Big East men's basketball NCAA Championship odds for 2014

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A three-way preseason tie... in the eyes of Vegas, at least.

As we spend the offseason speculating on basketball, let's keep in mind what kind of bets you can lay down as of today. Bovada.lv has published today's odds of winning the NCAA Championship. The Big East doesn't have a team in the odds top-ten (though two Big East defectors are there). The Big East teams with the best odds of winning it all next season:

2013-14 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - contenders
Odds to Win
Conf
Creighton
50/1
BE
Georgetown
50/1
BE
Marquette
50/1
BE
Butler
66/1
BE
St. John's
66/1
BE
Villanova
66/1
BE
Xavier
200/1
BE

The former Big East teams on the list (and the new foes of the former Big East teams):

2013-14 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - contenders
Odds to Win
Conf
Louisville
17/2
AAC
North Carolina
16/1
ACC
Syracuse
25/1
ACC
Connecticut
33/1
AAC
Memphis
33/1
AAC
Pittsburgh
50/1
ACC
Notre Dame
75/1
ACC
Cincinnati
100/1
AAC
Temple
150/1
AAC
Maryland
200/1
ACC
Clemson
250/1
ACC
Boston College
500/1
ACC

That's five teams (and UNC) with better or similar preseason odds in what was (or could have been) the Big East, for those with reminiscences.

Which of these odds seems like a good bet? Which look like tossing your money into the maw of a volcano? Is the new ACC really a tougher hoops conference?

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