Deshaun Thomas and the Buckeyes have the 9th best odds to win the 2012-2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
A wise man once told me the only preseason poll to trust is the one you get by taking the bookmakers odds, setting them from best-to-worst, and numbering them accordingly. That or Colin Cowherd. Either way, oddsmakers have significantly more at stake than writers or sport specific sports information directors ever could. The early showings of the 2012-2013 NCAA men's basketball championship odds look as follows:
|Favorites to win the 2012-2013 Men's NCAA Basketball Championship||Odds|
|North Carolina State||20/1|
|San Diego State||50/1|
Odds courtesy of Bovada.
Indiana takes top honors with B1G/ACC Challenge opponent Duke checking in tied for fourth. Michigan is tied for 9th with the Buckeyes at 20/1. Michigan State finds themselves with the 13th best odds. Wisconsin arrives with 40/1 odds with Illinois and Minnesota both garnering 75/1 prospective payouts. Iowa and Purdue are both available at 100/1 odds of winning it all.