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2014 NCAA Tournament odds, March Madness bracket contests have fans ready

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The March Madness 2014 bracket contests are coming, are you ready? The NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament is one of the biggest sporting events held every year, and once again the NCAA brackets will be in demand from fans all across the country. However one contest stands heads and shoulders above the rest.

Most contests have a nice cash payout or a prize for each winner, but Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans are taking this years NCAA March Madness prize to a new level. Buffett is willing to give away $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect bracket. Now that's putting your money where your mouth is. Talk about an instant retirement plan for the winner!

According to a March 8th update from The Spread.com, Florida is the newest favorite to win the NCAA championship in April. The Gators have been on a roll and are looking stronger each game. However when it comes to the big tournament, anything can happen.

Just two weeks ago Syracuse looked like an unstoppable force,but after a few bad games, the Orangemen have fallen from the overall favorite at 7/1 to the eighth overall favorite at 12/1.

No matter how good a team plays during the regular season, the March Madness Tournament is always a different game. One bad game, or one poor performance by a star player and it can leave fans scratching their heads thinking how in the world did that happen?

Selection Sunday is March 16 and the Tournament kicks-off on March 18. Here is a look at the top favorites to win this year's NCAA title. Remember, these odds will most likely change again by March 16.

  • Florida 11/2
  • Kansas 7/1
  • Arizona 8/1
  • Wichita State 9/1
  • Duke 10/1
  • Louisville 11/1
  • Michigan State 12/1
  • Syracuse 12/1
  • Virginia 12/1
  • Kentucky 18/1
  • North Carolina 20/1
  • Michigan 22/1
  • Wisconsin 22/1
  • Creighton 25/1
  • Villanova 25/1
  • Iowa State 35/1
  • Ohio State 40/1
  • Cincinnati 50/1
  • Oklahoma State 50/1
  • UCLA 50/1
  • Field (Any Other Team) 50/1
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