What are you chances of actually completing a ideal bracket for the 2018 NCAA tournament?
First came the preseason NIT tournament. The Huskies had their 111-game winning streak snapped by Mississippi State in last year's Final Four.
Villanova has been upset just as many times as Virginia in recent history. In 2014, head coach Jay Wright's team was knocked out of the tournament as a No.2 seed in the second round. This year he has the Spartans beating Virginia for the national championship. And that's before playing two more good teams in San Antonio.
But fans weren't fading the Buckeyes almost as much as he thinks - more than three-fourths picked Ohio State to win in the first round, better backing than fellow No. 5 seed Clemson.
The Tar Heels are the defending champions, and they were the NCAA runners-up in 2016.
Ten teams have better odds than Xavier, who is the fourth No.1 seed.
In fact, three teams in the West - No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 MI and No. 4 Gonzaga - have better advanced efficiency metrics than Xavier, which means in order to even make the Final Four, it would likely have to win two games as an underdog.
The NCAA has had its small share of Canadian players defeat the odds, dominate college hoops, and go on to have a tremendous National Basketball Association careers.