New Top Seeds in March Madness Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting will have four different number one seeds this year in the NCAA Tournament.

Last year in March Madness odds it was North Carolina a top seed but this year they are almost assuredly not even going to make the big dance.

March Madness betting a year ago it was North Carolina, Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh as the top four seeds.  None of those teams is going to be a top seed this year and North Carolina isn’t even going to make the tourney.  Connecticut’s chances are in question as well and Louisville is not safe. Pittsburgh is the one team that is sure to be back but they are not going to be a high seed.

It should be noted that North Carolina is the defending champ and they started the season ranked 6th in the country.  Those ratings were obviously not very accurate since North Carolina is not a good team this season.  The Tar Heels might not even make the NIT this season. That is how bad they have been.  North Carolina barely has a winning record and they are ninth in the ACC standings.

Louisville is not safe but they got a huge win over Syracuse this past week to get into NCAA Tourney consideration.  They are in better shape than Connecticut who needed a win over Villanova just to get into striking range.  The Huskies will need some more top wins before the season is over or they will get left out in March Madness betting.

Pittsburgh lost a lot of talent from last year’s team that did well in March Madness betting but they have held their own this season.  The Panthers are tied for third in the Big East standings and are capable of winning some games in March Madness odds.  The Panthers are looking at a number four or a number five seed in March Madness betting.

March Madness betting had Florida missing the NCAA Tournament in 2008 a year after winning the title.  This year will be a repeat of that as the Tar Heels are not going to make it in March Madness odds. Normally teams that make the Final Four in March Madness betting at least make the tourney the following year. Only 12 teams since 1990 that made the Final four the previous year missed out on making the tournament in March Madness odds.

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