College Sports March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?  

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! March Madness is the time where hardcore and casual sports fans alike can bond over filling out 2018 March Madness brackets and bragging about alma maters. This list consists of all of the most likely NCAA tournament participants, including starting lineups for each team. The question at hand is, "who will win the 2018 NCAA tournament?" Vote for the best college basketball teams or vote for the top teams in their respective conferences.

On this list, which also includes each team's starting 5, you'll find perennial powerhouses such as the Kansas Jayhawks, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, Michigan State Spartans, Kentucky Wildcats, and Arizona Wildcats. Small basketball teams hoping to pull off a string of huge upsets would be the Nevada Wolf Pack, TCU Horned Frogs, St. Bonaventure Bonnies, and Vermont Catamounts.

Whether you prefer to fill out your March Madness brackets by doing heavy research or by flipping a coin, have fun choosing the winner and Final Four of the 2018 NCAA tournament. After you are finished, head on over and check out this list of March Madness facts you've never heard before. This updated bracket will show which teams are eliminated and which schools are still in the Big Dance, so make sure to come back and check after every round! 

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Duke Blue Devils men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #1 Atlantic Coast Conference

Lost to Kansas in Elite 8

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Michigan State Spartans men's ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #3 Big Ten Conference

Lost to Syracuse in 2nd Round

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Arizona Wildcats men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #7 Pacific-12 Conference

Lost to Buffalo in 1st Round

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Villanova Wildcats men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
Big East Conference

2018 NCAA Champions!

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North Carolina Tar Heels men's... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #6 Atlantic Coast Conference

Lost to Texas A&M in 2nd Round

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Virginia Cavaliers men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #10 Atlantic Coast Conference

Lost to UMBC in 1st Round

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Oklahoma Sooners men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #34 Big 12 Conference

Lost to Rhode Island in 1st Round 

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Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #10 West Coast Conference

Lost to Florida State in Sweet 16

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Xavier Musketeers men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #12 Atlantic Ten Conference

Lost to Florida State in 2nd Round

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Wichita State Shockers men's b... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #16 American Athletic Conference

Lost to Marshall in 1st Round

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Cincinnati Bearcats men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #15 Big East Conference

Lost to Nevada in 2nd Round

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Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #18 Big Ten Conference

Lost to Gonzaga in 2nd Round

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Houston Cougars men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #20 American Athletic Conference

Lost to Michigan in 2nd Round

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Auburn Tigers men's basketball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #18 Southeastern Conference

Lost to Clemson in 2nd Round

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Purdue Boilermakers basketball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #17 Big Ten Conference

Lost to Texas Tech in Sweet 16

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Tennessee Volunteers basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #21 Southeastern Conference

Lost to Loyola-Chicago in 2nd Round

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Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketba... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
Big 12 Conference

Lost to Villanova in Final Four

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Kentucky Wildcats men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #19 Southeastern Conference

Lost to Kansas State in Sweet 16

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Michigan Wolverines men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
Big Ten Conference

Lost to Villanova in Championship Game

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Florida Gators men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #23 Southeastern Conference

Lost to Texas Tech in 2nd Round

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Butler Bulldogs men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #25 Big East

Lost to Purdue in 2nd Round

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Alabama Crimson Tide men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #26 Southeastern Conference

Lost to Villanova in 2nd Round

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Rhode Island Rams men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #27 Atlantic 10 Conference

Lost to Duke in 2nd Round

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Providence Friars men's basket... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #30 Big East Conference

Lost to Texas A&M in 1st Round

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Miami Hurricanes men's basketb... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win the 2018 NCAA Tournament?
voting closed at #34 Atlantic Coast Conference

Lost to Loyola Chicago in 1st Round