Power ranking Final Four teams in men’s 2024 NCAA Tournament based on championship odds

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The Final Four is upon us. Where there was a chance all four No. 1 seeds would represent their regions as recently as the Sweet 16, we instead received a healthy dose of everything we could ask for.

We have a pair of No. 1 seeds with vastly different stories. UConn won the NCAA Tournament just last year and have been the favorites to win again for much of the season. Purdue, on the other hand, is one year removed from becoming just the second No. 1 seed ever to lose in the first round of the tournament, and have been climbing uphill all season in order to put that loss behind them. We have a No. 4 seed, Alabama, who had been written off by many people because of their high-octane offense but lackluster defense. And, of course, we have a Cinderella run from No. 11 NC State, who carried their magical run during the ACC Tournament into March Madness to shock the world.

This weekend, each of these worlds collide, and we finally get to find out whether it’s better to be the best team in the tournament or the hottest team. Here is where each of the remaining four teams rank based on their championship odds ahead of the Final Four. Odds as of Tuesday, April 2, via DraftKings.

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T-3) Alabama Crimson Tide (+1600)

While it may come as a shock that a No. 4 seed in Alabama has the same odds as a No. 11 seed in NC State, it makes more sense when you consider that Alabama will have to go through UConn in order to win the championship. Almost every expert is predicting that UConn will win this game, and while some people admit that they can see an upset happening, Alabama is, as of right now, not really a team that people are considering for the NCAA championship.

T-3) North Carolina State Wolfpack (+1600)

In the never-ending fight against fate, destiny always wins. NC State feels like a team of destiny right now. Even as a No. 11 seed, they haven’t really had immense struggles against…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 23:01:07

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