It’s down to just four teams as Florida Atlantic, Miami, San Diego State and UConn head to the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas to face off in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Saturday, April 1. These teams have collectively taken down two No. 1 seeds, two No. 3 seeds, and one No. 2 seed on the road to the Final Four.
But let’s go all the way back to the beginning of the tournament, when teams were thrilled to qualify for a spot and had not yet played their first round games. What were these four team’s odds to make it into the Final Four and to win the national title when it all began? Let’s take a look.
All numbers below are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
Opening odds to win national championship, pre-tournament
San Diego State +6000
Florida Atlantic +40000
Opening odds to reach Final Four, pre-tournament
San Diego State +1100
Florida Atlantic +8000
Odds to to win national championship entering Final Four
San Diego State +400
Florida Atlantic +650