can earn the fairly lofty expectations, but the challenge will be playing well in our own division. There are no gimme's.
Should be a fun year.