All of the teams are announced on Sunday but some of the teams will have already clinched positions before the weekend. This is the week where some of the questions in March Madness odds will start to be answered.
March Madness betting will probably see the top seeds sort themselves out before Sunday. It would take a massive collapse for Kansas, Kentucky and Syracuse not to get a number one seed. Duke is in prime position for the last one but they can’t afford a loss to get it.
Other March Madness betting questions that will be answered this week is how many teams from each conference get a bid. The Big East is the best conference in college basketball and they have a chance to get nine teams this year. Already in are Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Georgetown. Louisville and Marquette are near locks as well with Notre Dame and Connecticut in the running.
March Madness might only have one team from the Pac-10 this year and that will be decided this week. If California wins the Pac-10 Tournament there is a real chance they will be the only team from the conference to be on the March Madness odds board.
March Madness looked great for the Atlantic 10 but now Rhode Island and Dayton are in trouble so it may be that just Temple, Xavier and Richmond get the bids.
March Madness will see a number of Cinderella teams emerge this week from the conference tournaments. Teams like Baylor and Northern Iowa could be interesting to follow next week in the tournament. Other teams like Cornell and Siena could be interesting to watch as well.
Another March Madness question involves North Carolina. The defending champs are unlikely to win the ACC Tournament so they will not make the NCAA Tournament. Will North Carolina go to the NIT? The Tar Heels won it all a year ago in the NCAA Tournament and now the best case scenario for them has them in the NIT.
This will be a wide open NCAA Tournament. Even though Kansas, Kentucky and Syracuse look strong, anything could happen this year. The questions for March Madness start to get answered this week and it should be fun to watch.