College Basketball Futures

Three new futures plays and March Madness projections, along with updated national championship odds courtesy of our partners at YouWager.eu.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

NCAA TOURNAMENT FUTURES (Feb. 8)

5-1…Villanova

6-1…Duke, Michigan State

8-1…Purdue, Virginia

15-1…Arizona

20-1…Kansas

25-1…Wichita State

30-1…Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Kentucky and North Carolina

35-1…West Virginia, Xavier

40-1…Florida, Oklahoma

50-1…Auburn, Texas Tech

60-1…St. Mary’s

80-1…Arizona State, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Tennessee, Texas A&M

90-1…Miami

100-1…Alabama, Florida State, Gonzaga

125-1…Texas, USC

150-1…Creighton, Missouri, Nevada

200-1…TCU

250-1…Arkansas

500-1…Notre Dame

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NCAA TOURNAMENT PLAYS

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 postseason begins, we can raise our investments accordingly.

Points invested

2/8…300

2/1…700

1/24…400

1/10…1300

Total…2700

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

>>February 8th

Villanova…5-1

Cincinnati…30-1

Ohio State…80-1

>>February 1st

Villanova…6-1

Virginia…12-1

Cincinnati…25-1

Xavier…25-1

West Virginia…25-1

Louisville…50-1

Notre Dame…100-1

>>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

 

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 (33-1 or higher) and our top Cinderella’s (mid-majors)…

Final Four

Cincinnati, Purdue, Villanova, Virginia

Champion: Villanova

Major Conference Longshot Final Four

Ohio State, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas A&M

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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