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Tennessee basketball in Dick Vitale’s top 10

Dec 10, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Vitale prepares for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels hosting the Duke Blue Devils at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Dickie V is high on the Tennessee basketball Volunteers.

With the exception of Joe Lunardi, most analysts have dramatically increased their expectations for Tennessee basketball ever since Yves Pons made his decision to return for his senior season. Arguably the most high-profile college basketball analyst appears to have jumped on the bandwagon now as well.

Dick Vitale of ESPN had the Vols at No.