Teams Most Likely to Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament

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The Top Ten

1 Villanova Wildcats

Love the big dance, the best sporting event aside from the World Cup in my eyes. Some strong candidates here, I will take these Wildcats, but I'm hoping we get a surprise champion this year. Xavier, Michigan or even Virginia would be mild surprises, but I would like to see those schools take it down. One and done, let the games begin. - Ned964

2 Virginia Cavaliers Virginia Cavaliers

They just keep dominating the loaded ACC, particularly this season. Sooner or later, this program is gonna break through. Go Cavaliers! - Ned964

They were able to manhandle the ACC with competitive Duke UNC Clemson and Florida State and Miami. They will be a tough out for sure - Randomator

I had them winning the whole thing. if you can't tell I'm a little mad - hiphopgod

3 North Carolina Tarheels

Defending Champs, storied program, never count out this school. - Ned964

Always interesting to watch. Can Joel Berry II lead them back to a championship - Randomator

4 Xavier Musketeers Xavier Musketeers

Great program. Quickly becoming a college hoops powerhouse. They are loaded this season, and will be a tough out for any opponent - Ned964

5 Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Bearcats

Bearcats? Sounds formidable... A strong program in the basketball hotbed of Ohio. - Ned964

6 Duke Blue Devils Duke Blue Devils

Great coaching and recruiting leaves the Blue Devils a shot at any championship. - Ned964

7 Kansas Jayhawks Kansas Jayhawks The Kansas Jayhawks, commonly referred to as KU, are the teams of the athletic department at the University of Kansas. They are currently a member of the Big 12 Conference

Granted this team is tough to figure out year to year... I'm just gonna trust they are the lesser of the #1 seeds to go with. - htoutlaws2012

KU. A threat to cut down the nets any year. - Ned964

This has to be the most inconsistent KU team I have seen. However they have won the big 12 regular season and tournament so they appear to be in an upswing at the moment. We’ll see how far they go. I’d wait until they can make it past the elite 8 though. - Randomator

8 Michigan Wolverines Michigan Wolverines The Michigan Wolverines comprise 27 varsity sports teams at the University of Michigan. These teams compete in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except women's water polo, which competes in the NCAA inter-divisional Collegiate Water Polo Association.

Incredible run... from starting off slow, to finishing dangerously... the yellow and blue have a team that's capable of making noise, but in the hardest tier west division this is tough to find out if they can manage to get past team like Houston, and North Carolina. There downfall could be by not hitting the free throws when they really count the most. - htoutlaws2012

Every school here has at least some chance, but the Wolverines always heat up this time of year. Beware the Wolverine. - Ned964

This is the time of year they surprise us all. This team could absolutely make some noise - Randomator


9 Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Bulldogs The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, United States.
10 Purdue Boilermakers Purdue Boilermakers

They started off strong... finished very suspect, I'm just not a fan of this Purdue squad at all. - htoutlaws2012

Only saw the Boilermakers play once this season, as they lost at MSU, but they were impressive. - Ned964

The Contenders

11 Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Wildcats
12 Michigan State Michigan State

Its hard to trust this type of Izzo squad... I'm not discounting rival spartan, but based on what I have seen of them this year I am just not sold this team could make the elite eight if extremely lucky run. I say this not because I absolutely despise the green, and white, but for which this team has no senior on is why I think they'll be a bracket buster you would least expect. - htoutlaws2012

Great team. Great coach. GREAT ODDS TO WIN IT ALL. If their defense is solid, they will take it. GO GREEN!

One of Izzo's most talented squads. If they get to the Elite 8, look out. - Ned964

They'll win. Just watch. - JUPITER808

13 Providence Friars
14 Rhode Island Rams Rhode Island Rams
15 Florida Gators Florida Gators The Florida Gators are the intercollegiate sports teams that represent the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida.
16 Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Volunteers
17 Wichita State Shockers Wichita State Shockers

Aand... they lost in the 1st round - JUPITER808

18 TCU Horned Frogs TCU Horned Frogs
19 New Mexico State Aggies
20 Butler Bulldogs Butler Bulldogs
21 Clemson Tigers Clemson Tigers The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams representing Clemson University. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports since the 1953-54 season.
22 Loyola Ramblers Loyola Ramblers