2012 NCAA Basketball Championship Odds: Cal At 100/1, Stanford At 125/1

The California Golden Bears might be figured to finish high up in the Pac-12 standings this season by the media, but Vegas still appears to be pretty skeptical about their chances to do any significant damage in the NCAA tournament. Cal has 100/1 odds to win it all and capture the NCAA Championship, which are surprisingly long odds. It puts Cal fifth in the overall pecking order behind teams like UCLA (understandable), Arizona (less understandable), Washington (curious) and Oregon (what?). Cal returns a lot of starting talent and should be able to compete with any of these teams, but it appears as if no one seems ready enough to believe that Cal can compete for anything better than conference superiority.

Cal is only a rung higher than their archrivals the Stanford Cardinal, and they too have a chance to have a promising 2011 campaign as their young and talented recruiting class begins to learn to play together as a unit. Stanford is at 125/1 though, so hopes of a national championship might have to wait for another year.

Full list of odds after the jump.

North Carolina                7/2

Kentucky                      9/2

Ohio State                     15/2

Duke                             10/1

Connecticut                   12/1

Louisville                       12/1

Syracuse                      12/1

Florida                          20/1

Vanderbilt                      20/1

Memphis                       22/1

Kansas                         25/1

St. John's                      25/1

UCLA                            25/1

Michigan State              28/1

Pittsburgh                     28/1

Texas                           28/1

Baylor                           35/1

Indiana                          35/1

Michigan                       35/1

Arizona                         40/1

Georgetown                   40/1

Gonzaga                       40/1

Notre Dame                   50/1

Villanova                       50/1

Wisconsin                     55/1

Kansas State                60/1

Temple                          60/1

Texas A&M                   60/1

Washington                   60/1

West Virginia                 60/1

Alabama                       65/1

Butler                            65/1

Florida State                  65/1

Boston College              75/1

Cincinnati                      75/1

Illinois                           75/1

Minnesota                     75/1

Mississippi State           75/1

Oregon                          75/1

Xavier                            75/1

Tennessee                    80/1

Arkansas                      100/1

California                       100/1

Marquette                      100/1

Maryland                       100/1

Miami FL                       100/1

Missouri                        100/1

New Mexico                  100/1

North Carolina State       100/1

Oklahoma                     100/1

Oklahoma State             100/1

Purdue                          100/1

St. Mary's                     100/1

UNLV                            100/1

USC                             100/1

Utah State                     100/1

VCU                             100/1

Clemson                       125/1

Colorado                       125/1

Georgia                         125/1

Georgia Tech                 125/1

Richmond                      125/1

Seton Hall                     125/1

Stanford                        125/1

Washington State          125/1

Arizona State                150/1

BYU                             150/1

Iowa                              150/1

Mississippi                    150/1

Old Dominion                 150/1

Penn State                    150/1

San Diego State            150/1

South Carolina               150/1

Virginia Tech                 150/1

Auburn                          200/1

LSU                              200/1

Rutgers                         200/1

South Florida                 200/1

Texas Tech                   200/1

UAB                             200/1

UTEP                            200/1

Virginia                         200/1

Wake Forest                 200/1

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