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May the odds be ever on your favor: college basketball odds of winning a championship

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Robert Laberge

For those who care about betting odds as a predictor of team quality, Bovada.lv published some updated hoops odds now that college football season is over.

The top four teams:

  • Arizona (11/2 current odds)
  • Michigan State (6/1 current)
  • Kentucky (7/1)
  • Kansas (15/2)

The Big East teams:

2013-14 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - Odds to Win
Teams
Odds on 5/15/13
Current Odds
Villanova
66/1
40/1
Creighton
50/1
66/1
Georgetown
50/1
100/1
Butler
66/1
200/1
Xavier
200/1
200/1
Marquette
50/1
250/1
St. John's
66/1
300/1

St. John's has dropped from that middle area (along with Butler) into the category of long shots, while Villanova has risen.

The full list:

2013-14 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship - Odds to Win
Teams
Odds on 5/15/13
Current Odds
Arizona
15/1
11/2
Michigan State
12/1
6/1
Kentucky
5/1
7/1
Kansas
11/2
15/2
Louisville
17/2
10/1
Oklahoma State
50/1
10/1
Syracuse
25/1
10/1
Duke
14/1
12/1
Ohio State
20/1
12/1
Wisconsin
50/1
16/1
Florida
18/1
20/1
North Carolina
16/1
25/1
Wichita State
66/1
28/1
Iowa
50/1
40/1
Pittsburgh
50/1
40/1
UCLA
40/1
40/1
Villanova
66/1
40/1
Colorado
40/1
50/1
Connecticut
33/1
50/1
Iowa State
100/1
50/1
Memphis
33/1
50/1
Michigan
33/1
50/1
Oregon
100/1
50/1
San Diego State
100/1
50/1
Creighton
50/1
66/1
Gonzaga
50/1
66/1
Missouri
50/1
66/1
VCU
50/1
66/1
Baylor
50/1
75/1
Cincinnati
100/1
100/1
Georgetown
50/1
100/1
St. Louis
50/1
100/1
Virginia
66/1
100/1
UMass
Off the Board
100/1
Florida State
75/1
150/1
Illinois
66/1
150/1
Indiana
33/1
150/1
Kansas State
100/1
150/1
New Mexico
50/1
150/1
Oklahoma
200/1
150/1
Tennessee
66/1
150/1
LSU
150/1
150/1
Butler
66/1
200/1
Harvard
200/1
200/1
Minnesota
66/1
200/1
Texas
100/1
200/1
Xavier
200/1
200/1
George Washington
Off the Board
200/1
Boise State
150/1
250/1
Dayton
150/1
250/1
Marquette
50/1
250/1
Notre Dame
75/1
250/1
Ole Miss
100/1
250/1
Arizona State
100/1
300/1
Clemson
250/1
300/1
NC State
50/1
300/1
St. John's
66/1
300/1
St. Mary's
150/1
300/1
Stanford
100/1
300/1
Texas A&M
200/1
300/1
Wake Forest
250/1
300/1
Alabama
100/1
500/1
Arkansas
150/1
500/1
BYU
100/1
500/1
California
100/1
500/1
Maryland
200/1
500/1
Miami Florida
100/1
500/1
Purdue
100/1
500/1
UNLV
66/1
500/1
USC
150/1
500/1
Vanderbilt
100/1
500/1
Virginia Tech
250/1
500/1
Washington
200/1
500/1
West Virginia
100/1
500/1
George Mason
Off the Board
500/1
Boston College
500/1
1000/1
Colorado State
150/1
1000/1
Georgia
200/1
1000/1
Georgia Tech
200/1
1000/1
Northwestern
500/1
1000/1
South Carolina
250/1
1000/1
St. Joe's
250/1
1000/1
Temple
150/1
1000/1
Washington State
200/1
1000/1
La Salle
Off the Board
1000/1
Richmond
Off the Board
1000/1
St. Bonaventure
Off the Board
1000/1
Rhode Island
Off the Board
1000/1
Fordham
Off the Board
1000/1
Davidson
250/1
2000/1
Mississippi State
500/1
Off the Board