Who wins it all this year?

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    I say probably Arizona and Florida in the final with Florida winning it all. I am a homer though. Let me hear who you think will win it all, or a potential final 4, and why. Thanks.
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    Why...us of course.
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    Too early to pick one that jumps out of the pack, but you gotta think UF, UK, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Duke are among the leaders.

    I'm going on the assumption that the Gators will give MFII some help from the perimeter. If that doesn't happen, we're not in that group.
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    My final four:.

    1. Florida
    2. Anyone but Kentucky.
    3. Anyone but North Carolina.
    4. Anyone but Kentucky.
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    I guess the consensus favorites in my mind are:

    1. Duke for the UK/Calipari slurpers.
    2. KU again for the UK/Calipari slurpers.
    3. Zona maybe a bit like UF 2014 looking to break through the round of 8 barrier.
    4. UF of course.
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    Pretty good list. Vegas future odds are pretty much in agreement, not that it matters considering it's all about the money line, but still, here are the opening futures odds (everyone else is in the 20's or higher):

    Kentucky 4/1
    Arizona 8/1
    Duke 10/1
    Kansas 14/1
    Florida 14/1
    Wisconsin 14/1
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    Next year UK will be loaded just like last year, but better. I expect them to get a MUCH higher seed into the Dance and not have to rely as much on last second heroics to advance. Most of their NCAA tournament was coin flips that they won. I expect them to get a top seed.

    Wisconsin returns most of their team and they were really good last year. Their coach is solid. They are a good bet to return and garner a top seed.

    Arizona is now a program that consistently fields very good teams most every year, but have not broken through recently. They should be awesome and get a top seed.

    Given this it is a no brainer that 'Zona has a Regional in Anaheim, UK is in Memphis, and Wisconsin is in Indy. So UF, if they are good enough, gets a NYC Regional Final. That is "f"-ed in so many ways. Playing Duke or 'Cuse in MSG is like a road game for UF.
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    Trinity or Lady of the Lake? Interesting pick regardless. I bet you'll get pretty good odds on those picks.
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    How can any of you people say anything but Kentucky?? Are you crazy??

    Sincerely, BEH
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    I never ever gamble but I am thinking seriously about putting some money on they Gators to win it all this year.
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    It's a good bet, but don't do it. Betting on sports corrupts the sport.
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    As if All Athletics today isn't already corrupt enough.

    Planet - Who do you think is going to help Frazier on the Perimeter? I guess there are some legitimate possibilities, perhaps in the following order, perhaps not: Carter, Finney-Smith, Murphy, D. Walker, Graham, Francis or Robinson, Note that I put the true frosh last only because you can't count on Frosh - just ask Kentucky and Kansas.

    Osiris, yes, even this absurdly early, the Vegas line is a very good indicator. The reason Ky is so far ahead is that there are a ton of wealthy Kat fans that live in that area who will bet tons and tons on the Cats if they have reasonable odds, and they are trying to spread the money around a bit.

    This is, of course, an interestingly impossible question, although as was noted by several, certain schools consistently control their conferences and the national environment, with the ones left out from this group in the Vegas odds above showing up farther down the line - UNC 22/1, Louisville 28/1, Michigan State/Michigan 40/1, Syracuse 45/1, OSU 55/1, Uconn 60/1, UCLA 70/1, Field 100/1, Georgetown/FSU 110/1.

    If one were playing long odds teams, Louisville, Michigan State and UConn might be the best bets. But as a former professional gambler I can tell you that you are almost always better off betting on the crowd favorite just before the event. Of course, right now these are first minute odds and have only a little to do with The Crowd.

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