After a thrilling 2022 March Madness tournament that saw the Kansas Jayhawks capture the National Championship over the North Carolina Tar Heels, oddsmakers have Houston, Gonzaga, UNC, and Kentucky among the early favorites to claim glory in 2023.
After all of the madness, the Kansas Jayhawks became National Champions in an insane 72-69 comeback win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Kansas looked dominant throughout the entire season finishing 34-6, taking down teams such as Providence, Villanova, and UNC on its path to its fourth national title.
With the National Championship game now over, oddsmakers have wasted no time installing the Jayhawks as one of the favorites for the 2023 National Championship, but they actually sit behind a couple of other programs, including the Gonzaga Bulldogs, with Drew Timme announcing he’s running it back one more time.
Notable favorites to win the 2023 National Championship
Houston Cougars (+900)
The Houston Cougars put the nation on notice in last season’s tournament, decimating teams as a No. 5 seed before eventually falling to Villanova in the Elite Eight. They did this while missing their two best players in Marcus Sasser and Traon Mark, who were both injured during the season. This tournament is coming off the heels of their Final Four appearance, before falling to Baylor that year.
Now, the Cougars have the blueprint to succeed at the highest level, with five-star recruit Jarace Walker also joining the squad this year to play alongside a healthy Sasser and Mark. It’s no surprise why this team is at the top of the odds board.