The Betting Version of the Top 25
We know who the AP Top 25 is in college basketball for this week but who do oddsmakers give the best odds to win this year's NCAA Tournament?
The current AP Top 5 is Oklahoma, North Carolina, Iowa, Kansas and Texas A&M in that order. But while the Sooners (13/2) and Tar Heels (7/1) also have the top and second-best odds to win the NCAA Tournament, Duke (10/1), Maryland (10/1) and Iowa (12/1) are listed third, fourth and fifth, respectively, by oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu.
The rest of the top 10 in terms of the odds are Kansas at 12/1, Michigan State at 14/1, Villanova at 15/1, Kentucky at 18/1 and Xavier at 20/1. The teams included in the top 15 are Louisville (24/1), Virginia (25/1), West Virginia (25/1), Miami (30/1) and Purdue (30/1). UConn is also 30/1.
Iowa State (35/1), Texas A&M (35/1), Arizona (40/1), Wichita State (45/1), Indiana (50/1), LSU (60/1), California (75/1), Michigan (75/1) and Providence (75/1) round out the top 25 college hoops teams with the best odds to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament. That said, Syracuse and USC are also in the mix at 75/1 odds, respectively.