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ESPN Computer Model Sees 3 National Title Frontrunners

Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few cutting down a net after an NCAA Tournament victory.

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 25: Head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs cuts down the net after their 83 to 59 win over the Xavier Musketeers during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at SAP Center on March 25, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 2020 NCAA Tournament is about a month away. It's been a wild college basketball season so far, though a group of teams might be separating themselves as we head into March Madness.

ESPN's Basketball Power Index has updated its NCAA Tournament projections. The computer model sees three teams separating themselves from the pack.

The ESPN computer model gives three teams a better than 10 percent chance at winning the NCAA Tournament. No team has a 20 percent chance, though.

Duke, coming off a crazy win at North Carolina and an impressive home win over Florida State, is listed as the favorite right now.

ESPN's Basketball Power Index's three favorites:

  1. Duke, 19.4 percent
  2. Gonzaga, 17.1 percent
  3. Kansas, 13.1 percent

Two other teams, Michigan State and Louisville, are given roughly a 5 percent chance of winning it all.

The NCAA Tournament could wind up being much more wide open than that, though. There has been a ton of turnover at the top of the polls this year. And neither Duke nor Gonzaga has been tested that much as of late. The ACC is having a down year with only a couple of legitimate NCAA Tournament threats (presumably, anyway).