We see that Kansas is the overall #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks are in the Midwest and they are favored in the March Madness odds to win it all. The four other top seeds are Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse. Here is a look at the Midwest region that features the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks.
March Madness betting on Kansas will have plenty of attention as they are opening up against #16 seed Lehigh on Thursday. They are likely to win that game and face the winner of the game between 9th seeded Northern Iowa and UNLV. It should be noted that the nine seeds have actually outperformed the eight seeds through the years so Northern Iowa winning this game would not be a surprise. Those two games on Thursday will take place from Oklahoma City.
Also in the Midwest region on Thursday it will be third-seeded Georgetown facing #14 Ohio #6 seed Tennessee taking on #11 seed San Diego State. Those games will be played in Providence and the March Madness betting fans most likely have their favorite by now.
There are four games from the Midwest region on Friday in the beginning of this March Madness betting race. It will be second-seeded Ohio State facing UC-Santa Barbara. The Buckeyes easily could have ended up with a number one seed but they will have to settle for#2 and now they will have to go through Kansas to reach the Final Four. They will play the winner of the game between 10th-seeded Georgia Tech and 7th seed Oklahoma State. Those games will be played in Milwaukee.
The other two games on Friday have #4 Maryland facing #13 Houston and #5 Michigan State taking on 12th seeded New Mexico State. Those games will be in Spokane.
Normally the top seeded team has the easiest road to the Final Four in March Madness odds but that may not be the case for Kansas. Ohio State is the #2 seed and they have the Player of the Year in Evan Turner. Georgetown is a very tough third seed in the Midwest. People will still be betting on Kansas and they are the best team in the country but it is no cakewalk for the Jayhawks to the Final Four.
The overall seeding this year by the NCAA Tournament committee could be some of the worst in recent memory. The Midwest region is loaded with talented teams and Kansas is going to be tested.