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  • The graphs below display the average odds to win the 2018 NCAA Tournament over the course of the 2017-18 college basketball season
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The 2017-18 college basketball season saw the Villanova Wildcats win their second NCAA Tournament Championship in a three-year span, stomping the Michigan Wolverines, 79-62, in the championship game.

But they were far from the only major story from the tournament, which included a 16-seed beating a 1-seed (UMBC over Virginia) for the first time ever, plus Sister Jean and the no. 11 Loyola Ramblers reaching the Final Four.

It wasn’t always smooth sailing for these noteworthy teams, though. Here’s how the odds to win the NCAA Tournament changed throughout the course of the 2017-18 season.


 Final Four Teams

#1 Seeds


2018 Cinderellas

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.