Mar 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; A general view of a 75 year anniversary logo before the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Tournament 2013: Odds to Win the NCAA Championship


As many of you are still completing your brackets for this year’s NCAA Tournament, there are a few stats to keep in mind that you may not think about when completing your bracket.

Something to consider when completing the brackets are the Las Vegas gambling odds of who has the better chance to win the NCAA Tournament. It’s often a tool that is provided for nearly every sporting event but overlooked especially when it comes time for the tournament and filling out brackets.

Don’t get to excited about your bracket though. Even if you feel good about your chances, the odds of anyone single person correctly predicting the bracket with one-hundred percent accuracy is 1/9 quintillion.

Just how big is this number?

If everyone on the planet each randomly filled out a bracket, the odds would be over ONE BILLION to 1 against any person having a perfect bracket.

If one bracket per second was filled out, it would take 292 BILLION years to fill out all possible brackets (that’s 20 times longer than the universe has existed).

If all the people on earth filled out one bracket per second, it would take over 43 years to fill out every possible bracket.

If all possible brackets were stacked on top of each other (on standard paper), the pile would reach from the moon and back over 1.1 million times.

All possible brackets (on standard paper) would weigh 90,000 times more than every man, women, and child on earth combined.

Even if a person had a 90% chance of winning each game he picked, his odds would still be 763 to 1 against picking a perfect bracket.

Nonetheless here are the gambling odds of the teams and their chances to win the championship this year!

LOUISVILLE 5/1
INDIANA 8/1
MIAMI FL 8/1
DUKE 10/1
FLORIDA 10/1
KANSAS 10/1
GONZAGA 12/1
OHIO ST 18/1
MICHIGAN ST 18/1
GEORGETOWN 18/1
MICHIGAN 20/1
WISCONSIN 25/1
NEW MEXICO 28/1
ST LOUIS 30/1
SYRACUSE 35/1
MARQUETTE 38/1
ARIZONA 50/1
NORTH CAROLINA 50/1
VCU 55/1
NC STATE 60/1
KANSAS ST 60/1
PITTSBURGH 66/1
MISSOURI 90/1
MEMPHIS 100/1
CREIGHTON 100/1
BUTLER 100/1
OREGON 100/1
OKLAHOMA ST 105/1
UCLA 105/1
UNLV 105/1
MINNESOTA 110/1
NOTRE DAME 110/1
ILLINOIS 200/1
COLORADO 300/1
CINCINNATI 300/1
WICHITA ST 300/1
CALIFORNIA 300/1
SAN DIEGO ST 300/1
TEMPLE 500/1
VILLANOVA 500/1
IOWA ST 500/1
COLORADO ST 500/1
OKLAHOMA 500/1
OLE MISS 500/1
ST MARY’S 1000/1
DAVIDSON 1000/1
BELMONT 1000/1
LASALLE 1000/1
BOISE ST 1000/1
TEAM NOT LISTED 150/1

 

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