Apr 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Louisville Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 82-76 during the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NCAA Basketball Championship Odds


The 2013 NCAA Tournament came to an end with the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, the Louisville Cardinals, claiming victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Monday night. While the great game is still fresh in our minds, it is never too early to begin looking ahead to next season and the early favorites to cut down the nets.

Louisville was victorious this year, but they are the No. 5 favorite. with in-state rival Kentucky listed as the top dog in the college basketball landscape. Duke and North Carolina round out the top three, with Ohio State coming in one slot ahead of the defending champions.

Rounding out the top ten was Memphis, Michigan State, Arizona, Michigan and Florida.

Here are the early odds to win next year’s tournament, via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:

  • Kentucky: 4/1
  • Duke: 8/1
  • North Carolina: 8/1
  • Ohio St: 9/1
  • Louisville: 12/1
  • Memphis: 14/1
  • Michigan St: 15/1
  • Arizona: 18/1
  • Michigan: 20/1
  • Florida: 20/1
  • Syracuse: 20/1
  • Colorado: 22/1
  • New Mexico: 25/1
  • Kansas 25/1
  • Creighton 28/1
  • Indiana 30/1
  • Kansas St 30/1
  • Marquette: 30/1
  • NC St: 30/1
  • Pitt: 30/1
  • UCLA: 30/1
  • UNLV: 35/1
  • Minnesota: 35/1
Who will win the 2014 tournament? We are a year away from finding out, but it’s never too early to get in your early predictions.

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