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Top 10 Teams to Win March Madness 2017

Updated on March 14, 2017
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Intro

We all have been waiting for this time of the year again. College Basketball owns every major sport in North America. People take time off work to watch games all day and night long.There are 68 teams battling to win the National Championship. I will provide you with a list with the top 10 wins that have the best chances to win the National Championship. Here is the list:

NCAA Bracket
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Oregon Ducks Basketball
Oregon Ducks Basketball

#10 Oregon Ducks

At Number 10 we have the Oregon Ducks. They have had a great year and ranked as a number 3 seed in their region, they have the 10th best chance to win the National Championship. Their road starts against Iona, which shouldn't be much of a challange. In the second round Oregon will have to face the winner of Creighton or Rhode Island. Things get really hard in the sweet 16 when they will have to face either most likely Michigan or Louisville unless a big upset happens there. Let's say their road isn't the hardest, but they have a lot of work to do before they get there. Vegas gives them odds as +1800.

Louisville Basketball
Louisville Basketball

#9 Lousville Cardinals

This shouldn't come into much of a surprise as Louisville was a champion just a few years ago, and have always been in the mix. This bracket season might come in a little harder than expected. In the first round Louisville will have to face Jacksonville State, which are seeded at 15, which shouldn't be a big surprise. After that it comes a little harder challenge when most likely they will face 7 ranked Big Ten Champion Michigan Wolverines. If they pass the Michigan challenge they will need to face Oregon most likely and then either Kansas, Michigan State, or Purdue, which will be a huge challenge for Louisville. Vegas is giving them a +1600 to win it all.

UCLA Basketball
UCLA Basketball

#8 UCLA Bruins

This has been a nice pleasant surprise this season. UCLA Bruins are coming in probably the best ever season in the school history. They also posses the best basketball player in College Basketball, Lanzo Ball. Who will most likely be going to the NBA next season. UCLA is ranked 3rd in their region and they don't have a very hard schedule on the road to the championship. Thier hardest task might be in the elite eight where they might be facing North Carolina, but we have seen that North Carolina can be fluky, so I am not surprised as many people have UCLA winning their brackets, i have them personally going to the final and Losing. Vegas is giving UCLA +1200 to be the National Champions this March Madness

Arizona Wildcats Basketball
Arizona Wildcats Basketball

#7 Arizona Wildcats

Zona are always in the mix. I can't believe i had them favorite to be in the final four in about 75 percent of my brackets. But let's be real Arizona is a good team and they have a pretty good chances in winning it all. Arizona is ranked as the number two seed, and they have a pretty favorable side of the bracket, only real challenge I see is against Gonzaga. That is only the road to the Final Four. But you know the challenge start in the Final Four, and Arizona will have to beat some of the big dogs. I still believe that Arizona will reach the Final Four but it will have some issue once they are there. Vegas has Arizona at +1200 to win it all.

Gonzaga Basketball
Gonzaga Basketball

#6 Gonzaga

Well even thought what i just mentioned above is that Arizona will past by Gonzaga, it will be very hard. We all know that Gonzaga team that is the only team in the Nation with only one loss all season long. Gonzaga is a really talented team and can cause a lot of damage. I also see their road to the Final Four pretty easy with the exception of Arizona. I do believe that they will face a big challenge once they get to the Final Four, but they can still make the big splash. As the number one seed in their region I see Gonzaga making it at least to the Final Four, so make a note on that when you are doing your brackets. Vegas has Gonzaga +1000 to win the Championship.

Kentucky Basketball
Kentucky Basketball

#5 Kentucky

This comes as a surprise to many, but I believe that Kentucky has a legitimate chance to win it all. I do think that it will be hard, but come on we all know what Kentucky can do in the tourney. Kentucky has to pass through two really hard to beat teams: UCLA first and then if they make it pass UCLA, they will need to play North Caroline, which are ranked in the top three best teams in the Nation. I do believe in my opinion that Kentucky can make it to the Final Four, but they don't have what it takes to win it all this season. Vegas is giving Kentucky a +850 to win the Championship.

Kansas Basketball
Kansas Basketball

#4 Kansas

Truly one of my favorite teams to win it all. Kansas is one of the most talented teams in the country, and I believe that they will have the hardest road to the final Four. Having to possibly play Michigan State, then Purdue, and then Michigan or Lousville. I must say that this is the hardest region, and Kentucky can make the best of it. If Kansas can get out of that region and make it to the Final Four, they deserve more than any team to win it. We are all sure that almost 80% of brackets will have Kansas in the Final Four. Vegas is giving a +800 for Kansas to become Champions and i think that those are great odds and if you are a gambler you shouldn't not let that bet run away.

Villanova Basketball
Villanova Basketball

#3 Villanova

Last year's winner Villanova, is once again ranked to win it all. And let's just say they got a perfectly good chance at doing that. Many experts are predicting them to win it all. Villanova is ranked with a number one seed in their region, and they have a pretty hard task early in the rounds as they might have to face Wisconsin, and if they can get passed them, only really challenge will be Duke in the Elite Eight. I do think that Villanova will reach the final Four without a doubt and I am sure that 100% of brackets will have Villanova in the Final Four. Vegas is giving away some great odds and they are giving Villanova a +750.

North Carolina Basketball
North Carolina Basketball

#2 North Carolina

This is not a shocker either North Carolina are the second biggest favorite to win it all. They have a pretty hard bracket, but we all know they can do it. It is not the first rodeo for the Tar Heels. They will potentially have to beat either UCLA, or Kentucky along the way. They have some pretty hard opponents, but i believe North Carolina can reach the final Four. In all my brackets I have them losing in the Final Four to UCLA, as they are one of my favorites to win it all. According to experts and analytics North Carolina is one of the top two teams to compete for the Championship. Vegas is giving North Carolina a +600 line to win it all.

Duke Basketball
Duke Basketball

#1 DUKE

Well, you have all been waiting to see who will it all. Here it is Duke Basketball will win it all, not only according to me, but to Vegas, and all the experts. I have Duke in all my brackets as the Champions, and i guarantee that they will be the winners. Duke has one of the easiest brackets. I believe that Duke can take care of Villanova. Even though Duke hasn't had the best regular season, they pulled it together when it mattered the most and won the ACC Championship, and I believe that they will be able to make a run for the Championship. Vegas is giving +600 for Duke to win it all. Duke for Champions, and no I am not a Duke fan.

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