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March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament? 

Aaron Hager
Updated November 5, 2019 2.5k votes 210 voters 1k views 68 items

List Rules Vote up teams most likely to win the 2019 NCAA Tournament

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Welcome to March Madness 2019. That’s right, it’s NCAA Tournament time once again, which means Cinderella stories, national championship dreams, and of course, taking valuable time away from real life to check on your all-important bracket.

The Duke Blue Devils may have human cheat code Zion Williamson on the roster, perhaps already the second-greatest Duke player of all time, but there are 67 other teams looking to keep Coach K from another title. Fellow number one seeds like the Virginia Cavaliers and Gonzaga Bulldogs won’t go quietly, and you can never count out underdogs such as the Seton Hall Pirates and those pesky Baylor Bears.

So take some time out from a bracket that’s sure to be busted anyway — we’re looking at you, Oregon Ducks — to go through all 68 contenders for college basketball’s ultimate prize and pick your winners. Then check back throughout the tournament to see who’s still alive and how right you were.

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Duke Blue Devils men's b... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Atlantic Coast Conference

Location: Durham

Arena: Cameron Indoor Stadium

Championships: 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Blue Devil

Colors: White, Duke blue

Lost to Michigan State Spartans in the Elite Eight

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North Carolina Tar Heels... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Atlantic Coast Conference

Location: Chapel Hill

Arena: Dean Smith Center

Championships: 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1957 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1982 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Rameses

Colors: White, Carolina Blue

Lost to Auburn Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen

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Kentucky Wildcats men's ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Southeastern Conference

Location: Lexington

Arena: Rupp Arena

Championships: 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1958 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1949 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, + more

Colors: White, Blue

Lost to Auburn Tigers in the Elite Eight

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Belmont Bruins men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #16 The Summit League

Lost to Maryland Terrapins in the first round

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Marquette Golden Eagles ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #17 Big East Conference

Location: Milwaukee

Arena: BMO Harris Bradley Center

Championships: 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Golden Eagle

Colors: Gold, Blue

Lost to Murray State Racers in the first round

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Syracuse Orange men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #25 Big East Conference

Location: Syracuse

Arena: Carrier Dome

Championships: 2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Otto the Orange

Colors: Orange, Blue

Lost to Baylor Bears in the first round

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Virginia Cavaliers men's... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Atlantic Coast Conference

Arena: John Paul Jones Arena

CHAMPION: Beat Texas Tech Red Raiders in the national title game

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Tennessee Volunteers bas... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Southeastern Conference

Location: Knoxville

Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena

Mascot: Smokey

Colors: Orange, White

Lost to Purdue Boilermakers in the Sweet Sixteen

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Kansas Jayhawks Men's Ba... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #18 Big 12 Conference

Location: Lawrence

Arena: Allen Fieldhouse

Championships: 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1988 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1952 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Baby Jay, The Jayhawk

Colors: Crimson, Blue

Lost to Auburn Tigers in the second round

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Texas Tech Red Raiders b... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Big 12 Conference

Lost to Virginia Cavaliers in the national title game

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Louisville Cardinals men... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #29 Atlantic Coast Conference

Location: Louisville

Arena: KFC Yum! Center

Championships: 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Cardinal Bird

Colors: Black, Red

Lost to Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round

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Michigan State Spartans ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Big Ten Conference

Location: East Lansing

Arena: Breslin Student Events Center

Championships: 2000 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Sparty

Colors: Green, White

Lost to Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Final Four

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Auburn Tigers men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Southeastern Conference

Lost to Virginia Cavaliers in the Final Four

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North Carolina Central E... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #34 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Division: Division I (NCAA)

Arena: McLendon–McDougald Gymnasium

Colors: Grey, Maroon

Lost to North Dakota State Bison in First Four

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St. John's Red Storm men... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #35 Big East Conference

Lost to Arizona State Sun Devils in First Four

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Villanova Wildcats men's... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #22 Big East Conference

Location: Villanova

Arena: The Pavilion

Championships: 1985 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Mascot: Will D. Cat

Colors: Sky Blue, White, Blue

Lost to Purdue Boilermakers in the second round

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Gonzaga Bulldogs men's b... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
West Coast Conference

Location: Spokane

Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center

Mascot: Spike the Bulldog

Colors: White, Blue

Lost to Texas Tech Red Raiders in Elite Eight

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New Mexico State Aggies ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #45 Western Athletic Conference

Location: Las Cruces

Division: Division I (NCAA)

Arena: Pan American Center

Mascot: Pistol Pete

Colors: Crimson, White

Lost to Auburn Tigers in the first round

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Michigan Wolverines men'... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
Big Ten Conference

Location: Ann Arbor

Arena: Crisler Arena

Championships: 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Colors: Blue, Maize

Lost to Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Sweet Sixteen

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Cincinnati Bearcats men'... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #24 Big East Conference

Location: Cincinnati

Championships: 1961 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 1962 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Lost to Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round

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Iowa Hawkeyes men's bask... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #25 Big Ten Conference

Lost to Tennessee Volunteers in the second round

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Florida Gators men's bas... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #26 Southeastern Conference

Location: Gainesville

Championships: 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

Lost to Michigan Wolverines in the second round

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Houston Cougars men's ba... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
American Athletic Conference

Lost to Kentucky Wildcats in the Sweet Sixteen

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VCU Rams men's basketbal... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #50 Colonial Athletic Association

Location: Richmond

Arena: Stuart C. Siegel Center

Mascot: Rodney the Ram

Colors: Gold, Black

Lost to Auburn Tigers in the first round

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Arizona State Sun Devils... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list March Madness: Who Will Win The 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament?
voting closed at #33 Pacific-12 Conference

Location: Tempe

Arena: Wells Fargo Arena

Mascot: Sparky

Colors: Maroon, Gold

Lost to Buffalo Bulls in the first round