2012 NCAA Basketball Championship Odds: UCLA At 25/1, USC At 100/1

Surprise, surprise, the UCLA Bruins have the best odds in the Pac-12 to capture the NCAA championship this season. UCLA is currently listed at 25/1 odds, tied for 11th best odds in the nation along with luminaries like Kansas and St. John's. Despite the backcourt losses of Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee, UCLA should have some of the best big man production in the conference and could very well strike an imposing shadow over the rest of the Pac-12.

A little bit more interesting is the reasonable amount of respect the USC Trojans are getting here. USC is getting 100/1 odds, equal to their more highly touted preseason conferencemates the California Golden Bears. USC has lost a lot of their defensive frontcourt depth with the departures of Nikola Vucevic, Alex Stepheson and Marcus Simmons, plus already saw Jio Fontan go down for the season. There isn't really much left for the Trojans to rally back and win a title, is there?

After the jump, a full list of the rankings.

North Carolina                7/2

Kentucky                      9/2

Ohio State                     15/2

Duke                             10/1

Connecticut                   12/1

Louisville                       12/1

Syracuse                      12/1

Florida                          20/1

Vanderbilt                      20/1

Memphis                       22/1

Kansas                         25/1

St. John's                      25/1

UCLA                            25/1

Michigan State              28/1

Pittsburgh                     28/1

Texas                           28/1

Baylor                           35/1

Indiana                          35/1

Michigan                       35/1

Arizona                         40/1

Georgetown                   40/1

Gonzaga                       40/1

Notre Dame                   50/1

Villanova                       50/1

Wisconsin                     55/1

Kansas State                60/1

Temple                          60/1

Texas A&M                   60/1

Washington                   60/1

West Virginia                 60/1

Alabama                       65/1

Butler                            65/1

Florida State                  65/1

Boston College              75/1

Cincinnati                      75/1

Illinois                           75/1

Minnesota                     75/1

Mississippi State           75/1

Oregon                          75/1

Xavier                            75/1

Tennessee                    80/1

Arkansas                      100/1

California                       100/1

Marquette                      100/1

Maryland                       100/1

Miami FL                       100/1

Missouri                        100/1

New Mexico                  100/1

North Carolina State       100/1

Oklahoma                     100/1

Oklahoma State             100/1

Purdue                          100/1

St. Mary's                     100/1

UNLV                            100/1

USC                             100/1

Utah State                     100/1

VCU                             100/1

Clemson                       125/1

Colorado                       125/1

Georgia                         125/1

Georgia Tech                 125/1

Richmond                      125/1

Seton Hall                     125/1

Stanford                        125/1

Washington State          125/1

Arizona State                150/1

BYU                             150/1

Iowa                              150/1

Mississippi                    150/1

Old Dominion                 150/1

Penn State                    150/1

San Diego State            150/1

South Carolina               150/1

Virginia Tech                 150/1

Auburn                          200/1

LSU                              200/1

Rutgers                         200/1

South Florida                 200/1

Texas Tech                   200/1

UAB                             200/1

UTEP                            200/1

Virginia                         200/1

Wake Forest                 200/1

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