NCAA Tournament: Vegas’ odds for Duke, Virginia, UNC & the field of 68


The women's Final Four is set for April 5 and 7 in Tampa, Florida.

Experts will tell you don't only choose 1-seeded teams. Against the No. 1 RPI conference and the nation's toughest schedule, Kansas collected 11 Quadrant 1 victories.

The Seminoles are talented enough to win four games, but they also are a team which lost to Boston College during the regular season, which means that a second round loss to either Marquette or Murray State is possible.

Kansas is one of six Big 12 Conference teams to earn an NCAA Tournament bid.

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The Associated Press Poll is very similar to the NCAA Tournament bracket, as Duke, Virginia, and North Carolina are the Top-Three seeds in the Tournament and the Top-Three teams in the Poll. That was last year's matchup between Virginia and UMBC.

Based on our pre-tournament projections since 2011, this is only the third season in which no team seeded No. 3 or worse has had at least a three-percent chance to win the title. Few can name the three Big East teams. No conference has ever won more NCAA tournament games over a four-year span than the ACC's 59, including four Final Four appearances and two national titles, and this is the fourth straight year the ACC has gotten seven or more teams into the tournament. Two other teams snapped droughts dating to last century: Colgate made the field for the first time since 1996, when Adonal Foyle was there.

That's a solid group of wins, but a brutal stretch in which they lost 12 of 13 games almost derailed their season. No. 14 seeds have advanced 15 percent of the time and 15-seeds 6 percent.

As always, NBA-agnostic player evaluation is the name of this game.