With the first college basketball tipoff just weeks away, one of the biggest online sportsbooks (Sportsbook.ag) has released the preseason future odds for the 2012-13 NCAA March Madness Final Four champion.
The 2013 NCAA March Madness final game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 8, 2013, with the two Final Four semifinal games played on April 6.
Tickets for the event start at just $40 for Round 1 coverage, which will be hosted in Auburn Hills (MI), Lexington (KY), Salt Lake City (UT) and San Jose (CA).
Heading into Week 1 on the hardwood, here are the official odds to win the 2013 NCAA March Madness tournament:
|Team||Odds to Win||Coaches Poll|
|North Carolina State||25/1||6|
|San Diego State||50/1||20|
|Long Beach State||300/1|
|Field (Any Other Team)||100/1|
+Received 2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll Vote
Last year's magical March Madness tournament featured three amazing upsets of No. 2 ranked teams, some even held as favorites.
There's no telling what exactly will take place in the 2013 NCAA tournament. The most accurate analysis and predictions of athletic performances in general lie deep within the occupation of the linesmaker, so this complete list paints a very promising picture of the talent disparity in the NCAA tournament.
The most surprising analysis is the 25/1 odds given to sixth-ranked N.C. State. Perhaps the conclusion came on the basis that the Wolfpack arrive as the third-best team in the ACC after finishing last season with two impressive tournament wins before losing to Kansas in the regional semifinal.
Louisville and Kentucky open up the 2012-13 season at 8/1 and 10/1, respectively. The USA Today Coaches Poll listed Indiana as the top-ranked team after receiving 21 first-place votes, with both Louisville and Kentucky receiving five first-place votes each.
The first game of the 2012-13 NCAA basketball season will be played on November 9 between Bryant University and the No. 1-ranked Indiana Hoosiers in the world-famous Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.