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Ohio State Basketball: Buckeyes Tied For 9th Best Odds To Win 2013 NCAA Tournament

Deshaun Thomas and the Buckeyes have the 9th best odds to win the 2012-2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
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
Indiana 7/1
Louisville 8/1
Kentucky 10/1
Duke 15/1
Florida 15/1
North Carolina 15/1
UCLA 15/1
Kansas 18/1
Michigan 20/1
North Carolina State 20/1
Ohio State 20/1
Syracuse 20/1
Michigan State 22/1
Arizona 25/1
Baylor 25/1
Memphis 25/1
Creighton 30/1
St. John's 30/1
Missouri 35/1
Texas 35/1
Florida State 40/1
Georgetown 40/1
Pittsburgh 40/1
Stanford 40/1
UNLV 40/1
Wisconsin 40/1
Alabama 50/1
Cincinnati 50/1
Colorado 50/1
Notre Dame 50/1
San Diego State 50/1
Tennessee 50/1
Texas A&M 50/1
West Virginia 50/1
California 60/1
Gonzaga 60/1
Marquette 60/1
Washington 60/1
Butler 65/1
Vanderbilt 65/1
Villanova 65/1
Illinois 75/1
Kansas State 75/1
Miami FL 75/1
Minnesota 75/1
New Mexico 75/1
Oklahoma 75/1
Oregon 75/1
St. Louis 75/1
VCU 75/1
Virginia 75/1
Wichita State 75/1
Arizona State 100/1
Arkansas 100/1
BYU 100/1
Clemson 100/1
Colorado State 100/1
Davidson 100/1
Dayton 100/1
Georgia 100/1
Georgia Tech 100/1
Harvard 100/1
Iowa 100/1
Iowa State 100/1
LSU 100/1
Maryland 100/1
Mississippi 100/1
Mississippi State 100/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Oregon State 100/1
Purdue 100/1
Seton Hall 100/1
South Carolina 100/1
South Florida 100/1
St. Joe's 100/1
St. Mary's 100/1
Temple 100/1
UMass 100/1
Virginia Tech 100/1
Xavier 100/1

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.