With only a month until Selection Sunday will determine the field for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, college basketball is approaching the best time of the year. March Madness is already heating up, and the final games of conference play are incredibly important to teams on the bubble.
Some teams have already built a strong enough resume to earn a spot in the tournament field, and odds makers have set the current odds to win a title.
Below we've listed the teams Vegas Insider lists as having 100/1 odds or better to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Check out the full list to see teams like Middle Tennessee State — the No. 2 seed who upset No. 15 seed Michigan State last year — at 500/1 odds to win it all or the final teams listed — Arizona State, Davidson and Nebraska — with 3,000/1 odds to take home the title.
Here's the list of teams with 100/1 odds or better (odds updated Feb. 6) to win the NCAA Tournament. Their current RPI is listed as well for reference.
Kentucky leads the way with 15/2 odds despite the Wildcats' 10 RPI and 15th-ranking in the AP Poll. Kansas and UCLA are both next in line with 8/1 odds, though Kansas is No. 3 in both AP and RPI while UCLA sits at No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 22 in RPI.
Duke is in a similar situation as UCLA — the Blue Devils are 18th in the AP Poll and RPI, but have equal odds (9/1) to win it all as the AP and RPI No. 2 Villanova.
Baylor might have the biggest discrepancy between rankings and odds. The No. 1 RPI team is No. 6 in the AP Poll, and has 36/1 odds to win it all — the 12th-best odds of teams listed.
Also notable is Xavier (RPI 14) and Saint Mary's (RPI 19) with 125/1 odds to win it all, and Minnesota (RPI 21) with 500/1 odds to take home a title. They are the highest-ranked teams in terms of RPI to have lower than 100/1 odds to win a title.
Only three teams — Saint Mary's (No. 20), Xavier (No. 24) and SMU (No. 25, 125/1 odds) — are Top 25 teams with worse than 100/1 odds to win it all.