The NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled last night. Sixty-eight teams officially have a chance to cut down the nets.
Of course, an overwhelming majority of those squads are non-contenders. Some are one-and-done, while others are capable of making a run of sorts, but ultimately will fall short of the big prize.
Each year, there are a handful of teams with a shot to win it all. This year, there's no real favorite, but about 8-10 programs with legit chances.
FS1's Colin Cowherd thinks there are nine teams capable of winning the title. He revealed them last night.
Cowherd's contenders are Arizona, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier.
Going off that list, Cowherd, like most people, feels that the East is set up well for Villanova. He doesn't have another team from that bracket.
Kansas, Duke and Michigan State are all in the Midwest, while Gonzaga, UNC and Xavier are all in the West. Virginia and Arizona are in the South.
The NCAA Tournament tips off tomorrow with the first two "First Four" games. The Round of 64 begins on Thursday.
Did Cowherd miss anyone?