The odds for the 2018 NCAA tournament have been released, and Villanova is the favorite to take home the crown.
The Wildcats, who opened the season at 12-1 odds, improved their stock to 7-2 with a 30-win season capped off with a Big East championship. Following closely behind is Duke at 5-1, and both Michigan State and Virginia at 6-1.
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The biggest descent from the opening odds released last April was Kentucky, which fell from the favorite at 10-1 to 25-1 prior to the tournament. Texas Tech owns the biggest leap among the top favorites, coming in at 40-1 after opening at 300-1.
(Odds courtesy: Westgate Superbook)