College Basketball Futures

Updated national championship odds including our initial future plays and March Madness projections. 

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

 

College Basketball Futures

5-1…Duke and Villanova

7-1…Michigan State

12-1…Arizona

14-1…Wichita State

16-1…Kansas, Purdue and West Virginia

20-1…Florida, Oklahoma and Virginia

25-1…Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas Tech and Xavier

33-1…Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, St. Mary’s, Seton Hall and Texas A&M

40-1…Florida State and Tennessee

50-1…Louisville, Miami and USC

66-1… Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson and Rhode Island

80-1…Maryland and UNLV

100-1…Missouri, Nevada, NC State, Texas and UCLA

125-1…Alabama, Arkansas, Creighton, Houston, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma State and TCU

200-1…Georgia and Georgia Tech

250-1…Baylor, Butler, Georgetown, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Oregon, Providence, SMU, Stanford, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and UCF

500-1…Boise State, Missouri, Northwestern, South Carolina and Wisconsin

College Basketball Futures

Investments…Teams we’ve invested in to win the national championship including the dates and championship odds at the time of selection.

January 24th

Villanova…5-1

Cincinnati…25-1

Notre Dame…33-1

Texas A&M…33-1

January 10th

Villanova…8-1

Texas A&M…22-1

Virginia…22-1

West Virginia…22-1

Florida…25-1

Xavier…25-1

Purdue…40-1

Texas Tech…66-1

Auburn…125-1

Clemson…125-1

Tennessee…125-1

Rhode Island…200-1

Northwestern…250-1

Point system…Since everyone has their own individual budget, we decided to use a straight-forward 100-point system for every investment we make during the regular season. This should make it easier to follow our progress. Once the post-season begins, we can raise our investments accordingly.

Points invested

1/24…400

1/10…1300

Total…1700

March Madness Projections

Taking futures out of the equation, here are our current picks for the Final Four including a list of longshot teams to keep an eye on (40-1 or higher) and our top Cinderella’s (mid-majors)…

Final Four

Cincinnati

Duke

Purdue

Villanova

Champion

Villanova

Major Conference Longshot Final Four

Auburn

Louisville

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Champion

Tennessee

Top 10 Cinderella Bracket Busters (Mid-Major)

Belmont

Bucknell

Buffalo

East Tennessee State

Florida Gulf Coast

Louisiana

New Mexico State

Northern Kentucky

South Dakota State

Vermont

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