The confetti has barely been swept off the floor of the University of Phoenix Stadium, following the North Carolina Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA Championship victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and it is already time to look ahead to next season.
Nobody is truly certain what any of the programs' basketball rosters will look like with players making the jump to the NBA, players transferring schools, and new blood making the jump from high school on signing day. But that doesn't stop the sportsbooks in Las Vegas from putting out early futures odds for the 2017-18 season.
Westgate LV Superbook was the first book to send their futures odds across our desk and they listed a trio of teams as favorites on their initial list. The Kentucky Wildcats, the Louisville Cardinals, and the Duke Blue Devils all carry opening odds of 10/1 with the Kansas Jayhawks, the defending champions North Carolina Tar Heels, the Villanova Wildcats, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs all close behind at 12/1.
The season is seven months away but there is always plenty of value to be found on the futures board before any of the off-season activity has begun.
Here is the complete list of college basketball championship futures odds for the 2017-18 season: