ACC – North Carolina (+600): The Heels may need to run the table to avoid becoming the most underachieving ↘️ preseason No. 1 in history. (Every preseason No. 1 has made the tourney since the field expanded to 64 in 1985.)
Big East – UConn (+200): The Huskies are one of two teams rated inside the top 15 in KenPom adjusted efficiency on both ends of the floor. The other, Houston.
Big 12 – Texas (+325): How did the Longhorns remain a top-10 team after their head coach was fired? By having a rotation filled with seniors.
SEC – Alabama (+155): Never bet against an elite team with an “us-against-the-world” mentality.