Jon Rothstein
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1. Houston (+650 Odds to Win National Championship)

The Skinny: Outright Big 12 champs. Second-shortest odds to win it all, per the college basketball odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

2. Purdue (+750)

The Skinny: This is March. Listed at +170 odds to make the Final Four.

3. UConn (+480)

The Skinny: Won't have to get on a plane until the Final Four. Current national title favorite.

4. North Carolina (+1700)

The Skinny: Pushing for a number-one seed.

5. Tennessee (+1300)

The Skinny: Got punched in the mouth against Kentucky.

6. Arizona (+1300)

The Skinny: Saturday's loss at USC may cost this team a number-one seed.

7. Creighton (+2500)

The Skinny: Final Four good. Sports +500 odds to get there.

8. Marquette (+3000)

The Skinny: Kam Jones is exploding like a volcano.

9. Iowa State (+3000)

The Skinny: Lack of offense is a concern going into the NCAA Tournament.

10. Kentucky (+2200)

The Skinny: Reed Sheppard is shooting over 50 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range.

11. Auburn

The Skinny: Built for the NCAA Tournament.

12. Duke

The Skinny: Needs to make a statement at the ACC Tournament, where they are a slight +180 favorite to win the conference crown.

13. Baylor

The Skinny: Langston Love is a key piece moving forward.

14. Kansas

The Skinny: Now dealing with injuries to both Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar.

15. Illinois

The Skinny: Could wind up in the Final Four with the right draw.

16. South Carolina

The Skinny: 25 regular season wins is a program record.

17. Washington State

The Skinny: Myles Rice could be a star in March Madness.

18. Alabama

The Skinny: 9-0 when Latrell Wrightsell scores in double figures.

19. Utah State

The Skinny: Outright Mountain West regular season champions for the first time ever.

20. BYU

The Skinny: The surprise of the Big 12.

21. Florida

The Skinny: Saturday's loss at Vanderbilt was brutal.

22. San Diego State

The Skinny: Reese Waters has to be a factor.

23. Gonzaga

The Skinny: Will face no pressure at the WCC Tournament. An 8.5-point favorite Monday versus San Francisco.

24. Saint Mary's

The Skinny: Hasn't been to the second weekend of March Madness since 2010.

25. Boise State

The Skinny: The best Mountain West team that nobody's talking about.

26. Florida Atlantic

The Skinny: Vlad Goldin and Alijah Martin are playing at a high level.

27. Nevada

The Skinny: 26-6. Comes in at +550 odds to win the Mountain West Tournament.

28. Dayton

The Skinny: Needs to get Javon Bennett healthy.

29. Texas

The Skinny: The seven or eight seed that you don't want to play.

30. Texas Tech

The Skinny: Chance McMillian is in play for Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year.

31. Northwestern

The Skinny: Chris Collins = Big Ten Coach of the Year.

32. Oklahoma

The Skinny: Has come back down to Earth.

33. Clemson

The Skinny: Will return to the NCAA Tournament.

34. Nebraska

The Skinny: Will play in March Madness for the first time since 2014.

35. South Florida

The Skinny: Needs to win the AAC Tournament -- listed at +550 to do it -- to make the NCAA Tournament.

36. Wisconsin

The Skinny: Battled on Saturday against Purdue.

37. Michigan State

The Skinny: Can Tom Izzo pull another March run out of nowhere?

38. Colorado State

The Skinny: Isaiah Stevens will play in two of three NCAA Tournaments.

39. TCU

The Skinny: Stubbed its toe against UCF.

40. Mississippi State

The Skinny: Needs to avoid a loss in its first SEC Tournament game.

41. Seton Hall

The Skinny: First Four or better.

42. St. John's

The Skinny: Has to beat Seton Hall on Thursday.

43. Colorado

The Skinny: The metrics are great, but its best win is against Washington State at home.

44. Virginia

The Skinny: Hasn't won an NCAA Tournament game since it won the national title in 2019.

45. Villanova

The Skinny: Has to win two games in the Big East Tournament to cement an NCAA Tournament berth.

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Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.