The 2018 NCAA Tournament will reach its conclusion tonight when the Michigan Wolverines face off against the Villanova Wildcats with the national championship on the line, but the other 349 teams in the country are already looking forward to next season.
Which teams will enter the 2018-19 season as the favorites to win the title next year? Here are the favorites, according to Bovada:
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North Carolina: 12/1
Michigan State: 15/1
West Virginia: 30/1
Texas Tech: 40/1
Wichita State: 40/1
Of these 18 favorites, Oregon is the only team that did not make the NCAA Tournament this season.
Duke has started each of the last two seasons as the favorite to win the title but has come up short each time. They will be bolstered next year by the top incoming recruiting class (again) and became the first school ever to land the top three overall recruits in the country in R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish, and Zion Williamson (along with the top-rated point guard in Tre Jones).Back to the NCAA Newsfeed