2016 Men's Division 1 Basketball NCAA Tournament Odds

Published on March 12th, 2016 2:26 pm EST


"March Madness", aka the Men's Basketball Division 1 NCAA tournament, is going to be getting under way early next week.

The tournament is one of the most fascinating and frustrating in the entire sporting world. Every year, favorites fall in the early rounds and unheralded teams push their ways far deep into the bracket. Speaking of the "bracket", many millions of people throughout the world try to guess the outcome of the tournament by filling out their "bracket", only to be met by a slew of upsets and unexpected results. "March Madness" is so unpredictable that most "brackets" have been busted by the end of the first day.

The "First Four" is set to take place between March 15-16, while the first and second rounds will take place a few days later. The bracket will be revealed in its entirety on "Selection Sunday", which is Sunday, March 13th.


As of this moment, here are the teams with the 20 best odds of winning the tournament:

Michigan St Spartans, 5/1
Kansas Jayhawks, 6/1
North Carolina Tar Heels, 7/1
Virginia Cavaliers, 8/1
Villanova Wildcats, 10/1
Kentucky Wildcats, 12/1
Oklahoma Sooners, 18/1
Maryland Terrapins, 20/1
West Virginia Mountaineers, 20/1
Xavier Musketeers, 25/1
Purdue Boilermakers, 25/1
Duke Blue Devils, 25/1
Indiana Hoosiers, 30/1
Miami Hurricanes, 30/1
Oregon Ducks, 30/1
California Golden Bears, 40/1
U Conn Huskies, 40/1
Texas A&M Aggies, 40/1
Arizona Wildcats, 40/1
Utah Utes, 50/1


The Michigan St. Spartans are seen as having the perfect combination of coaching, talent and experience, though the Kansas Jayhawks are having a fabulous season and can not be slept on.


Which of the #1 ranked teams do you think have the best chance of winning this year? Who is poised to be upset in the first or second round? Which unheralded team is going to make the biggest run?

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