College Basketball Futures

Updated national championship odds including our initial future plays for the 2018 season and March Madness projections.  

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

 

College Basketball Futures

5-1…Michigan State

6-1…Duke

8-1…Villanova

10-1…Arizona

14-1…Kansas

16-1…Kentucky

18-1…Wichita State

22-1…North Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia and West Virginia

25-1…Florida, Gonzaga, Oklahoma and Xavier

33-1…Arizona State and Cincinnati

40-1…Miami and Purdue

50-1…Louisville, Missouri, Notre Dame, Seton Hall and USC

66-1…Alabama, Minnesota, St. Mary’s, TCU, Texas and Texas Tech

80-1…Baylor, Florida State, Michigan and SMU

100-1…Arkansas, Maryland, Oregon and UNLV

125-1…Auburn, Butler, Clemson, Creighton, Indiana, Nevada, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA and Virginia Tech

200-1…Georgetown, NC State, Ohio State, Rhode Island and Wisconsin

250-1…Boise State, Dayton, Georgia, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Providence, South Carolina and UCF

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 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

1/10…1300

Total…1300

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 (66-1 or higher) and our top Cinderella’s (mid-majors)…

Final Four

Duke

Florida

Villanova

West Virginia

Champion

Villanova

Major Conference Longshot Final Four

Auburn

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas Tech

Champion

Texas Tech

Cinderella Bracket Busters (Mid-Major)

Buffalo

East Tennessee State

South Dakota State

Vermont

 

 

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