Duke and Gonzaga now lead all teams with the lowest odds to win it all at +1000. Which is the better bet? Let’s take a look at their individual seasons and how that sets up for a run in the tournament.
It has been a wild year of college basketball. A dozen top five teams have lost to unranked opponents and we still have two months to go. It may make it more difficult for the casual fan to follow along, but it provides a wise gambler a window of opportunity to make money, especially by riding the moneyline. Here’s who you should keep an eye on.
With the latest poll released this week, let’s take a look at the biggest risers and fallers in the rankings and those teams’ odds of finishing the season with an NCAA title.
In a wildly inconsistent college basketball season, Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears might be the closest thing to a sure thing.
As the college basketball season enters the meat and potatoes of the conference schedule, a few of the country’s best have taken missteps, while others have made a compelling case to become the win the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's most outstanding player.
They've been hanging around the top 10 all season, but the Baylor Bears finally took over the No. 1 spot in our power rankings this week, after a convincing road win over Kansas on Saturday. Duke plummeted out of our top 10, after its stunning loss to Clemson, and a few teams moved to new spots this week.
Florida State was the last team to defeat Virginia last season, before the Cavaliers went on a run to win the ACC and the national championship. When the teams meet Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Seminoles will look to defend that win, while Virginia will try to right the ship after a series of losses has led to an exit from the AP Top 25 for the first time in 46 weeks.
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but greatness is something that everyone can see and agree upon. In the world of college basketball it can be measured in national championships, tournament victories and record-setting runs. We think you'll agree that these five NCAA teams are greatness personified.
As conference play gets into full swing, the strength of the Power Five leagues will begin to impact the weekly power rankings. Gonzaga had a terrific non-conference slate, but as other teams begin to rack up quality wins, they will lack a chance to garner any of their own until tournament time. As such, we have a new team atop our rankings, so let’s jump in and see who it is.
In a year of college basketball where no one reigns supreme and No. 1 teams regularly drop like flies, it’s the perfect storm for a mid-major to make a splash in March. The Dayton Flyers are perfectly built to bust brackets on the Road to the Final Four.