If Florida wins the national title, Billy Donovan will have accomplished a feat that only the likes Wooden, Rupp, Knight and Krzyzewski share.
The best of the best inside the best conferences.
Mercer upset Duke. Iowa State lost a key player. Jarnell Stokes killed UMass. And why was VCU even contesting that Stephen F. Austin shot at the buzzer?
Oregon shored up its perimeter for next season with the addition of top-25 prospect JaQuan Lyle.
The Oklahoma State coach has never advanced to the Sweet 16 in 13 years at the Division I level. He's only won one NCAA Tournament game since arriving in Stillwater in 2008.
What do our users at CBSSports.com believe to be the best bets, in terms of long shots? We've got the data.
Expect Louisville and Michigan State (both four seeds -- really?) to be trendy NCAA picks, SMU gets hosed by the committee and Kentucky is in a great spot in the Midwest.
The East isn't the toughest region, but it could be the toughest to predict. Virginia, Villanova, Iowa State and Michigan State populate the top four seeds. Then you've got teams like North Carolina and Cincinnati -- good in their own right -- still fighting it out.
But Creighton's Doug McDermott still tops the list, for all of the obvious reasons.
Memphis has a homecourt advantage, and that's huge. But Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals are technically the favorites to cut nets Saturday inside FedExForum.

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