Disclaimer: The following post is for entertainment only. South Orange Juice in no way condones gambling on sporting events, especially collegiate sports. That said, with all the preseason rankings/predictions being tossed around, it's interesting to take a look as to whether or not Vegas agrees with the so-called, "experts."
Odds for 2010-11 NCAA National Champion:
The Favorite: Duke 3:1
The Runner Ups: Michigan State 6:1, North Carolina 10:1, Ohio State 15:1, Pitt 15:1
Value Plays: Kansas State 20:1, Kansas 20:1, Florida 20:1, Syracuse 20:1
That's all great and well, but where do the BIG EAST clubs check in?
Pitt 15:1, Villanova 20:1, Syracuse 20:1, Villanova 25:1
Georgetown 30:1, West Virginia 30:1
Louisville 75:1, UConn 75:1, Seton Hall 100:1
Cincinnati 200:1, Marquette 200:1, St. John's 200:1 Notre Dame 200:1
South Florida 500:1, Providence 500:1
Odds too low to wager on: Rutgers, DePaul.
It's pretty sad that the oddsmakers likely predicted a closer conference finish (9th) for the Pirates, than the BIG EAST coaches (11th). Time will tell.