After the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, we are now down to just 16 teams and we still don’t have a clear favorite to win it all.
Gonzaga is a slight favorite to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, with Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight model giving them an 18% chance to cut down the nets in Glendale in two weeks. That is just slightly ahead of Kansas at 15%, with Kentucky the third-most-popular winner in the simulations at 11%.
In all, 11 of the 16 teams now have at least a 4% chance to be champions, with only a handful teams that would be considered long shots.
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