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ESPN Computer's 10 Favorites For The Final Four

The UConn Huskies holding up the National Championship trophy.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

March Madness is upon us, and the bracket is set for 68 teams striving toward the same goal. Of course there will only be one champion when it's all over, yet the opportunity to make the Final Four is an outstanding achievement in itself.

As of right now, the four No. 1 seeds in the field will be considered the ideal favorite to play at U.S. Bank Stadium. Most of the attention will center around Duke, Virginia and North Carolina, but ESPN believes other suitors should be taken serious.

While almost every basketball fan in the world is filling out their bracket, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is predicting the favorites to make the Final Four.

It shouldn't shock anyone that top seeds in the country have great odds. However, it's interesting to see which teams place over others, such as Michigan State over Kentucky and Tennessee.

Here are ESPN's 10 favorites to reach the Final Four:

  1. Virginia
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Duke
  4. North Carolina
  5. Michigan State
  6. Kentucky
  7. Michigan
  8. Tennessee
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Purdue

Out of all the predictions made from ESPN, the most intriguing is that Wofford is No. 16 in the power index. Maybe the Terries will be this year's Cinderella team.

Tournament action begins tomorrow when Prairie View A&M faces Fairleigh Dickinson in a First Four matchup.